Licence to Puzzle
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date Played: February 3, 2019
Team size: up to 8; we recommend 2-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $35 per player
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Foreign Agent was a traditional, puzzle-focused escape room.
Premier Escape Rooms focused on the gameplay rather than decor or adventure. Foreign Agent played well. Although it lacked grand reveals, it delivered some nifty moments.
If you’re in San Antonio and you play escape rooms for the puzzles, we recommend you see what you can uncover here.
Who is this for?
- Puzzle lovers
- Any experience level
- Fun puzzles
- Crafted with care
One of our colleagues at The Agency had been suspected of being a double agent. We had to sneak into his office and find evidence one way or the other.
Foreign Agent was a compact game set within a nefarious spy’s office. Premier Escape Rooms decorated the space with various props and interactions that referenced poplar images of spycraft.
Premier Escape Rooms’ gamespace was lovingly created with a couple of surprises, but nothing mind-blowing. They put a greater emphasis on puzzle play than on set-driven adventure.
Premier Escape Rooms’ Foreign Agent was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.
Core gameplay revolved around searching, observing, making connections, and puzzling.
➕ Foreign Agent took place in an office. Although the set wasn’t particularly inspiring, Premier Escape Rooms had added a richness to the otherwise mundane office decor, which we felt as we played.
➖ Our mission wasn’t inspiring. Office gamespaces are inherently unexciting, even when they are well designed. The experience felt like a still life. There was opportunity to breath more life into the story and our role in it.
➕ Premier Escape Rooms created custom computer programs for Foreign Agent. They were fun puzzles that engaged multiple players. They also worked well with the staging for this escape room.
➕ We wanted to race to solve one beckoning puzzle, but we needed to wait for it to give us the green light.
➖ Foreign Agent required substantial searching, sometimes with less than adequate gear.
➕ Interactions were well clued. The props may have been your typical office essentials, but they were deliberately designed into the gameflow. Foreign Agent played logically.
Tips For Visiting
- There is a parking lot.
Book your hour with Premier Escape Rooms’ Foreign Agent, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: Premier Escape Rooms comped our tickets for this game.