Updated: Feb 20
📖 THE STORY
Since our tour guide for the "Centralia Mineshaft" had to leave us for an emergency call, we decided to sneak into the mine. According to local legend there’s a hidden diamond in there. But this mine has been burning underground since 1962… Will we make it out alive?
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
As enthusiasts, we really appreciate it when we don’t need to hand hold flashlights. It makes searching and solving puzzles much easier. In this case, the miners’ hats with a light conveniently fit our needs and the storyline.
The set design made us feel like we just entered deep into a mine. There was real coal in the room! The temperature was cooler in this room than the one we just played. We enjoyed the aspect of the light setting being controlled by us as the story developed.
All the puzzles made sense with the story and as a group of 6, we were able to work on different puzzles simultaneously.
The attention to detail on one particular prop really “wowed” us. From the visual aspect to the sound effect, we really felt “the impact”.
A physical puzzle was fun although I was the only one that experienced it.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
Some parts of the room were not as spacious so some members would miss out on what puzzles were in there and how it was solved.
One of the puzzles seemed to have not reset correctly. So somehow, we skipped it but was still able to escape. The owner showed it to us after and we were happy to see how it operated as it was definitely a key element to the room.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
"Can U Xcape’s" bookings are public and we’ve had good and bad experiences with that. We really enjoyed the group we played with and teamwork was essential. Sharing what you found and calling out what’s already been done is the key to succeeding as a group in an escape room. We really enjoyed both rooms that we played at "Can U Xcape". They have very unique concepts for their set designs and puzzles. We suggest playing all three rooms as we’ll be returning for their "Tornado Room" for sure!
Are any parts sticking?
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!
** We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but if you'd like more information on the room, feel free to email us.
(If you do decide to try this room, please remember to let them know that "ESCAPETHEROOMers" sent you!)
Disclosure: We thank Can U Xcape? for comping our tickets for this game.
Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.