Sweet Revenge is one of the best games in Sacramento, CA. Here are our other recommendations for great escape rooms in Sacramento.
Location: Roseville, CA
Date Played: November 27, 2022
Team Size: 2-8; we recommend 4-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $35 per player, min $105 on weekends, min $140 on weekdays
Accessibility Consideration: A small passageway (at least some players)
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
I’m a sucker for whimsical escape room themes, and Quandary Escape Rooms’ Sweet Revenge hit the lolli on the pop.
Set in an old-timey candy shop, every element of this game felt thoroughly homemade in the best way possible. That’s not to say that anything looked less than polished. Rather, the set and gameplay were infused with genuine delight through and through, the result of creators who put their all into the design and upkeep of this game.
While there wasn’t necessarily anything mind-blowing about Sweet Revenge, there was also relatively little I would change about the game. Much like sampling various treats at a candy shop, each puzzle provided a sweet little aha. We gradually peeled back the layers of meaning and story around us, and the game rewarded us with tasty puzzles and neat reveals.
If you are in the Sacramento area, I recommend giving Quandary’s Sweet Revenge a visit. (I won’t tell your dentist.)
Who is this for?
- Puzzle lovers
- Scenery snobs
- Any experience level
- A joyful candy shop
- Tasty puzzling on every shelf
We’d been hired to break into Anderson’s Confectionary to retrieve the secret candy recipe they’d stolen from Grandma.
Sweet Revenge was set in a cheery candy shop. Its shelves were lined with jar after jar of colorful confections.
Quandary Escape Rooms’ Sweet Revenge was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.
Core gameplay revolved around solving puzzles, searching, and making connections.
➕ The set of Sweet Revenge was bright, cheery, and quite appropriately filled with candy. From the moment we entered and peered through the front window display, we were filled with nostalgia and felt like kids in a candy shop.
➕ The puzzles were consistently fun and thoughtful in design, with a stellar balance of puzzle types and some satisfying layered solves. The puzzles were well integrated into the set and subject matter — nothing felt out of place or extraneous.
➕ There was a persistent whimsy to the naming of candy flavors and the presentation of various candy-making apparatuses. The game never took itself too seriously.
➕ Story was communicated through props and transitions, without requiring too much reading.
➕/❓/➖ Sweet Revenge used color as a motif throughout the set and gameplay in delightful ways. That said, with many puzzles that were dependent on matching or differentiating between colors, this room is probably not best for colorblind players. Overall, we appreciated that colors matched each other perfectly… but by contrast, just a couple of cases where matching colors differed in hue especially threw us for a loop.
➖ After a large reveal, the puzzle that followed felt like a letdown, with a solution that felt somewhat iffy even when we had it correct.
➕ The game ended with a bang. It was decisive and satisfying.
Tips For Visiting
- Street parking was available nearby.
Book your hour with Quandary Escape Rooms’ Sweet Revenge, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.