The Hangover is one of the best escape rooms in the Niagara / Buffalo area. Here are our recommendations for other great escape rooms around Niagara Falls / Buffalo, NY.
Assemble your Wolfpack
Location: Tonawanda, New York
Date Played: April 30, 2022
Team size: 4-10; we recommend 4-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $30 per player
Accessibility Consideration: ages 18 & up; let your gamemaster know if you are uncomfortable with motion
Emergency Exit Rating: For most of the game, and most players, this is [A+] No Lock. However, for a portion of the game, some players experience [F] No Emergency Exit
Physical Restraints: For one player, a portion of the game is [F] No Emergency Release
The Hangover wasn’t shy. It was an openly juvenile and utterly ridiculous experience.
The set was a gorgeous mess. Any direction we looked had multiple things going on that would make us chuckle. Through extensive and artful application of epoxy, Escape City Buffalo pulled off the miraculous feat of producing a cluttered and chaotic set that didn’t feel like a nightmare to puzzle in.
It felt like Escape City Buffalo built this nutty and amazing set before they’d figure out all of the gameplay. Maybe they had the main ideas, but not the details. The majority of the gameplay seemed bolted on top of the set and held together by weak clue structure, aided by hints. It was a fun game, but it did feel like there were lots of opportunities to better integrate the environment into the gameplay.
And when Escape City Buffalo did blend the set with the puzzles, tasks, and challenges… they did some incredible things. This was especially evident in some genius late-game scenes.
Escape City Buffalo has long been the place to play in Western New York, and The Hangover lived up to this company’s past games, and in some ways exceeded them. If you’re in the region, be sure to check this one out.
Who is this for?
- Fans of The Hangover trilogy
- Scenery snobs
- Best for players with at least some experience
- Players who don’t need to be a part of every puzzle
- Ridiculous and fun environment
- Delightfully silly interactions
- Clever climax
After a wild night in Las Vegas, we’d woken up in a wrecked hotel room with no memory of the previous night and a significant debt to the Russian Mafia that we had an hour to repay.