Even after winning, the study remained a mystery.
Location: Markham, Ontario
Date played: April 30, 2016
Team size: 3-7; we recommend 3-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $20 CAD per ticket
Story & setting
We were escaping the office of some sort of researcher. In order to get out, we had to circumvent his security features. If there were any additional nuances to this story, we weren’t able to follow them.
As an office, this set had a pretty typical room feel.
The various puzzles in Mysterious Study relied on different types of logic and relied heavily scavenging. While some puzzles were harder than others, over all, this game was pretty balanced.
There was one task that required more substantial physical involvement from at least a few members of the team.
The best moments of Mysterious Study were driven by technological interactions. One was particularly well executed and surprising.
This room escape didn’t tell us a story. There were characters and they featured in some of the puzzles, but in the end, it was more a collection of puzzles than an immersive escape room experience.
A lot of the puzzles felt dramatically out of place in the difficult-to-follow narrative.
We encountered a bug in the final puzzle, requiring our gamemaster to enter the room to fix it.
Should I play OMEscape Canada’s Mysterious Study?
Mysterious Study was a standard escape room: It had a solid variety of puzzles, light story, and a few cool moments. It was not outstanding, but it was a fun game.
Ultimately Mysterious Study felt unfinished. There were fun interactions, and the setup was solid, but it didn’t build into anything more than a puzzle room.
It would be an enjoyable room escape for newer players, but it likely won’t offer the excitement that more experienced players seek.
Book your hour with OMEscape Canada’s Mysterious Study, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.