The Institute is one of the best games in Boston. Here are our other recommendations for great escape rooms in Boston.
Free your mind
Location: Boston, MA
Date Played: April 17, 2022
Team size: 2-5; we recommend 3-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: from $45 per player for teams of 2 to $38 per person for teams of 5
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
A few of our friends had strongly recommended The Institute to us… and in the opening scenes, I was a feeling a bit dubious of their opinion. However, the deeper we pushed into The Institute, the more I got it. The Institute was clever, unique, and entertaining.
And I loved the final act.
It felt like there could be a stronger first act for this game, and I got the impression that the Trapology’s team was still looking for ways to improve the opening. Beyond that, it felt like there was a big opportunity to integrate the hint system into the story.
Trapology is one of the oldest escape room companies in the United States, and I love seeing how they continue to grow and improve; not all of our early companies do this. From my perspective, The Institute is Trapology’s strongest game to-date. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend playing The Institute.
Who is this for?
- Story seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Sci-fi fans
- Any experience level
- Players who don’t need to be a part of every puzzle
- Interesting narrative arc
- Fun set-based interactions
- A strong mid and late game
After signing the wrong waiver, we found ourselves in a dubious research experiment conducted by the Trapology Research Institute.Continue reading “Trapology – The Institute [Review]”