Escape me like one of your French Girls
Location: Westfield, IN
Date Played: September 22, 2022
Team Size: 2-7; we recommend 3-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $30-45 per player, depending on number of players
Accessibility Consideration: Uneven surfaces, narrow passageways
Emergency Exit Rating: [A] Push To Exit
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Escape from the Titanic was cleverly themed and it was apparent from the moment we entered the room that something was off kilter. The Escape Room Westfield clearly put thought and care into making this escape room immersive.
This escape room contained a couple of puzzle types I had not seen before and they both provided fun aha moments.
Escape from the Titanic would play more smoothly just by tightening up some details. These ranged from simple upkeep issues to making sure it’s clear why we were solving a particular puzzle and how solving that puzzle furthered our progress. With a few tweaks this could become a much more satisfying experience.
In Escape from the Titanic, Escape Room Westfield’s commitment to the set really sold the experience. Although there’s room to finesse some choppy aspects of the gameplay, the puzzles were inventive and fun. All aboard!
Who is this for?
- Adventure seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Titanic fans
- Best for players with at least some experience
- Players who don’t need to be a part of every puzzle
- Fun set design
- Unusual Puzzles
We were servants of the co-founder of Macy’s department store, Ida Strauss, aboard the Titanic. Ida had vowed to go down with the sinking ship, but needed us to find and escape with a cache of jewels, deliver them to Macy’s in New York, and keep the company from going bankrupt.
Escape From the Titanic started inside a stateroom on the titular ship. The set pieces and decor all felt appropriate to the theme and each section of the experience felt unique.
The Escape Room Westfield’s Escape from the Titanic was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.
Core gameplay involved searching, making connections, and solving puzzles, especially mechanical puzzles.
➕ The theming was well done. The walls, ceilings, and floors in every area were unique and interesting.
➕There were some puzzle types in this room that I haven’t seen very often and provided satisfying solves. I especially enjoyed how these were built some of the most captivating sets and props.
➖ Worn paint hampered the execution of one of these highly interactive puzzles. Unable to parse a painted distinction, we had a hard time figuring out what to do and momentum slowed.
➖ The host gave multiple unprompted warnings about what was in and out of play. We encourage The Escape Room Westfield to build this information into the world, and make “out of play” more self-evident. This way players can focus on the puzzles rather than the bounds of the world.
➕We appreciated how clear clue structure kept us from wasting time parsing through unnecessary details. As an added bonus, we learned a new nautical word usage, which was completely clear from context clues. We love how deeply the theme was integrated here.
➖ The final puzzle and win state weren’t satisfying, requiring a leap in logic which wasn’t clued.
Tips For Visiting
- There is ample onsite parking
Book your hour with The Escape Room Westfield’s Escape from the Titanic, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: The Escape Room Westfield comped our tickets for this game.