- Played March 2017
- 60 minutes
- 2-6 players
- What People Say
Confundrum, located just off the QEW in Burlington, offers a large lobby with a number of large games (actually large, like giant Connect 4); a fun way to spend your time while awaiting your escape room experience. There are a number of regular-sized board games, and a good selection of refreshments to enjoy. The staff are very friendly, and rewards your participation in their rooms with some FREE popcorn (an ERA favourite)! The rules and guidelines are clearly explained while the staff prepare the groups for their experience, and an introduction video is currently in the works.
Twisted Woods definitely gets huge thumbs up for room quality. Walking into the room, there is no mistake of where you are meant to be, and the time you spend in the first space is one of the highlights of the room. The props and parts of the set are real, not just realistic, and the construction and innovation behind certain parts of the room are fantastic. A lot of the items within are fastened down, though there isn’t too much within to distract from the story or the puzzles. There was some wiring visible, which is unfortunate as you see them during one of the scare-potential parts of the room, and you are reminded that you are in an escape room, not an actual cabin. Otherwise, our team loved what the Confundrum team has done regarding the construction of this room!
When it comes to immersion, our team much prefers stories that drive an escape room experience as opposed to the “This is why you are here, and now you have to escape” stories. Twisted Woods delivers this, and while the story is derivative, it does develop as you progress through the room, and keeps one involved. The atmosphere is what really boosts the immersion factor of this room, and a lot of this is the set design. As I mentioned, the décor is very realistic to the setting, and we honestly felt the anxiety that the story hopes for thanks to the set that Confundrum has created.
Our team has recently begun discussing the idea of puzzles vs. tasks. While this isn’t really the place to get into that argument, our team felt that the tasks that we were required to complete in this room were more fun and engaging than the puzzles. Based on our scoring scheme, we group them all under this category. There was a good variety of puzzles offered in this escape room, and while they were all logical and thematic, we felt that they were fairly simple, and there wasn’t anything that was fun to figure out. Again, the tasks were a lot of fun, as they required a lot of interaction with the set (which we loved, if you couldn’t tell…)
Twisted Woods is a fun experience based on the beginning and ending of this room alone. The atmosphere that has been created really drives the experience, and with the choice of the level of scare that you receive, it’s really up to you how involved the experience is. We enjoyed the room, and recommend it for smaller groups; a great option for a first date!