🎶 Let’s go to the mall! Today. 🎶
Location: at home
Date Played: December 20, 2020
Team size: 1-4; we recommend 1-2
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: about $13
Escape from the Mall was the most straightforward installment of this series from Professor Puzzle.
From a conceptual and narrative standpoint, it was the most original and fun installment of the Quick-Fire Escape Rooms. We approached it first because it looked thematically most interesting.
That said, as a puzzle game, it was the most generic of the Quick-Fire Escape Rooms. The puzzle types were familiar to us, and will likely even be familiar to less experienced puzzlers. That’s not to say they were bad; we enjoyed them well enough, even if we weren’t surprised by any of them.
I’d recommend playing Escape from the Mall if you’ve already played and enjoyed Escape from the Casino of Chaos, or you want something a little more predictable.
This review only covers details specific to this individual Professor Puzzle Quick-Fire Escape Room.
For a detailed explanation of the concept and mechanics, and a general analysis of the entire product line, check out our Professor Puzzle Quick-Fire Escape Room Overview.
We puzzled through our 80s teenage rebellion by hiding in the mall until after it had closed. The problem wasn’t getting in; it was getting back out.
➕ The story was unique, creative, and fun.
➕/➖ The puzzles were well-constructed… even if they weren’t even remotely unusual.
➖ One puzzle felt like it benefitted a little too much from pop-cultural outside knowledge.
➕ The writing was amusing, and everything felt well-themed.
Buy your copy of Professor Puzzle’s Escape from the Mall, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: Professor Puzzle provided a sample for review.
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I am missing the mall map
I’d reach out to the publisher, Professor Puzzle. https://professorpuzzle.com/about/contact/
See if they can send you a replacement, or maybe email you an image of the missing component.
We don’t have our copy anymore, so I don’t have anything that I can give you.