But where does he keep the cool toys?
Location: Glendale, AZ
Date Played: March 13, 2022
Team size: 2-10; we recommend 2-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $39.99 per player
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock [A]
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
We played The Toy Maker when it was brand new… and if I hadn’t known better, I would have assumed that it was designed in 2014.
The game had absolutely no cohesion. With the exception of a handful of small, cheap toys, it barely did anything with its own theme.
From a gameplay standpoint, the puzzles were largely common and frequently purchasable. The biggest challenges came from searching.
While there was a slightly interesting twist on a puzzle in the late-game, overall, this experience felt like it was years out of date before it was even conceived.
I used to think that the worst thing that a player could feel after playing an escape room was a sense that they hated the game and didn’t want to play escape rooms anymore. The truth is that there is something far worse… and it’s when a player without relevant skills or a background in game, prop, set, amusement, or hardware design walks out of your gaming believing that they too can create escape rooms. If you felt that after playing this game, go visit The Nemesis Club or Paragon Escape Games for a reality check on the direction that this industry is moving in.
Who is this for?
- Players who want to add another game to their escape game count
- To see where this industry used to be
Our long lost toymaker uncle had passed away leaving his estate to us, if we could solve his mystery.