Infinity Escape – The Zombie Lab [Review]

A no-brainer

Location:  Fullerton, CA

Date Played: December 17, 2021

Team Size: 2-7; we recommend 2-4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $42 per player for 2 players to $33 per player for 7 players

Ticketing: Private

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

I love witnessing how escape room companies evolve, and in the case of Infinity Escape, that evolution was particularly impressive. The Zombie Lab was a classic escape room with smooth puzzle flow and a few small elements of note. The seeds for something interesting were there, but they hadn’t quite sprouted.

It was clear that Infinity Escape realized this and proceeded to majorly up their game in their second room, The Magic Cottage. Comparing the two rooms side by side, The Magic Cottage especially stood out for its whimsical in-room characters โ€”ย and in The Zombie Lab, ID badges on the zombies hinted at the (mostly unfulfilled) potential for a deeper narrative. The same style of clearly signposted, puzzle-driven gameplay was identifiable in both rooms, just with fewer moments of magic and a less prominent narrative in The Zombie Lab.

If you only have time for one room while visiting Infinity Escape, absolutely choose The Magic Cottage. But if you have time for both, The Zombie Lab provided a solid dose of fun puzzling and would serve as a great warmup before playing The Magic Cottage. I enjoyed seeing where Infinity Escape’s escape room design sensibilities originated, and I can’t wait to see how they level up next.

A large laser in a science lab. A body is laying on a desk.
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Infinity Escape – The Magic Cottage: Sisters Curse [Review]

The Magic Cottage: Sister’s Curse is one of the best games in Anaheim, CA. Here are our other recommendations forย great escape rooms in the Anaheim area.

Crystals and wands and bubotuberpus, oh my

Location:  Fullerton, CA

Date Played: March 6, 2022

Team size: 2-6; we recommend 2-4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: from $108 per team for teams of 2 players to $216 per team for teams of 6 players

Ticketing: Private

Accessibility Consideration: not recommended for anyone with arachnophobia

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

The Magic Cottage: Sisters Curse was beautiful (and just so cool!) with a gorgeous set and magical moments. Infinity Escape truly did some incredible things in this game.

Wide view of the magic cottage, the room is covered in herb bundles, and the far wooden wall has a massive carving of a dragon.

Throughout The Magic Cottage we found ourselves vacillating between love and frustration. We loved the set and the interactive props. However, we struggled against low lighting or limited space.

There is a ton to love in the beautiful, magical world in The Magic Cottage, and it is beloved by a lot of folks for good reasons. From my perspective, the greatness was evident throughout the game. All of its issues are fixable, and I hope that Infinity Escape takes a second look at them.

The Magic Cottage is a worthy game. If you’re in Southern California, it’s well worth checking out. The moments you’ll remember from this escape game are fantastic.

Who is this for?

  • Adventure seekers
  • Story seekers
  • Puzzle lovers
  • Scenery snobs
  • Magic & wizardry fans
  • Best for players with at least some experience

Why play?

  • Beautiful set
  • Wonderful interactions
  • Solid puzzle content
  • Wands!

Story

Back in the 14th century, we were on a mission to break the magic on “the most haunted cottage in all of Britain.” Two sister witches had engaged in magical battle with one another and they had both lost, trapping themselves within their cottage.

We had to break the curses and determine which witch to assist.

Closeup of a few jars of magical components, including Bubotuber Pus and Gilly Weed.
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