Escape Room RVA – The Sacred Temple of Fluffy Sprinkles [Review]

Don’t press paws.

Location:  Richmond, VA

Date Played: July 10, 2021

Team Size: 1-8; we recommend 2-4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $25 per player, $80 minimum

Ticketing: Private

Accessibility Consideration: Stairs and crouching

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

(Reaction updated 9/8/21 for clarification)

The Sacred Temple of Fluffy Sprinkles took place in a stunning, sprawling Greek temple. As we explored the many chambers of this temple, we came across evidence of Medusa’s mythical cat companion, Fluffy Sprinkles.

Overall, The Sacred Temple of Fluffy Sprinkles felt somewhat thematically disjointed, and we left the room feeling both in awe of the set and confused by the narrative. The Fluffy Sprinkles title and cutesy cat-themed signage above doors in the temple suggested this would be a whimsical and humorous cat theme, yet the set and gameplay itself felt intense and mysterious. A number of chambers contained amusing cat-themed props, including a giant litter box, yarn balls, and a cat jungle gym, but the room was lacking in actual cats. The ending interaction focused just on Medusa and her snakes, reinforcing the feeling that this room perhaps was designed as a Medusa/Greek theme with a layer of cat tacked on later. Was this a temple dedicated to Fluffy Sprinkles or somewhere Fluffy Sprinkles actually went to play? Did other cats live here as well? Perhaps there was an intended plot at play, but it didn’t come across clearly enough through the gameplay to tie everything together for us.

Golden statue of Medusa.

This room included a number of enjoyable puzzles and interactions, all within a beautifully designed immersive environment, but it didn’t quite coalesce into the cohesive experience this unique hybrid theme has the potential to be.

Who is this for?

  • Adventure seekers
  • Scenery snobs
  • Any experience level

Story

While on an archaeological dig, you discovered the temple dedicated to Fluffy Sprinkles, Medusa’s cat. Seeking fame and fortune, you entered to investigate further.

Setting

The Sacred Temple of Fluffy Sprinkles was set in a vast Greek-inspired temple.

An ancient Greek set with marble busts, columns, vases, and locked boxes.

Gameplay

The Sacred Temple of Fluffy Sprinkles included a mix of puzzles, tasks, and challenges and was novice-friendly in difficulty.

Analysis

➕/➖ The Sacred Temple of Fluffy Sprinkles took place throughout numerous chambers of an ancient temple. This allowed for lots of discovery, and especially toward the beginning, we actually found ourselves getting disoriented — a rare positive in an escape room. However, we unlocked almost all these spaces before we really got started solving any puzzles, missing out on opportunities for physical gating and heavily frontloading most of this set exploration.

➕ The main area of the temple felt like something out of a film. We really enjoyed traversing some notably fun physical transitions between chambers.

➖ Watch your heads on a low ceiling in one part of the set. We lost quite a few brain cells while passing through there repeatedly, and we’d have greatly appreciated some padding in this high-traffic area.

➖ Low lighting made it challenging to interact with puzzles involving small details or color. We were allowed to use phone flashlights to overcome this, but we wished the room had provided some brighter lamps or flashlights.

➕ Certain puzzles used the physical layouts of tomb chambers in creative ways and really fit organically in the setting they were presented.

➖ The ending of The Sacred Temple of Fluffy Sprinkles felt like a complete non sequitur thematically to the rest of the experience. A large set piece there was cool, but nothing tied back into the cat theme, and we finished the room on a confused and anticlimactic note.

Tips For Visiting

  • There’s a large parking lot just outside Escape Room RVA. The company’s entrance is in the back of the building, though you can also park in the front and follow the signs along a path between buildings to the back.

Book your hour with Escape Room RVA’s The Sacred Temple of Fluffy Sprinkles, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

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