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Location: Mystic, CT
Date Played: April 1, 2018
Team size: up to 10; we recommend 3-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $28 per ticket
Ticketing: Public or Private
Rendezvous With The Renaissance was a puzzle-focused, challenge-oriented escape room. While at times the cluing was a bit imprecise, the puzzles generally flowed well. It may not have been a fully immersive environment, but the staging added to the experience.
If you’re in the area and you want to puzzle, give Rendezvous With The Renaissance a try.
Who is this for?
- Puzzle lovers
- Players with at least some experience
- Puzzle quality
- Puzzle quantity
- The steampunk, in-character vibe of Mystified
After arriving at our hotel in Victorian Italy, we found that we’d received someone else’s luggage. We snooped, of course. They had a mysterious little notebook and a letter suggesting an impending rendezvous to uncover artifacts. We decided to find these artifacts first.
Our artifact search began at the church square. We were surrounded by imposing walls with slight ornamentation and a decorated, locked door. Folks had left a few odds and ends in the square for us to poke around in. It was a relatively empty space.
The set design was solid, but fell short of serious immersion.
Mystified’s Rendezvous With The Renaissance was a standard escape room with a higher level of difficulty.
Core gameplay revolved around searching and puzzling.
+ We love the name Mystified. We love the pun. Need a name? Check out our Escape Room Name Generator.
+ We enjoyed the vibe of Mystified. It had a steampunk flair that carried through to staff costumes. Our gamemaster was rocking one seriously cool corset… I was envious.
+ We enjoyed the challenging, complex, and structurally varied puzzles presented in Rendezvous With The Renaissance.
– A couple of early puzzles suffered from inconsistencies. These differences in iconography and alignment added unnecessary uncertainty. Later in the escape room, one icon symbolized multiple things. Given the number of open puzzles, this icon choice convoluted the gameplay.
– Rendezvous With The Renaissance followed a run book, and a tiny one at that. While Mystified had worked this prop into the narrative, it was still frustrating to follow. Only one person could read it at a time. With a larger team, this frustration would have been magnified.
+ While the narrative only loosely carried the experience, it culminated well with a satisfying final series of solves.
Tips for Visiting
- Parking: There is parking out front.
- Food: We enjoyed the Mystic Diner & Restaurant
- Mystic has a lot going on in general.
Book your hour with Mystified’s Rendezvous With The Renaissance, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: Mystified provided media discounted tickets for this game.