Voodoo so well.
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date Played: February 3, 2019
Team size: up to 8; we recommend 3-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $30.99 per player
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
The Cursed impressed us with a detailed environment, a solid puzzle game, and one hell of a moment. Extreme Escape sold us on the place, the story, and our role within it.
Although they could tweak some aspects of this escape room to improve the puzzle flow, we throughly enjoyed solving our way through this dramatic adventure.
If you’re anywhere near San Antonio, The Cursed is a must play.
Who is this for?
- Adventure seekers
- Story seekers
- Scenery snobs
- Players with at least some experience
- Players who don’t need to be a part of every puzzle
- Cinematic moments
- Gorgeous set
- Interactive puzzles
- Memorable moments
We were trapped in a witch’s cabin. We had to break her curse before she stole our souls.
The Cursed had us venture into a witch’s cabin. It really sold the illusion. From the dramatic lighting to the wooden construction and the mystical props, Extreme Escape built a believable world.
As the experience progressed, audio and visual effects served to create an epic moment.
Extreme Escape’s The Cursed was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.
Core gameplay revolved around searching, puzzling, observing, and making connections.
➕ The set was gorgeous. The wood-paneled cabin was dramatically lit with voodoo-esque decor. It felt magical.
➖ The Cursed was dimly lit. Our team of 5 was only provided with 1 hand-cranked flashlight. Although Extreme Escape nailed the ambiance, the gameplay suffered for it. Strategically lit work spaces would help the puzzle flow.
➕ The puzzles generally involved large, tangible prop interactions. These were a lot of fun.
➖ Secondary spaces felt underused. The decor was less detailed and the they were light on gameplay. These spaces were fun to open, but felt like missed opportunities.
➕ Extreme Escape seized their window of opportunity for a dramatic and memorable moment.
➖ One interaction wasn’t firmly secured. It would be easy for one player, taking a specific and well-intended action, to inadvertently injure another unsuspecting player who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. (Yes, this happened. Extreme Escape was quick to provide a Band Aid.)
➖ We spent a long time on just a few puzzles. Additional cluing or intermediary confirmation would help the gameplay flow more smoothly
➕ The Cursed told a story through the set and many of the puzzles. It was a ton of fun to puzzle our way through this tale, which culminated beautifully.
Tips For Visiting
- There is a parking lot.
- They are on the top floor of the plaza.
Book your hour with Extreme Escape’s Cursed, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: Extreme Escape comped our tickets for this game.