Time for tea.
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date Played: October 23, 2021
Team Size: 3-8; we recommend 4-6
Duration: 75 minutes
Price: $35 per player for up to 5 players, $32 per player for 6 or more players
Accessibility Consideration: All players must pass through low doorways.
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
MindEscape’s Alice in Wonderland was a colorful yet bumpy adventure down the rabbit hole.
Alice in Wonderland was filled with tactile puzzles that visually screamed “Alice in Wonderland” both in subject and aesthetic. The props were colorful and chunky, but also faded and showing significant wear. A diverse range of classic hands-on games and puzzles were generally fun and encouraged collaboration. However, the gameplay lacked an attention to detail which led to a frustrating number of ambiguous or finicky interactions.
With multiple puzzles available in parallel for much of the game, this room would work well for medium-sized teams. Although the set of Alice in Wonderland appeared kid-friendly, this room was actually the most difficult room at MindEscape.
A note to itinerant enthusiasts: Alice in Wonderland is a turnkey design from Indestroom, a large escape room supplier, so it’s possible you’d find this same room design in other locations. While the puzzles and props were prefabricated, MindEscape added some of their own in-house artistic touches to the set, including murals by local artists.Continue reading “MindEscape – Alice in Wonderland [Review]”