Updated: Jan 31
📖 THE STORY
We were being sent by the government to track down the mole who’s been leaking highly classified information to the outside world. We arrived at his secret hideout. When we began to search his place, weird things started to uncover... Will we be able to crack the Conspiracy Theory?
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
First time we encountered a game with 4 different endings pending on your choice. We like the concept of the interactive video involved with the puzzle elements.
Set design was very detailed. Even though there seemed to be a lot of decor in the room, you will not have mistaken them as red herrings. Things that were not needed were bolted down nicely on shelves.
Various puzzles were interactive and fun. This room was not linear at all so a large group can easily “divide and conquer”.
Great way of utilizing the space of the room to create different set designs. We love it when owners think outside the box in terms of a room not just being a box, but can also create different “levels” to enhance the player’s experience.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
If the interactive video prop can also act as the clue giver, it would bring add a more immersive feel.
Although there were choice endings, it would’ve been nice to have some middle choice elements as well since the ending choices felt more like two options versus four.
There was one interactive element in the room that was a bit confusing as the prop had an association with the puzzle that wasn’t used at the end.
One puzzle in the latter game was a bit hard to understand despite following the hint instruction but we were able to use process of elimination and solved it at the end. We felt like we spent the most time here.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
This room is ranked as their hardest room right now and usually a minimum of four people is needed for the booking. Since we played it with only the two of us, we totally felt the intensity of the number of puzzles in the room. Most of the time we were solving puzzles simultaneously in order to quickly move forward. We did get out with seconds to spare but did not have time to even think about the bonus puzzle. "Can U Xcape" is known for adding a bonus mission in their rooms and if you solve it, they will take some time off of the clock when you escape. This is great for enthusiasts looking for a challenge. Our recommended size for the room is 4-6 people. Let us know which ending you chose after playing the game!
Turn it at the same time.
* 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.