Flora and Fauna
Location: Warwick, Rhode Island
Date Played: December 15, 2019
Team size: 4-10; we recommend 3-6
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $29 per player
Ticketing: Public & Private
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
We had played at Riddle Room before, but stepping into Forest of Fortune demonstrated such a leap forward in game quality that it felt like a completely different company. It was incredible how far Riddle Room has come in 2 years. From the gameplay, to the set, to their hosting, they have substantially leveled up every conceivable element of their business.
It was clear that Riddle Room had put a lot into this build-out and pushed themselves far beyond anything that we had seen from them to date.
In addition to the set, Riddle Room built dynamic mechanisms into their gameplay. On more than one occasion, they took an old, stale escape room cliché and morphed it into something unique and incredibly fun.
If you’re in Rhode Island, Forest of Fortune is a must-play escape room. It was fun and funny. On a personal level, we’re truly in awe of how Riddle Room has reinvented itself.
Who is this for?
- Adventure seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Any experience level
- Players who don’t need to be a part of every puzzle
- Novel puzzle and interaction design
- Playful set design
- Thoroughly fun gameplay
We had received a text from our friend Justin that he needed our help. Justin was lost in the wilds of western Rhode Island, but he’d found a mountain of treasure.
Riddle Room set their adventure in an enchanted forest. The set had a whimsical woodland feel. It was almost cartoonish, which helped to sell the detailed, but homemade aesthetic. We liked it.
The stars of the show were some of the larger puzzle set pieces that were clearly the product of a lot of effort and ingenuity.
Riddle Room’s Forest of Fortune was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.
Core gameplay revolved around searching, observing, making connections, and puzzling.
➕ The mechanical interactions were dynamic and really cool.
➕ We enjoyed the theme and the set up for this adventure. It was unusual. Although the set looked handmade, it was clearly crafted with care and deliberate design. Everything felt playful.
➖ Forest of Fortune had experienced some wear and tear from players.
➕ We loved when the forest revealed its magic. This lifted our experience and opened up new thrills.
➖ The plot progression wasn’t entirely clear. Midway through the game, we became a bit confused with the story. Because our team split up to solve some of the later puzzles, some players missed some key plot points.
➕ Riddle Room’s outstanding props enabled us to wield magic. These were fashioned out of everyday items and escape room clichés… but crafted into extraordinary tools.
➕ Searching challenges were well-clued.
➖ There was an opportunity to craft more engaging interactions and better incorporate cluing for one star element of the final act.
➕ There was a lot of puzzle content in Forest of Fortune, most of which lent itself to teamwork. The gameplay worked well.
➕ The hint system fit right in with the world. It was fun and engaging to interact with.
➕ The finale was surprising and momentous.
Tips For Visiting
- There is a parking lot.
Book your hour with Riddle Room’s Forest of Fortune, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: Riddle Room comped our tickets for this game.