The Puzzle Parlour - "The Heist Part I"

Updated: Jun 11

Photo credit: The Puzzle Parlour

Difficulty Level: 7/10

Public/Private: Private

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Today, we are visiting The Puzzle Parlour in White Plains, New York to try 2 of their 4 rooms that they currently offer. The first room that we are scheduled to play is "The Heist Part 1". According to their website, this is the most difficult room that they have. We were fortunate enough to meet with the owner & developer to learn more about the company. The Puzzle Parlour is a franchise organization that originated from Missouri. They have three locations total - 2 in Missouri and 1 in New York. There's a huge parking lot right next to the entrance and street parking in front. You can download the app - ParkWhitePlains and refill your meter without having to walk over. The lobby decor is quite nice and has a couple of games to entertain you while you wait. There's some merchandise available for purchase including t-shirts of all different colors and sizes.

Before entering "The Heist Part 1" room, you are debriefed outside by your game master/ getaway driver. He hands you a backpack with some useful objects to help you with your mission. The room design was built to feel like a locker room at a police precinct and it definitely did. Some parts of it felt a bit dated, but then again this is Puzzle Parlour's oldest room. The puzzles designs had a continuous flow and the storyline kept us engaged with some character role-playing. Since we managed to escape with some time to spare, we recommend a smaller group for this room. Also, there's a bonus puzzle if you escape with enough time to figure it out. The next room that we are scheduled to play is "Alien Conspiracy".

ETR Overall rating: 7.5/10

(If you do decide to try this room, please remember to let them know that "ESCAPETHEROOMers" sent you!)

* We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but you want more info like if the room is a multi-room or what other additional tips we can provide to you, feel free to email us.

Disclosure: We thank The Puzzle Parlour for comping our tickets for this game.

Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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