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Location: New York, NY
Date Played: December 5, 2021
Team size: up to 8; we recommend 3-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $36.00 per player
Game Breakage: One very damaged prop
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Content Warning: It’s a South Park game.
There are two ways to look at Cartman’s Escape Room: as a South Park product and as an escape room.
As a South Park product, Cartman’s Escape Room is pretty good. The incorporation of animation, character voicing, and references from throughout South Park history were great. The writing wasn’t tight like an episode of the show, but it was a fun environment that will resonate with South Park fans.
As an escape room, Cartman’s Escape Room was an old-school game with some maintenance issues, logic leaps, and puzzles that felt a little too detached from the game’s narrative. Our gamemaster was regularly speaking up with unrequested hints that bridged the logic leap gaps… and honestly, we appreciated each of those unrequested hints… they all should have been incorporated into the fabric of the game.
Overall, this is a game for South Park fans who know their way around an escape room. Frankly, there are better escape rooms out there if you aren’t into the source material. Cartman’s Escape Room does more justice to South Park than it does escape rooms.
Who is this for?
- South Park fans who know their way around an escape room
- The set faithfully recreated the South Park classroom
- There were a couple of fantastic South Park moments
Eric Cartman set up an escape room for his friends in the most diabolical place he could: school.Continue reading “Escape the Room NYC – Cartman’s Escape Room [Review]”