Emerald Alert

8 Overall
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Emerald Alert

  • Played June 2016
  • Brantford

  • 60 minutes
  • 4-10 players
  • $28

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Escape Key’s first room, Lady Evelyn’s Paradox was an enjoyable experience for the ERA team. So when we had the chance to go back and play Emerald Alert, it’s safe to say we had heightened expectations. The location was fairly easy to find, and there’s ample parking. One thing which also added to the experience was knowing there were never more than two groups being hosted at one time (which makes for a more personal and interactive experience with the Escape Key staff). Friendly smiles and wonderful staff remained the same from our last visit… We were getting excited!

The story is deep, involved, and follows in a broader story arc when connected with Lady Evelyn’s Paradox. Although not over the top, the set design and choice of props do a very good job of making you feel as if you’re in a quality built room. What makes Escape Key a particularly interesting experience is the potential for extra puzzles and hidden information which adds to your score. Yep we said that correctly, your room score. For those who are more competitive by nature you’ll probably enjoy the scoring aspect of this room and how it creates the need to be very mindful of what you do throughout the adventure…

The puzzles use a good blend of skills and for the most part involve cooperative and collaborative function with no bottlenecks. There isn’t any specific teamwork component, but the collaborative puzzles do a great job of making the room inclusive for everyone… Very enjoyable for the most part. The same goes for the immersive aspects of this room which as we mentioned, follows in line with the story arc that is present in all the Escape Key Rooms…

So would we recommend Emerald Alert? YES! It’s a good solid room that deserves to be put in the same category as its partner Lady Evelyn’s Paradox. We enjoyed how the set design allowed us to walk through the story, and to be honest it also made us curious what the Escape Key has in mind for the next part of this continuing story… This room is suitable for all ages and experience levels, and we’d recommend a group size of 3-6 people depending on the level of engagement you want and the experience level of the players.

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