Like a Ghost Rider
Location: South Windsor, CT
Date Played: October 1, 2021
Team Size: 4-10; we recommend 4-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $30 per player
Accessibility Consideration: Most players must duck through an opening repeatedly
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Puzzle Theory’s P.T. Railways: Spectral Rift was a storyline-driven experience that paired well with the immersive, appropriately designed space.
The same set was utilized for this escape room and another (P.T. Railways: Rebel Run), which allowed for a unique way to look at the same space through a different lens, but removed many of the surprises on the second adventure through the space. There were a fair amount of items marked in red to delineate which props went to which escape room.
If playing these experiences back to back, be especially alert to fastidiously check items in the second room. It was easy to think that we checked something, only to find that we had actually cleared it in the first room instead. That being said, the set was really impressive and this dual-use certainly made for an uncommon team experience.
Ultimately, this had the potential to be a standout experience if technology and memorization aspects were adjusted to build up momentum rather than detract from it. One puzzle in particular was incredibly time-intensive due to the designed digital experience.
P.T. Railways: Spectral Rift was worth the play-through for the wide variety of puzzle types found in the space and the focus on teamwork. We hope that they make some adjustments to give it an even broader appeal.Continue reading “Puzzle Theory – P.T. Railways: Spectral Rift [Review]”