- Played January 2016
- 60 minutes
- 2-5 players
- What People Say
From the outside, Perplexity doesn’t present a particularly strong first impression. They can be found in a very nondescript office park just off the 410, and their sign is a little on the small side. But once inside, the decor is quite nice, the staff are friendly, and they have a nice big lounge where you can hang out and play a board game or two between escape rooms. (And if you ask really nicely, they might even set you up with some karaoke!)
After the usual rules and warnings, The Elevator starts off with a brief spiel giving you the backstory. To be honest, the story wasn’t particularly memorable, and at no time during the game it feel particularly relevant to what was going on. Something about it breaking down and you only have an hour left before you run out of air or something to that effect…
The room quality is quite good, and they’ve done a decent job of making it look like a real service elevator with some very authentic-looking details. Unfortunately the room doesn’t have a lot in the way of wow factor, but the puzzles are well done. The puzzles are all reasonably straightforward with nothing requiring any great leaps of logic and a good amount of variety above and beyond the standard find the combination to this lock (although there are a few of those too). There’s also the opportunity for larger groups to split up and tackle different puzzles at the same time, although sometimes it can be helpful to have multiple brains working together on some of the trickier ones. In terms of difficulty, experienced escapers shouldn’t have too much trouble escaping the room and even beginners should have a decent chance of getting out.
Overall, The Elevator is a solid, straightforward, well-built escape room with some nice high-tech touches but somewhat lacking in wow factor. What it does it does well though. Definitely recommended.