Amazing Escape – The Cabin [Review]

“I will murder you with stories of my childhood.”

Location: Norcross, GA

Date Played: March 23, 2018

Team size: up to 8; we recommend 2-4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: from $25 per ticket

Ticketing: Public

REA Reaction

The Cabin was a standard escape room in a dark, creepy setting. The darkness was the most challenging aspect of the game. While the story didn’t quite work, the vibe came through strongly.

If you’re a local and excited to play in the dark, check this one out.

In-game: A typewriter beside an exposed glowing lightbulb in an otherwise dim room.

Who is this for?

  • Best for beginners
  • People who like a little bit of creep factor

Why play?

  • The intro video
  • A fun teamwork sequence

Story

We’d gotten lost in the woods and stumbled upon a cabin. Once trapped inside, we realized the proprietor might not be such a kind soul, and should he return… we’d rather he didn’t.

In-game: Ceramic bottles and a fish in a dim room.

Setting

The Cabin was dark. There were a few pieces of furniture and some props to make it vaguely like a study. Mostly, I remember that it was dark.

Gameplay

Amazing Escape’s The Cabin was a standard escape room with a low level of difficulty.

Core gameplay revolved around searching and making connections.

Analysis

+? Amazing Escape opened The Cabin with a humorous intro video that was remarkably similar to the one at THE BASEMENT in Los Angeles.

– The Cabin required a lot of searching in barely any light. We found plenty of flashlights, but this was more annoying than entertaining.

– The early puzzles emerged by way of some childhood stories. This attempt at narrative didn’t quite work.

+ We might have been lost in the woods, but one fun puzzle series gave us some direction.

– The Cabin ended abruptly. We were surprised when we realized we were finished.

Tips for Visiting

  • Parking: There is parking out front.

Book your hour with Amazing Escape’s The Cabin, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

Disclosure: Amazing Escape provided media discounted tickets for this game.

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