The search is on
Location: Boerne, TX
Date Played: August 27, 2023
Team Size: 2-10; we recommend 2-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $36 per player
Accessibility Consideration: N/A
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Sasquatch’s Cave balanced a rough-hewn set with unusual puzzles and a just-right narrative. As the premise promised, we got to use the tools available to us to escape, just not in the way that I might have expected.
Indeed, the main strength of the room was how it expanded its narrative in small, consumable chunks. There wasn’t a complex story, but it was delivered effectively in a way that built toward a big reveal, adding variety and new momentum to the experience.
This game was also memorable for the creative ways that its sparse set hid discovery after discovery. In many ways it was a searching game, repeatedly making us laugh at our oversights. Not that there weren’t other puzzle types…there were, and they were generally varied and fun …but I keep coming back to how much more there was here than met the eye. Of course, search-centric games can lead to an unpredictable sequence of discovery. Indeed, we repeatedly found ourselves trying to do things out of order, to the point that we solved the final puzzle without realizing we didn’t have all the intended information.
We mostly wished that the set had been more enticing. As it was, it felt sparse and difficult to immediately engage with. In a search-heavy game, it’s important to know what’s in bounds, but I repeatedly found myself inadvertently reaching behind walls or discovering extension cords.
Ultimately, though, this game had a worthy heart full of fun discoveries. Don’t judge it at face value, and your persistence will be rewarded.
Who is this for?
- Story seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Bigfoot hunters
- Any experience level
- To introduce yourself to some Sasquatch mythology (I looked some things up afterwards.)
We had fallen into Sasquatch’s cave, and we had to use the tools available to us to escape before he returned.
We were stuck in a cave surrounded by vines, rocks, and a charcoal grill.
Boerne Escape Rooms’ Sasquatch Cave was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.
Gameplay involved observing, making connections, decoding, and large amount of searching.
➕/➖ The set somehow felt solid yet incomplete. It was sturdy enough to handle our snooping, and clear effort had gone into building out the walls. However, I often felt like I was prying in places that weren’t supposed to be accessible, partially because the cave was so empty.
➕/➖ There were interesting uses of vertical space in this room. To enhance the thrill of their discovery, I wished they had been less obvious.
➕ The narrative evolved through small bits of information that changed our perspective on our dilemma. This delivery was well-paced and easy to process, which is often a tricky balance.
➕ The room guided us from puzzle to puzzle when we allowed it to.
➖ One tool played an extensive role throughout the game, and we had no way to know when we were done for it.
➕/➖ We were impressed reflecting on the many ways the set obscured its secrets. However, the order of discovery mattered, and we often found ourselves doing things out of sequence. At other times, the information was hard to read due to wear.
➕ This game, along with the rest at Boerne Escape Rooms, had a progress indicator, which I always appreciate.
Tips For Visiting
- There is plenty of parking on site.
Book your hour with Boerne Escape Rooms’ Sasquatch Cave, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: Boerne Escape Rooms comped our tickets for this game.