• Cici Cao

Escape Games NYC - "Detective Story"

Updated: Jan 20


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Difficulty Level: 5/10

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The location of this escape room is in the basement. There are no elevators and there's about 2 flights of stairs down. Once in the basement, the lobby is quite spacious although there's not much decor. The walls are filled with photos of previous players and leadership boards. They also have a green screen to customize the background to cater to your room. As soon as you walk into the "Detective Story" room, you feel like you're back in the 70's. There were a few puzzles in there that implemented some "Gen-1 Tech". We had six people tackling this room and finished in 32 minutes with no clues asked. We felt that this room was meant for a smaller group or they should add a bit more puzzles in place. Because the room is not really linear, the group can solve different puzzles simultaneously therefore the playtime is not as long. The story did have a simple but conclusive ending but there wasn't really a "WOW" moment.


ETR Overall rating: 6.5/10

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