Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Date Played: September 28, 2021
Team size: 2-8; we recommend 3-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $36 per player
Accessibility Consideration: at least one player has to crawl
Emergency Exit Rating: [A] Push To Exit
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
It’s an interesting experience visiting an older game with a strong reputation. We know more than a few people in the community who fell in love with escape rooms because they played The Legend of Atlantis, and I can see why.
The set was gorgeous and joyous. I imagine that if I had seen it 5 years ago, it would have been an arresting experience. It truly was a lovely space to spend an hour in 2021. Aesthetically it absolutely held up.
From a gameplay perspective, The Legend of Atlantis showed its age. Most of the puzzles were fun, until they weren’t. On multiple occasions we found ourselves wishing that a puzzle were about 25% shorter; the point had been delivered and all that remained was process.
Additionally, the game was glued together with a single small journal that provided supplemental clue structure… and that journal wasn’t doing this game any favors. When surrounded by such a beautiful environment, this item was not the thing we wanted to be looking at.
Finally, there was a general lack of work surfaces or space around large set pieces… which makes it hard to recommend a team size for this game. The space was tight, and the early game was linear. However, once we reached the lengthy process puzzles, additional players would have been helpful.
Overall, I’m glad that I finally got to visit this game. It also managed to stand out in the Myrtle Beach region. If you only have time for one game in the area, I’d suggest starting with The Haunting of Hyde House. If you’re playing a second, make it The Legend of Atlantis.
Who is this for?
- Adventure seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Scenery snobs
- Indiana Jones fans
- Best for players with at least some experience
- Players who don’t need to be a part of every puzzle
- Magnificent set
- The first act is really strong
Archaeologist and explorer Hathaway Wren had sent a message claiming he’d discovered Atlantis. Then he disappeared. Following in his footsteps, we found ourselves in the Atlantean Temple of Poseidon. It was time to delve deeper into the ancient temple and learn its secrets.Continue reading “Backstage Escape Games – The Legend of Atlantis [Review]”