September 5, 2017

EscapeX Room: The Attic (Irvine, CA)

Krazy Katz & Bill joined us for a midnight game
While we were in the Orange County area we met up with some other enthusiasts and it was fun to play with people who are just as passionate as we are about escape rooms. Bill and the Krazy Katz joined us for this last minute booking late on a Saturday night. From the EscapeX site:

"Sixty years after the disappearance of the Cain family, prospective residents have come to the manor ... every one of them citing strange behavior in the household. Voices echo from the ceiling and footsteps go pitter-patter across the attic floors.

Though the manor has remained abandoned, those that dare enter the establishment report inexplicable chills that linger in the air and feelings of being followed. Some say the spirit of Master Cain remains trapped in the attic, doomed to stay in the house for all eternity. 

Do you dare explore what lies in the attic?"

The Attic takes place in a dark, but not scary setting with a lot of tactile puzzles. Put this here to activate that, all right up my alley! While we thoroughly enjoyed a lot of the puzzles, there were a few finicky ones. There's one that we are certain we executed properly multiple times and it was randomly activated after a while so it could have been a manual override by the GM. I personally adore tangible puzzles and the "aha" type of solutions. This would probably not satisfy a puzzle lover given the ease of some of the tasks but it was still quite enjoyable. We finished the room in record time and I would recommend this room to both newbies and veterans alike.

The decor was spot on as seems to be the case with most of the rooms we played in LA and Anaheim. Must be the promity to Hollywood. :)

Pros: Good range of tactile puzzles
Cons: May be a bit easy for experienced groups
  • Set/room design: Great
  • Technology/automation: Gen-2 room
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Price: $30/person,  
  • Number of players: 6-13 (we recommend 6), private
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
See their website here: https://www.escapexrooms.com/the-attic

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