Hey! Uncle Milton! Thanks for the free parking!
Location: New Braunfels, TX
Date played: January 8, 2017
Team size: 2-6; we recommend 2-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $25 per ticket, $20 per ticket if booking for 5 or more players
Story & setting
Our tabletop game-creating Uncle Milton has passed away. If we can win one final game that he has left for us, he will bequeath his board game fortune to us. If we lose, his estate will be donated to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Built entirely around tabletop and casino games, Game Suite was less visually impactful than the other offerings at Escape Haus. It was cute but pretty sparse.
Game Suite was not the puzzliest of games. There was a fair amount of searching, some deciphering, and quite a bit of counting.
One puzzle was seriously clever; solving it felt like a triumph.
Escape Haus did a great job of incorporating a lot of tabletop games into Game Suite. Nearly every puzzle was born of a game.
Everything was clearly clued and cleanly executed, even when it wasn’t immediately obvious.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster reference was an exceptional detail.
The puzzling wasn’t particularly strong. Some of the more task-based interactions overstayed their welcome.
A large set piece wasn’t relevant to the game.
Game Suite didn’t look or feel like it had much gravity.
Should I play Escape Haus’ Game Suite?
Cute and entertaining, Game Suite’s setup had us laughing.
While it wasn’t Escape Haus’ best looking, most challenging, or most compelling game, it was still fun to play.
Game Suite was a solid beginner game; it was player-friendly and unintimidating. Experienced players could sit this one out.
That said, Game Suite would be an exceptional game for families with children. Many of the tasks that turned me off would be perfect for kids.
Book your hour with Escape Haus’ Game Suite, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Full disclosure: Escape Haus comped our tickets for this game.