Komnata Quest – 7 sinful pleasures [Review]

Be open minded… and don’t forget your safeword.

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Date played: March 6, 2016

Team size: 3-5; we recommend 3-4

Price: $28 per ticket

Theme & story

We were agents dispatched to investigate a house of ill repute.

Literally everything was sex-and-kink themed. Let’s be clear, we’re not talking about a cutesy sex-themed game, Komnata Quest was not fucking around.

Komnata Quest - 7 sinful pleasures - chained up

Sensors & senses

7 sinful pleasures had an exotic, erotic, and exciting variety of puzzles, props, and decor.

There were many objects that I never expected to handle in an escape room.

There were many sights that I never expected to see in an escape room.

There were more than a few sounds that I never expected to hear in an escape room.

In typical Komnata Quest fashion, these objects were used in a variety of physical and sensor-driven puzzles… some of them were hilarious.

Fussy interface

Komnata Quest consistently features sensor-driven puzzles. Sometimes these sensors don’t trigger as they’re supposed to. That happened rather irritatingly in 7 sinful pleasures.

One particular puzzle was hilariously fun, and we knew what to do, but getting the thing to trigger required a lot of repetitious attempts. This soured an otherwise wonderful puzzle.

Loose lock

One critical lock was showing some serious signs of wear. The combination lock’s disks were incredibly loose, which, when paired with the darkness of the room, made manipulating the lock far more challenging than it should have been.

These things should be tight.

Photo of 4 handcuffs hanging from a wall, some are fuzzy.

Lost in translation

We could frequently tell when puzzles had been translated from Russian to English. In one instance, a program had been mostly translated into English, but some small pieces of it were in the Cyrillic alphabet.

There was also a video featuring an attractive woman whose voice was dubbed in English. If I’m being honest, I didn’t notice her lips, but some of the other players were put off by her lips and words being out of sync.

Should I play Komnata Quest’s 7 sinful pleasures?

It’s difficult to do 7 sinful pleasures justice without spoilers.

It’s fun. It’s funny. It’s unusual. It’s strangely sexy. It’s unapologetically kinky. And it’s decidedly family unfriendly.

More than for most escape rooms, you’re going to want to choose your team carefully. Leave the prudes at home… but you might also want to consider leaving your less mature friends off of the game invite. 7 sinful pleasures is the kind of game where one player could make the game very uncomfortable very quickly.

If you’re not turned off by the sexual theme of the game and you’re over the age of 18, then 7 sinful pleasures is a must play.

Choose your partners carefully, and practice safe escaping.

Book your hour with Komnata Quest’s 7 sinful pleasures, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you by using the coupon code, escapeartist to receive 10% off.

8 thoughts on “Komnata Quest – 7 sinful pleasures [Review]

  1. I just want to know, do sexy, and kinky things actually happen TO the players?

    1. Will I be forced to do sexual things or have them done to me, as in touched etc?

    2. Will I be bound, and gagged at any point? I’m Claustrophobic, and don’t like my mouth being obstructed since I’m a mouth breather.

    3. Will I be tortured like in an actual BDSM Dungeon? I have a pain phobia/ limit. I have below zero pain tolerance, so will I be electrically shocked, whipped, flogged, or slanted etc?

    4. Will I be subjected to anything more extreme/ advanced, such as Breath Play? I have a suffocation phobia/ limit that is worse than my pain phobia/ limit.

    I’m not a prude, or against it as a theme, or other people being into it, but I consider myself 100% Vanilla when it comes to what happens to my body, or what I do to others.

    1. Hi Christopher. First thing I’ll point out is that Komnata Quest no longer operates this game in NYC (although I believe it does operate in other cities). Moving onto your questions:

      1. Will I be forced to do sexual things or have them done to me, as in touched etc?

      When we played (about 5 years ago), there were no actors in this game, just props and your teammates. All of the interactions are sexual or vaguely sexual. There is one interaction where two players have to have some contact with one another, but even that isn’t especially sexual. For reference the people who did this interaction when we played were my wife and brother-in-law.

