The Penitentiary

The Penitentiary
9.275

Atmosphere

93/10

    Equipment

    95/10

      Creativity

      93/10

        Puzzles

        90/10

          Pros

          • - Elaborate décor
          • - Plenty of gameplay

          Cons

          • - Very challenging

          It was bittersweet booking this room. We were excited to play at Omescape again (despite a somewhat disappointing experience with Joker’s Asylum), but sad that this was the last room we had left. Some time between booking and playing though, we received word that a second location is opening in Scarborough, so now we’re excited again!

          True to Omescape’s style, décor was rich and elaborate. However, this did cause some frustration because it was not clear which clues belonged to which puzzle, and what the order should be. Not that this should be blatantly spelled out for you, but without spoiling anything, I felt that it caused an unnecessary rough start. The puzzles were otherwise fair, and I appreciated the creativity in how the puzzles were delivered and their required solutions. There was a nice variety, and lots for everyone to do. Also, everything worked as expected, and there were no mechanical or technical failures.

          Contrary to the rating on Omescape’s website, I feel that this room was more difficult than Joker’s Asylum and would recommend it for advanced players.

           

          Omescape
          7501 Woodbine Ave, Unit 7, Markham, ON L3R 2W1

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