Location: Clinton Township, Michigan
Date Played: August 3, 2019
Team size: 4-10; we recommend 4-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $27 per player
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Infirmary was a fantastic escape game.
The puzzles were great, with many novel interactions.
The set looked incredible, and our only real knock against it was that we wished we had a little more light in one space.
The narrative had some intense and eerie twists, without turning into a horror experience. The one thing holding this game back was that there was room for a lot more drama in the conclusion.
Michigan Escape Room’s Infirmary was a must-play if you’re anywhere near Detroit.
Who is this for?
- Adventure seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Scenery snobs
- Any experience level
- Players who don’t need to be a part of every puzzle
- A wonderfully creepy set filled with details
- A great mix of puzzles
We were investigative journalists attempting to shut down a cruel and unusual medical facility… but in order to tell our story, we needed to survive the ordeal.
I’m going to sum up Michigan Escape Room’s Infirmary in 2 words: beautifully dingy.
This rundown medical facility looked incredible. This was one of those games where I stopped playing a few times and just took it all in, touched all of the textures, and enjoyed the space. Michigan Escape Room has been at this for a long time and it was clear that they’d learned a thing or two about building escape room sets.
Michigan Escape Room’s Infirmary was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.
Core gameplay revolved around searching, observing, making connections, and puzzling.
➕ Infirmary looked creepy, in a deliberately designed way. The set was consistently detailed, creating an eerie vibe.
➕ The puzzles were creative, diverse, and well integrated into the set and props. We especially enjoyed when the puzzles involved multiple people in a layered group solve. These were especially satisfying. Our favorite example created a high pressure situation.
➕ The interactions of the Infirmary gave feedback. This detail added to the ambiance and helped the gameplay flow smoothly.
➖ In a couple of instances, we were hampered by low lighting. There were opportunities for spotlighting, especially in the late game.
➕ It’s well known that we enjoy doors, but the Infirmary impressed us with a creative twist on door design.
➕/➖ Michigan Escape Room modified a common medical prop, making it perform escape room “magic” in a phenomenal reveal. While this part of the interaction was brilliantly executed, the rest of the puzzle seemed like an afterthought that could have looked more polished.
➕ Escape Room Michigan used technology to enliven Infirmary, pulling us further into the story, and providing necessary clue structure. This was captivating and well integrated.
➖ Infirmary lacked a climax. Once we found the evidence, we wanted a culmination of our story – an unexpected twist or a triumphant escape. The game had many badass moments. In comparison, the end fizzled.
Tips For Visiting
- There is a parking lot.
- Infirmary is at the Clinton Township location. Michigan Escape Room has another location in Washington Township.
Book your hour with Michigan Escape Room’s Infirmary, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: Michigan Escape Room comped our tickets for this game.