Escape the Danforth
Escape the Danforth
- Played August, 2015
- 60 minutes
- 2-8 players
- $25 Adult | $15 Children
- Unlimited Hints
- All ages. Requires one adult.
- What People Say
Looking Glass Adventures is located just east of the heart of Greektown on the Danforth. The signage is not visible from the street, but they are located just below “Bell’s Martial Arts Studio.” Parking is available on the street or at the Green P parking.
Upon entering, our team was greeted by Christine who is an enthusiastic escape room runner and one of the friendliest owners I have met thus far. The waiting room is small but cozy with a generous selection of free refreshments. There are no lockers for your belongings; however there is the option to bring your stuff with you.
Before beginning our adventure Christine explained the basic rules and stirred us away from rummaging through some props to avoid wasting precious time.
The pre-story: You receive a troubling call from your Uncle Robert asking for your help. He asks you to go to his office and retrieve something for him, but is this all or is there more to this story? You have 60 minutes to find out.
As you enter the room your team is instantly faced with a combination of searching and puzzles incorporating many elements. The rooms have a good linear flow and are designed specifically with families in mind. The rooms are spacious and include many props that have been thoughtfully purchased from estate sales, adding genuineness to the story line. You really feel like you are in your uncle’s home office.
The puzzles were challenging but not difficult so if you are looking for math logical challenges you might be disappointed here. Nonetheless we really enjoyed the quality of puzzles. Hints are unlimited and can be called in if needed.
We didn’t run into any troubles completing puzzles except when one of our team members overthought a puzzle (which tends to happen with more experienced escape room enthusiasts). Without giving too much away, the room also has an impressive well-disguised tech feature that our team really enjoyed.
This room is perfect for parents with school age children, but I would not hesitate to recommend Looking Glass for a fun night out with friends or a corporate team building exercise either.
Christine is also very generous with allowing extra time for those who need it, and doesn’t book back to back appointments to allow groups to chat about their experience afterwards.