Escape Games PDX – Amnesia [Review]

Puzzles? Where? When? Why?

Location: Portland, Oregon

Date played: May 21, 2017

Team size: 2-8; we recommend 4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $30 per ticket

Story & setting

Amnesia took place in a stark, white laboratory setting.

We couldn’t remember why we’d ended up there, but we were clearly experiencing some sort of experiment.

In-game: A stark white room with a timer, locked cabinets, and chairs.

Puzzles

Escape Games PDX hid a lot of diverse and satisfying puzzles in Amnesia’s seemingly bare space.

Standouts

The puzzles were great. Some were simple. Some were challenging. They all worked.

While the simplicity of the set could have been terrible, it worked in Amnesia. There were no distractions. The set took a backseat to the puzzles, but it was still integral to the experience.

There was more depth to Amnesia than we initially realized.

Shortcomings

One puzzle type was overused.

In one instance, we guessed the solution to a puzzle before even trying to solve it. It just seemed likely… and we groaned a little when the guess worked.

Should I play Escape Games PDX’s Amnesia?

If you like to solve puzzles, you’ll enjoy Amnesia. Both novices and experienced players alike can enjoy puzzling through Amnesia.

The story didn’t impact the gameplay, but its resolution enhanced an otherwise purely puzzling escape room.

While the white walls might seem foreboding to some, rest assured that Amnesia wasn’t at all scary. To the best of my memory, Amnesia was an approachable and enjoyable room escape.

Book your hour with Escape Games PDX’s Amnesia, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

Full disclosure: Escape Games PDX comped our tickets for this game.

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