Blood, shed & fears.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date Played: September 12, 2022
Team Size: 3-6; we recommend 2-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $40 per player
Accessibility Consideration: All players need to crawl; there is no bypass
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Number One Escape Room’s The Shed picked up right where their game The Cabin had left off. After managing to escape from a serial killer’s cabin, we were now hiding in a shed in his backyard.
(Note that The Shed is a standalone game; you do not need to have played The Cabin first before playing The Shed.)
Having played The Cabin during a prior visit, I knew to expect a similar disturbing vibe and I was not disappointed. The game was moody and atmospheric from the start, with minimal lighting, blood-spattered walls, sinister-looking tools here and there, and evidence of missing victims on display. Though the room was quite dark, we were happy to discover flashlights that effectively helped us find our way around.
Puzzles were appropriately creepy, and while we were initially grossed out by the discovery of a rather grisly item, in a short time we were enthusiastically puzzling with said item as if it were a completely normal thing to do. We even giggled at several unexpected moments, including one thrilling effect that unfortunately could only be experienced by a single player due to the nature of the event. Puzzles were approachable and not too difficult, with solutions that came together easily and made sense. Game flow was smooth throughout, except for one early action that lacked adequate feedback, causing a pause in progress. After retracing steps and asking for a hint, we realized we’d already triggered the event.
The Shed is a fun horror-themed game for both new and experienced players not upset by a little blood and gore. If you are in Las Vegas and looking to escape the casinos for a while, stop by and play Number One Escape Room’s The Shed.Continue reading “Number One Escape Room – The Shed [Review]”