Escape Room Pittsburgh – Tomb Explorer [Review]

The Search for Isis

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

Date Played: July 4, 2021

Team size: up to 8; we recommend 3-5

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $32 per player

Ticketing: Private

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

I’ve seen the inside of a lot of Egyptian tombs in my escape room career. I’ve seen overwhelmingly fancy Egyptian tombs… and I’ve seen Egyptian tombs that looked an awful lot like offices. I can best describe Escape Room Pittsburgh’s approach as dynamically minimalistic. It hit all of the right beats, and felt great without a ton of detailing.

In-room: A wheel with multiple levels, covered with symbols in an Egyptian tomb. A skull, satchel, and femur bone sit atop.

From a gameplay standpoint, The Tomb was entertaining and engaging. It had strong Indiana Jones overtones, and a plot twist that we didn’t see coming and enjoyed wholeheartedly.

At times, we found ourself frustrated with laggy technology, and some apparent ghost puzzles (we also found these in Escape Room Pittsburgh’s Carnegie’$ Million$). Those hiccups aside, The Tomb was thoroughly enjoyable, and well worth playing if you are in the Pittsburgh area.

Who is this for?

  • Adventure seekers
  • Puzzle lovers
  • Scenery snobs
  • Indiana Jones fans
  • Any experience level

Why play?

  • Fun interactions
  • Expansive, themed set
  • Plot twist

Story

Andrew Carnegie had funded a famed Egyptologist to search for the lost tomb of Isis. Their last messages suggested that they had made great progress, but no one had seen or heard from them since. We were sent to learn their fate and complete the work.

In-room: A corridor in an ancient Egyptian tomb. At the end of it is a chamber with a table and a skull.
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