I spent my birthday locked in a big room with five of my friends at the “Escape from the Werewolf Village” in New York City. This was a one weekend only, traveling room escape event put on by one of the pioneers in the real life room escape world. I was damn excited. I have been obsessed with these room escapes, so much so that I wrote a primer on how to do them.
Sadly, I found this event lacking in a number of significant ways.
I’m going to break them down without giving away any significant spoilers from the game.
The Room Was Irrelevant
Room escape puzzles are typically intimate events. A team of 2 – 12 people working in close quarters, physically interacting with one another and the room. This was a 90 person event with teams of 6 people. Most of the work happens at your…
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