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A matter of the heart
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Date Played: May 31, 2022
Team Size: 2-10; we recommend 3-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $35 per player for the first two players, $26 for each further ticket
Emergency Exit Rating: [A] Push To Exit
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
I’ve played countless escape rooms in medical settings, and they have almost always been horror themed, with blood-spattered operating tables and ungodly torture tools. PuzzleWorks’ The Hospital was decisively not that. It took the hospital theme more seriously… and did so with a healthy dose of hilarity.
Our objective was simple: break into a hospital to return a heart that a heart surgeon had accidentally taken home instead of his lunch. A reverse heart heist, if you will.
The puzzles in The Hospital were solid, standard escape room fare, appropriately themed around what you’d find in a hospital, with a few fun twists here and there. The set sufficiently conveyed “hospital” yet felt a bit underdressed. But I will most remember The Hospital for its sense of humor, from the initial premise up through the final scene.
If you are visiting PuzzleWorks and only have time for one room, The Dungeon features a much more immersive set and a higher density of dynamic and more fully developed puzzles. But if you have time for both, The Hospital is a stellar game that would make a delightful addition.Continue reading “PuzzleWorks – The Hospital [Review]”