Location: Montreal, Canada
Date Played: April 7, 2019
Team size: 4-12; we recommend 3-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $32.99 CAD per player
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Dinosaurs make me happy. They captured my imagination as a child. To this day I love that these incredible beasts actually existed on our planet. I can’t seriously think about dinosaurs without smiling… and if you can, I suspect that you’re dead inside.
So… that’s to say that I really enjoyed Tyranno Industries. It wasn’t a perfect game. A dinosaur park escape game was a massive undertaking and Escaparium put forth a strong effort. There were animatronics and some badass moments. It all flowed pretty well when the wear and tear or some of the less developed puzzles weren’t getting in the way.
There were some areas in which Escaparium could significantly improve this game with minimal effort.
All that said, Tyranno Industries was a delight to play. My inner 8-year-old is thankful to Escaparium for the experience.
If the idea of a dinosaur adventure brings a smile to your face and you’re near Montreal, just buy yourself a ticket. I’m glad that I went.
Who is this for?
- Adventure seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Scenery snobs
- Dinosaur fans
- Any experience level
- Players who don’t need to be a part of every puzzle
- Surprising moments
Our team of mercenaries had been hired to break into the dinosaur cloning lab of Tyranno Industries in the Philippines and extract 3 different embryos.
Tyranno Industries strongly evoked Jurassic Park. The set had a tropical Dinosaur-zoo-meets-laboratory vibe, complete with dinosaur animatronics.
Basically, this was the set that 8-year-old me would have wanted to live in.
It didn’t look “real” but it looked really good.
Escaparium’s Tyranno Industries was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.
Core gameplay revolved around searching, observing, making connections, and puzzling.
➕Escaparium built multiple diverse but connected environments into a relatively small footprint.
➕ Anything life-sized for a dinosaur couldn’t possibly be shitty.
➖ Tyranno Industries was well worn. We encountered three different puzzles that suffered due to damage or wear.
➖ Some of the cluing was a shade or two off.
➕ The lab work section had solid puzzles that flowed well. Even Lisa agreed, and she’s rarely happy to play in a lab setting.
➕ This was a family-friendly dinosaur adventure. It had exciting and intense moments, but it wasn’t scary. Escaparium made dinosaurs about as approachable as possible.
❓ Many of the early puzzles were mounted pretty high up. We imagine that children will struggle to participate fully with some of these puzzles.
➖ At the height of Tyranno Industries’ intensity, it ground to a halt over a puzzle that hinged on a poor user interface on a small device. There was nothing else to solve at this juncture and no way for everyone to fully engage.
➕ Tyranno Industries had a few surprises hiding in the wings. It delivered memorable moments for the entire group to experience together.
➕/➖ The animatronic dinosaur was really neat, but we spent entirely too much time near it. Animatronics are at their best when your exposure to them is limited and you can’t get used to their presence or patterns.
Tips For Visiting
- There is a parking lot.
- You will remove your shoes before entering the game.
- This game is entirely bilingual (French and English).
Book your hour with Escaparium’s Tyranno Industries, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: Escaparium comped our tickets for this game.