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Niagara Escapement - "The End of the World"

Updated: Mar 14


LOCATION:  Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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📝  ETR DECODER

  • 🔑 GAME: The End of the World

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: March 17, 2023

  • 🎬 GENRE: Apocalyptic

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 2 Players): 8/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 3-6 PPL

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 60 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE: CAD $26.55/PP

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private

  • 🔓 ESCAPED/ COMPLETED?: YES


📖 THE STORY

The world is literally going to end in 60 minutes. The only place that might be able to save your life is a hidden shelter that a local rich guy is building in his basement. Can you find the entrance in time?


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🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • Instead of going right into the bunker, we loved the fact that the story started off in the service elevator. This created a sense of secrecy and anticipation. We also appreciated the “warm-up” puzzles before the real challenges.

  • The checklist in the room essentially acted as a clock but also gave us confirmation of the solution. As each green light lit up, we felt closer to the entrance to that bunker.

  • The creator took the time to think about each room’s design. For instance, in the latter part of the game, you would not find any keys & locks. This is because we are trying to fix the mechanical parts and answer confirmations (as mentioned before) are given by green lights instead.

  • There were a few multi-step puzzles that were unconventional yet created a really satisfying sensation when we solved them.

  • As we advanced deeper into the facility, the challenges got progressively harder and this is because the game is preparing us for that finale. We definitely felt that adrenaline rush as the clock was winding down.

🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • This is a pretty solid game. We don’t have anything to say in this section. If we had to nitpick, maybe a little added special effect on the ending?

🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

As enthusiasts, we really got the work cut out for us in this game. There were a ton of non-linear puzzles and all of them were quite enjoyable to solve. The flow was great, and we loved the twist in the ending. Some of the puzzles could be a little challenging for beginners so I would suggest starting with their “Easy Bake Coven” first. The owners of this company are enthusiasts themselves and this is clearly reflected in their game and puzzle design. If you’re in the Niagara Falls area, come play all of their games!


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ℹ️ ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Free Parking on the side of the store

  • Board Game Cafe on site

  • Games For Sale in Lobby

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Disclosure: We thank Niagara Escapement 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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