Updated: Jun 11
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It’s by fate that we were destined to come try Room With A Clue. We met the owner at another escape room location as they were about to enter their game. They reached out to us after and here we are!
Room With A Clue is located in a historic building with loft-like ceilings. There was plenty of parking outside. The building already had a preset ambience for horror but by popular demand the owner has made these rooms family friendly and not scary at all. We were attempting two back to back rooms here starting with "The Slasher".
Despite the name “The Slasher”, this first room had nothing to do with murder mystery. “The Slasher” was merely a prisoner who’s been sentenced and has been planning to escape for a long time. He finally successfully locked us in the warden's office and we needed to get out before the poison gas consumed us. The room was quite spacious, and we would recommend a team of 3-4 people. As we entered the office of the warden, we were cuffed. Our first mission was to free ourselves. This was the first time we’ve encountered a room where there was more than one way to solve a puzzle (in this case, an easier way and a harder way). I believe we chose the harder way throughout the game. Later on, the owner said most of the experienced player choose to play the harder way where most of the new players actually saw shortcuts right away. It was a very interesting concept but also rather confusing for us since at times we would find clues or keys which we’ve used for another puzzle already but found another one only to have no use for them. The puzzle designs felt a little out of context to the storyline. At times we would ask ourselves if this was a real situation of us trying to escape this office, would we count objects? If the game flow could clean up a bit with perhaps just one puzzle per key (maybe have two versions of the game: easy or hard) and puzzles to be more relatable to the storyline, this could be a much-improved room. We enjoyed the storyline as it’s always fun to capture an escaped fugitive!
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Disclosure: We thank Room With A Clue for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.