Ghost Light is one of the best escape rooms in New York City. Here are our recommendations for great escape rooms in New York City.
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
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
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.
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
- A unique setting & story
- Some beautiful interactions
- A well crafted, layered final sequence
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.Continue reading “Myss Tic – Ghost Light [Review]”