Hyde and Seek
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Date Played: September 28, 2021
Team size: 2-8; we recommend 3-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $36 per player
Accessibility Consideration: at least one player has to crawl
Emergency Exit Rating: [A] Push To Exit
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
The Haunting of Hyde House was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The setting was well-crafted to suit the story and the gameplay did a stellar job of reinforcing the themes of the game.
The experience’s introduction and justification were the standouts, and there was a late-game puzzle sequence that felt perfect.
At different points, The Haunting of Hyde House showed its age as we encountered some props that needed some refinishing or replacing, and sensors that needed a tuneup. Additionally, there was a persistent runbook throughout The Haunting of Hyde House that, while fairly well executed, continued to distract from the game environment, which was considerably more engaging than the laminated pages of a journal.
On our trip to Myrtle Beach, The Haunting of Hyde House was without a doubt the standout escape room in the region. If you’re nearby, I strongly recommend checking it out.
Who is this for?
- Adventure seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Scenery snobs
- Horror movie fans
- Best for players with at least some experience
- Strong set
- Fantastic final act
After years of neglect, Hyde Mansion had been turned into a museum by the Hyde House Historical Foundation. Tours were available to learn the history of the building as well as explore the tragic story of the family who had previously owned it.
Some superstitious guests claimed that Isabella, the youngest daughter of the Hyde family haunted this beautiful old home… we decided to investigate.Continue reading “Backstage Escape Games – The Haunting of Hyde House [Review]”