Updated: May 20
Photo above provided by The Escape Game
Company: The Escape Game
Game: Rugrats: Search for the Losted Toys
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Remote Escape Room 🗣
Genre: Adventure, Fun
Date Played: 6/11/2021
Difficulty (based on 7 players): 5.5/10
Size of Team: 4-8 players (min 4 pp booking on weekdays and 5 pp on weekends)
Time: 60 Minutes
Price: $35.00/pp (Limited-Time game)
While Angelica was pulling a prank on her friends by hiding their bestest toys, she also managed to misplace her own doll, Cynthia! Now it's up to you and the rest of the gang to team up and find their losted toys! But you must do this before Grandpa Lou wakes up from his nap!
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As our group met with the game host over Zoom, we were given a short debrief on how to use their build-in inventory system and a video intro of the backstory. It was so much fun to see and hear all the familiar faces from the show (Angelica, Chuckie, Tommy, Susie, Kimi, Lillian, etc...) before the game.
After the video ended, we were greeted by our avatar in front of a super colorful kitchen that just screams FUN! Being that this is an escape room and we're supposed to be a bunch of babies, everything was locked up with child proof locks. We're able to ask our avatar to start searching for items right away and whenever we found something useful, it'll pop up in our inventory instantly. This really made the game play really smooth as some players were searching items with the avatar while others were solving puzzles by utilizing the items that we've already acquired. The host was also able to remove items that we've used in real time from the inventory.
Whenever we found a losted toy, a light would lit up. This was a nice tracker to know how many toys were still left to be found so we knew how to manage our time. Since our team was made up of mostly reviewers and enthusiasts, we finished with approximately 18 minutes left on the clock.
If you've played their "Playground" escape room IRL before, you might recognize some similarities in the set design and puzzles (although I would say at least 70% was changed). Even though this may seem like a kiddy room, there's actually a lot of puzzles waiting to be solved. There was a good amount of "search and find", trivia crossword puzzle, secret reveals and more. At one point you may need to dial a US number. If you are playing from another country, have the GM just play the message for you. We really loved that they stuck to the theme and everything used in the room was tied with the Rugrats' characters and stories.
Our GM was a trooper. This room required a good amount of moving around and a final puzzle that I've tried in real life with Brandon as a team of two that we felt exhausted by the end. I wish they could have translated this to an interactive type of puzzle into their inventory system so that we could play along with the avatar instead of watching her. This puzzle took some time to complete since the avatar is just one person so make sure to leave enough time for the end puzzle.
This game was created by The Escape Game in collaboration with Nickelodeon to celebrate Rugrat's 30th anniversary. We were invited to attend the press conference game before the game opened to public. I was super excited since I've been a fan of Rugrats ever since I was a kid. It was nice to be reminded about how fun these babies could be once again. What better ways to do this than an escape room? We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would recommend this to anyone (even if you have no idea who the Rugrats are). If you so happen to be in Las Vegas, NV or King of Prussia, PA, then you're in luck! You can play this game in real life! As Angelica would say: "Are you ready to find my toy? You dumb babies!"
(If you do decide to try this game, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank The Escape Game/ Nickelodeon for inviting us to preview this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.