International Escape Room AZ – Gravitational Effect [Review]

Beam it up blacklight

Location:  Gilbert, AZ

Date Played: March 12, 2022

Team size: 4-8; we recommend 3-4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $32.99 per player

Ticketing: Private

Accessibility Consideration: at least 3 players need to have moderate agility

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

Gravitational Effect was a straightforward, beginner-friendly escape room (one of the few that we found in the challenging Phoenix escape room scene).

With a janky blacklight aesthetic that was supposed to feel alien, but felt far too handmade to feel otherworldly… it wasn’t the most impressive looking game, but it was playful and fun.

Blacklight illuminated wall with hand painted UV paint, and an assortment of boxes. They come together in a pattern that looks like circuitry.

Additionally, there was a reasonably challenging laser maze, demanding the kind of agility challenge that you either love or hate. Enough of our team enjoyed it to make it work. I’d also caution everyone to be a bit careful with the laser maze, as the green lasers seem a bit too powerful. Please do not look into the emitters.

This was the kind of classic escape room design that I still get a kick out of. Not everyone on my team felt the same way, or understood why. If you’re new to escape rooms and agile enough to move through a laser maze, or looking for a quick, classic-style escape game, check out Gravitational Effect.

Who is this for?

  • Puzzle lovers
  • Sci-fi fans
  • Newbies

Why play?

  • Blacklight lighting is fun
  • You like a good laser maze


While out stargazing, we found ourselves bathed in a blinding white light. When our awareness returned, we found ourselves in an otherworldly room.

A green laser maze in the darkness.
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