      2. Will I be bound, and gagged at any point? I’m Claustrophobic, and don’t like my mouth being obstructed since I’m a mouth breather.

      At least when we played, one player will needed to be physically restrained to some extent for a brief period of time. Nothing went near anyone’s mouth.

      3. Will I be tortured like in an actual BDSM Dungeon? I have a pain phobia/ limit. I have below zero pain tolerance, so will I be electrically shocked, whipped, flogged, or slanted etc?

      No. The ticket price is far too low for that. :p

      But seriously, this is more pastiche of sex dungeon than actual sex dungeon.

      4. Will I be subjected to anything more extreme/ advanced, such as Breath Play? I have a suffocation phobia/ limit that is worse than my pain phobia/ limit.

      I’m not a prude, or against it as a theme, or other people being into it, but I consider myself 100% Vanilla when it comes to what happens to my body, or what I do to others.

      No. This is a sexually themed game, not a sexual game. I wouldn’t recommend children or people who are especially bashful or offended by sex play… but beyond those groups it is harmless and playful.

      1. I have a few more questions out of curiosity if that is alright with you.

        1. So the part where they are bound for a short while, it’s not anything that would trigger my Claustrophobia/ anxiety issues? I don’t like the whole being “helpless” thing if you know what I mean.

        2. The reason I asked this is because I saw on some reviews that there was something that was put on someone called a “Breast Directional Lock” and they said it as if it’s wild, or shocking, or something.

        3. What is a Breast Directional Lock? Google’s not giving any relevant results. Does it hurt? I don’t like “intense” feelings either, even good, or pleasurable ones. I am High Functioning Autistic, and also HSP ( Highly Sensitive Person ) if that puts things into perspective.

        4. Can I opt out of any activity, or leave whenever I want if there is anything I find uncomfortable, and not willing to do/ consent to? Like refusing to be restrained as an example?

        Sorry if I sound lame, but I am overly cautious, ask lots of questions most other people wouldn’t even think of, or care about, and won’t do anything that is risky, or dangerous in life.

        I choose safety above all else, and won’t jump into anything blindly unless I know exactly what everything is, and entails in advance, and am guaranteed to be able to leave/ walk away/ quit whenever I want, and will never end up in a situation in which I am forced to do anything I don’t like, or want to do.I don’t like being forced into one way street kind of things. It’s a personal space/ boundary/ limits kind of thing which I have a lot of.

      2. No worries Christopher. I’m happy to help.

        ***** MINOR SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT *****

        1. So the part where they are bound for a short while, it’s not anything that would trigger my Claustrophobia/ anxiety issues? I don’t like the whole being “helpless” thing if you know what I mean.

        One player on the team needs to be restrains by their wrists on a bed for a moment or two. Only one player, so while someone on the team needs to be willing to do this, most of the team will not have to.

        The person who does this chooses to do so.

        I cannot tell you if it will trigger you or not. I also can’t tell you if the game has changed in any meaningful way over the course of 5 years.

        2. The reason I asked this is because I saw on some reviews that there was something that was put on someone called a “Breast Directional Lock” and they said it as if it’s wild, or shocking, or something.

        Ah the breast diectional lock… in my opinion, if it’s wild or shocking it’s in a juvenile sort of way. It is certainly not painful or erotic.

        3. What is a Breast Directional Lock? Google’s not giving any relevant results. Does it hurt? I don’t like “intense” feelings either, even good, or pleasurable ones. I am High Functioning Autistic, and also HSP ( Highly Sensitive Person ) if that puts things into perspective.

        You have nothing to apologize for. Answering the question “What is a Breast Directional Lock?” is going to be a highlight of an otherwise boring week.

        The infamous breast directional lock is a foam boob on the wall set against a sexy painting of Snow White. The breast spins when you twist it. There is a puzzle that you solve that gives you the spin pattern. It’s especially memorable to many because the way you interact with it bears no resemblance to how breasts actually work or ought to be touched (in either a sensual or kinky way). I also think that there was some sort of moaning sound effect that triggered when you twisted sexy Snow White’s foam breast. This is a real highbrow game.

