A glass of wine and a cigar.
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date played: January 7, 2017
Team size: 2; we recommend 2
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $63.60 per team
Story & setting
It’s your typical love story: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl go out on a date to the local Italian restaurant. Ants cut the restaurant’s power, locking them in. It happens all the time.
Played in part in darkness, Table 4 2 was about the size of a small walk-in closet and lightly decorated to look like an intimate Italian restaurant. Visually, there wasn’t a lot going on.
Designed for two players, Table 4 2 wasn’t overflowing with puzzles, but it didn’t need to be.
It had a typical escape room feel with scavenging, deductive connection building, and a bit of reasoning.
The first half of the game was a lot more cohesive than the latter portion.
We rarely find games designed for two players; I love that Premier Escape Rooms created one with some leftover space.
The first half of the game was straightforward and enjoyable.
There was a simple physical interaction that was well built and far more satisfying to complete than it probably should have been.
The second half of the game wasn’t as cohesive as the first half. The clue structure became a little more haphazard and it built to an ending that didn’t feel particularly satisfying.
Aesthetically, the space felt like an Italian restaurant only in the most abstract way.
Premier Escape Rooms built a solid tech interaction into Table 4 2. However this interaction was tied to a puzzle that didn’t feel anywhere near as satisfying as it could have.
This last bit of criticism wasn’t really Premier Escape Rooms’ fault: Table 4 2’s far wall butts up against a neighboring cigar shop and the game smelled of cigar smoke. I know some folks enjoy that smell, but we’re not among that group. Maybe a HEPA filter would help?
Should I play Premier Escape Rooms Table 4 2?
I cannot claim that Table 4 2 brought a lot of excitement. Its draw is the 2-player, private experience. For a pair of less experienced players, I think it’s a good, intimate room escape.
If you’re experienced players, take a pass unless you’re really keen on playing something small with a partner.
Book your hour with Premier Escape Rooms Table 4 2, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.