Escape Plan GA – Beach Escape [Review]

Breezy.

Location: Loganville, GA

Date Played: March 23, 2018

Team size: up to 10; we recommend 3-4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $25 per adult ticket, $22 per military/police/fire/teacher tickets, $20 per child ticket

Ticketing: Public

REA Reaction

Beach Escape was a standard escape room. It had good puzzles, but didn’t quite flow smoothly. Through the game, the vibe shifted from calm and relaxing to very light horror. We recommend Beach Escape for beginners.

If you’re a local looking to check out an introductory escape room, give this one a try.

In-game: A beach house living room.

Who is this for?

  • Best for beginners
  • Players who like the idea of very light horror

Why play?

  • For a basic escape room experience

Story

We’d booked a vacation rental by the beach. Once we found ourselves locked in, we realized that the property owner probably didn’t intend for us to get out.

In-game: the cover for the book, "The Beach Kill."

Setting

Our vacation rental had a locked door, but a window to the outside. It had basic furniture and white walls adorned with a wall hangings. It felt homey.

Gameplay

Escape Plan GA’s Beach Escape was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.

Core gameplay revolved around searching and puzzling.

Analysis

+ The initial space felt cute and cozy.

– Escape Plan GA painted a window into the wall of their locked vacation home. Why wouldn’t we escape through the window? It would seem pretty viable if our lives were in danger.

+ As we explored our rental property, we opened up more space with an interesting trick we don’t often see.

– The puzzle progression felt helter-skelter. Our access to various puzzle components and inputs felt out of whack. Puzzle to lock relation wasn’t well clued. This was further exacerbated by the threat of a lockout safe.

– We were too gentle with the gamespace. It wasn’t clear from the initial instructions that we should be manipulating items that most definitely needed prodding.

– As the story escalated, the set and puzzle design became hokey, which didn’t support the narrative or create a sense of urgency.

Tips for Visiting

  • Parking: There is parking out front.

Book your hour with Escape Plan GA’s Beach Escape, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

Disclosure: Escape Plan GA provided media discounted tickets for this game.

 

2 thoughts on “Escape Plan GA – Beach Escape [Review]

  1. As the owner of Escape Plan GA this review was helpful and eye opening. As new escape room owners (when REA visited us we had only been open for 4 months!) we are always striving to improve. We took all of the review into consideration and moved many of the puzzling elements and locks in order to make the room flow more smoothly and to help clue players more effectively. We also changed many elements as the story line escalated to help to create a sense or urgency and to up the horror elements of the story. This is by far our favorite room now and our customers agree! Thanks, again.

    1. That’s wonderful news, and we are thrilled to hear it. Keep kicking butt and iterating. We look forward to seeing your future creations on our next visit to Atlanta.

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