Enter the Imaginarium – The Chamber of Illusions [Review]

Magic Maze

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

Date Played: July 3, 2021

Team size: 4-10; we recommend 4-6

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $165 up to 4 players, additional $26 per person up to 10

Ticketing: Private

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

For many years we’ve been told that we needed to get to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania specifically to visit Enter the Imaginarium. We’d heard tale of their unified game world, in-character gamemasters, and whispers of a remarkable set of interactions.

The Chamber of Illusions was a special game that did things that we’ve rarely and never seen before… and it did them with a style that was unique to Enter the Imaginarium.

An intimate magician's stage surrounded by magical props and posters.
Image via Enter the Imaginarium

Now, I don’t want to overhype The Chamber of Illusions. In many ways it was a unique and spectacular work; in others it was flawed. In the end, this was classic escape room with excellent execution.

It was worth traveling to visit this unusual world. The unusual interactions and heavy atmosphere left me with memories that I won’t soon forget.

Who is this for?

  • Adventure seekers
  • Story seekers
  • Puzzle lovers
  • Scenery snobs
  • Fans of stage magic
  • Any experience level

Why play?

  • A world class opening sequence
  • Fantastic atmosphere in a fully realized game world
  • Strong puzzles, gameplay, and interactions
  • In-character gamemastering

Story

We were charged with entering a funhouse to match wits with an infamous illusionist and his numerous creations.

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