The First Endeavour

The First Endeavour
6.375

Atmosphere

80/10

    Equipment

    60/10

      Creativity

      60/10

        Puzzles

        55/10

          Pros

          • - Set design reflected Victorian-style theme
          • - Rooms were spacious

          Cons

          • - Puzzle, riddle and red herring overload
          • - Too many fragile items in the rooms

          We had booked this room because there were more than a few comments that said it had excellent set design. Indeed, there was no skimping – it’s obvious that a lot of time and effort was invested to create the Victorian-style setting. This does come with a cost though. Rules had to be laid down to protect the furniture (such as Don’t pull the drawers out all the way), and the many fragile items in the room dampened the experience, because we had to super careful with everything for fear of breaking something.

          The puzzles followed a somewhat logical sequence in that there was a computer with a set of riddles that needed to be solved in sequential order. But given that there were many other puzzles and riddles to solve, three rooms to get through and lots of red herrings to filter out, it seemed rather overloaded and lacking direction. Also, the puzzles didn’t really relate to the theme, which is a shame given that so much effort was put into setting up the rooms.

          It’s really unfortunate that I’m not able to give this room a higher score. And I’m at a loss as to what kind of player to recommend this room to. I’m sure there are people out there that think that it’s an awesome room, but too bad I’m not one of them.

           

          The Great Escape
          165 Geary Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 2B8

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