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September 16, 2019 - Codeword Escape - "Movie Theater Mayhem"

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This is our second time visiting Codeword Escape in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Previously, we’ve played their very first escape room game - "Curse of the Golden Touch". Be sure to read our reviews to find out more about this escape location. We have been waiting for the new room to open for a long time. We had a little sneak peak the last time that we visited and it looked amazing. Well, we are happy to report... that it did not disappoint! Without further due, here’s our awesome experience inside the “Movie Theater Mayhem”.


It seems like there was a robbery last night in the theater and the police caught the intruder. The theater noticed that the golden movie award was missing but because the intruders didn’t have it on them, we believe it’s still hidden inside the theater somewhere and this is when the show began…


You know the feeling of opening a new book and that fresh smell from the pages or that new car smell? This is how I feel when entering a brand-new escape room every time. Everything is still brand spanking new and the best part is we didn’t experience any technical issues! Initially when the room was being built, we saw a lot of windows and even an exit door which the owner had informed us that they can not cover since that’s an emergency exit. We thought this would ruin the immersive experience of the room, but this idea of building a lobby of a movie theater completely adapted into the storyline. The props are very authentic looking to the point where I was getting hungry looking at the candy and popcorn on the concession stand. We thought maybe if they were able to incorporate a bit of a popcorn scent in there it might enhance the immersive experience. The clues were very clearly thought out and reasonable. This makes the room a lot of fun to play even though we thought the puzzles were not extremely hard. Perhaps there could be certain elements that can be implemented for enthusiast. This is the first time we saw a specific “chain reaction” puzzle being utilized in a different way and it was awesome to see something new in an escape room for once. Everything was used in the room and we did not experience any annoying red herrings which was very refreshing. As we progressed, the “wow” moments kept getting better. We appreciated all the details that were incorporated into the set design and storyline where it felt like in a real-life situation this exact “thing” would happen.


After the game, the owner told us the story about a certain prop. She said the reason why she used it was mainly because she wanted to get rid of clutter in her garage. If you do end up talking to her about it, she may even give you one for free as she still has plenty that she needs to get rid of. We can’t wait for another chapter of Codeword Escape to unfold as this was truly a golden award deserving “performance”.



* 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 you want more info like if the room is a multi-room or what other additional tips we can provide to you, 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 Codeword Escape for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.


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