[At the time of this review, Red Door Escape Room was called The Escape Room Dallas Fort Worth.]
Another giant game in Texas.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Date played: November 2, 2015
Team size: up to 8; we recommend 4-5
Price: $25 per ticket
Story & theme
Continuing the story from The Escape Room Dallas Fort Worth’s first episode, Confinement, Entrapment had us playing the role of private investigators looking into the crimes that we had previously uncovered.
Entrapment was far less dark and edgy than Confinement. It alluded to the themes from the first game, but never dove into them. It was a generally friendlier game.
The themes and setting were all over the place. There were three distinct locations in this room. Each one felt too different from the others, even though each one looked good individually.
This was another massive game. Because Texas.
However, in spite of Entrapment’s size, there was one point when it became cramped and we experienced a tedious bottleneck.
The puzzles in Entrapment were far more diverse than those found in Confinement.
There were a lot of incredible puzzles with interesting and unusual clues. There were also a few unexpected devices that added to the intrigue of the experience.
On the flip side, Entrapment hit its low points when the game leaned too heavily on devices. There was a point in the game where we had to ask for a hint just to make sure we knew how to use a device. Later, we were held back because we weren’t familiar with how to operate an unusual lock (which is one of my pet peeves).
Should I play The Escape Room Dallas Fort Worth’s Entrapment?
Entrapment was more family friendly than Confinement. It offered attractive settings and a number of interesting puzzles.
I wish it were as consistent as Confinement was, but the gameplay was held back by its reliance on more gimmicky locks and contraptions.
It was a solid game, and well worth playing, even if it could have used more polish.
Book your hour in The Escape Room Dallas Fort Worth’s Entrapment, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.