Myss Tic – Ghost Light [Review]

Leave the light on when you depart.

Location:  Brooklyn, NY

Date Played: November 8, 2020

Team size: 2-8; we recommend 3-5

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $35-60 per player depending on team size and day

Ticketing: Private

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

Ghost Light was Myss Tic’s second escape game and it sent us into a unique haunted theater – without horror.

While it was an escape room through and through, with escape room logic, and all of the trappings… there was a lot about Ghost Light that felt fresh and novel. It looked different, told a new story, and incorporated lighting with an elegance that we rarely see.

In-game: Two changing stations backstage. Makeup, perfume, and jewlery are laid out.

I’ll go so far as to say that lighting was the secret weapon in this game. It drew us in, focused our attention on what mattered (and where Myss Tic spent effort and money building), and deprioritized segments that weren’t essential. It felt a little like a magic trick, and served as a constant reminder that truly caring about craft is a superpower in and of itself.

With this and their first game Montauk Project, Myss Tic has established itself as a must-play venue in New York City. If you’re choosing between Montauk Project and Ghost Light, my first question would be, why not play both? If you can’t do that, honestly, pick the one that speaks to you. There are no wrong choices.

It’s also worth noting that we visited in November of 2020 and Myss Tic made us feel about as safe and comfortable as would be possible during a pandemic.

Who is this for?

  • Adventure seekers
  • Puzzle lovers
  • Scenery snobs
  • Theater folk
  • Players with at least some experience
  • Players who don’t need to be a part of every puzzle

Why play?

  • A unique setting & story
  • Some beautiful interactions
  • A well crafted, layered final sequence

Story

Everyone had heard of the Ziegfeld Follies, the Vaudeville era’s most famous theatrical revue. And who doesn’t know about Olive Thomas, the Follies’ most popular star? You don’t?

Well, while Thomas was known for her performances, she’s been remembered for being murdered. Poisoned.

To this day, she still haunts Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre. If we don’t figure out how to turn on the stage’s ghost light at night, giving her and her fellow Follies a stage to perform on, they will surely find ways to make our daytime stage performances memorable… for better or for worse.

In-game: A photo of an actress, an hourglass, and opera glasses on a shelf.
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Myss Tic – Montauk Project [Review]

Stranger Rooms

Location:  Brooklyn, NY

Date Played: November 8, 2020

Team size: 2-8; we recommend 3-5

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $35-60 per player depending on team size and day

Ticketing: Private

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

This was our first real-life escape room since March 7, 2020… and Montauk Project was exactly what we were craving.

Montauk Project was an escape room-y game. While there was an underlying narrative that wasn’t shy about being an homage to Stranger Things, the gameplay was the star.

In-game: A bike, a baseball, and a mailbox in a mulched yard.

There was no shortage of “escape room logic” when it came to the narrative, but while there was an opportunity to build stronger linkages between the puzzles and the plot, it was a fantastic game.

Montauk Project was the type of game that reminds us why we love escape rooms, and we needed that more than ever.

It’s easy to recommend Montauk Project and Myss Tic’s other game Ghost Light (review coming soon). This is one of the top companies in New York City.

It’s also worth noting that we visited in November of 2020 and Myss Tic made us feel about as safe and comfortable as would be possible during a pandemic.

Who is this for?

  • Adventure seekers
  • Puzzle lovers
  • Scenery snobs
  • Sci-fi fans
  • Any experience level

Why play?

  • Strong set- and prop-based interactions
  • You want to play a Stranger Things-inspired escape game
  • A memorable final sequence

Story

Everyone knew to stay away from the old Montauk Air Force Station. It had been closed back in the 1970s, and it had continued to be the source of unusual happenings. Those stranger things kept getting worse, so we were sent to investigate.

In-game: A 1980s living room with a D&D board, and a big old CRT television with an 8 bit video game style countdown clock.
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