        4. Can I opt out of any activity, or leave whenever I want if there is anything I find uncomfortable, and not willing to do/ consent to? Like refusing to be restrained as an example?

        The beauty of escape room team play is that there’s usually someone on the team happy to step up in your stead. So as long as you have a teammate willing to handing the puzzle or interaction, then you’re all good.

        You should also be able to leave. At this point escape rooms should all have emergency exits… although some of them terminate the game for the entire team if the emergency exit is used. You’ll have to check with the company beforehand.

        I hope that helps.

    2. Depending on where you are located, ‘Case: Lust & Lace’ at Gotham Escape Room Philadelphia (also owned by the Komnata Brooklyn team) incorporates elements from 7 Sinful Pleasures and Bullets and Broken Hearts.

      They have added a few puzzles since we played but there were no restraints nor suffocation involved. I liked how each scene got progressively more edgy as it helped prepare you for the debaucherous… climax, so to speak.

  2. Ohhhhh, so the Breast Directional Lock isn’t some sort of weirdo device that gets put ON the restrained person, or any other player for that matter. THANK GOD!!! Because I finally got a result from Google, and I ended up with THIS: https://www.amazon.com/Breast-Bondage-Stainless-Restraint-Tit-Torture-Adjustable/dp/B082FVW2QF O.O

    And also take it that nothing “fun” or “interesting actually happens to the person being restrained while they’re restrained. So it’s more just a gimmick then.

    Lastly, what freaked me out, and made me ask all these silly questions was that I saw a few 1 Star Trip Advisor reviews by some people calling the escape room, “disgustingly, and “vulgar” etc, so I was wondering what the Heck went on in there LOL.

    Now that I know the truth, it begs the question, what the frick were they getting so offended about then? There’s nothing to get mad at, and you can leave whenever you want, and aren’t forced into anything.

    Thanks for all the answers.

    Bonus Question: Are there any escape rooms that ARE full on BDSM stuff, or at least close to it? Is that even a thing.

    1. 👀 yeah… haven’t seen anything like those breast restraints in an escape room before.

      As far as 7 Sinful Pleasures goes, I can easily imagine some folks being offended by any sexual depictions in this game. Depending upon the person, definitions of “vulgar” and “disgusting” can range widely. This game was thematically edgy, but that’s about it.

      And your assumption that nothing especially noteworthy happens to the restrained person is correct.

      To your bonus question, there are a handful of sexually themed escape games… or games that have some sexual content. A few examples include:
      https://roomescapeartist.com/2019/06/05/sauve-qui-peut-underground-bar-review/
      https://roomescapeartist.com/2020/01/28/trapology-boobie-trap-review/
      https://roomescapeartist.com/2019/08/27/60out-miss-jezebel-review/
      https://roomescapeartist.com/2017/10/23/house-tales-kowloon-walled-city-review/

      While some like Booby Trap play with BDSM as a theme, none of them actually have anything sexual happening to the players.

      I have heard tale of some games in Russia that have more overt sexual interaction, including player and actor nudity, but I haven’t heard of any games in the world that have physical sexual contact. So… to the best of my knowledge, it’s not a thing.

      These games are businesses with lawyers and insurance policies.

      1. I’m probably just too used to constantly reading about all of the weirdo versions of haunted house, and horror attractions known as Extreme Haunts, where you’re literally assaulted, man handled, touched, and even suffocated with plastic bags or a giant latex sheet attached to a mechanical device.

        Like The 17th Door, Black Out, McKamey Manor, etc.

        I guess I just assumed that there were Extreme Escape Room versions of those too, being the fact that all of those Extreme Haunts I listed right here in the USA.

        I must admit, when I first heard of them, I was utterly shocked, and couldn’t believe anyone would want to go to those, and ashamedly, a bit judge of anyone going too, but that was also partially in spite because most of them see outsiders if those attractions as wimps, and cowards etc.

        So much for businesses with lawyers, and insurance policies. Lol Sure, they make up you sign a waiver, and give you a safe word, but we all know that when shit inevitably ends up hitting the fan, those so called waivers won’t hold their weight in cold shit in court.

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