We didn’t avoca-do it!
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Date Played: May 31, 2022
Team Size: 4-10; we recommend 4-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $35 per player for the first two players, $26 for each further ticket
Accessibility Consideration: Climbing stairs (at least one player)
Emergency Exit Rating: [A] Push To Exit
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
In The Dungeon, PuzzleWorks showed off their ability to put a slight twist on the mundane to make something hilarious and memorable.
Most of The Dungeon was a standard, solid take on a medieval dungeon theme. The puzzles were joyous and clever, well themed and well tested. The game began with a split start that gave all players something interesting to work on. The set was lightly cartoonish and beautifully constructed — amongst the most immersive of escape rooms in the Twin Cities area.
Had this been all there was to The Dungeon, it would have been yet another medieval-themed game with a high density of particularly fun puzzles.
But there was the twist. Why were we imprisoned? Why, because we’d been accused of stealing an enchanted avocado! The choice of an avocado was brilliant in its simple absurdity. As a California-dwelling millennial, it wouldn’t be a far stretch to say that I have an emotional attachment to the fruit. And it’s most definitely not something I or most associate with medieval dungeons. PuzzleWorks took this gimmick and ran with it to great effect.
The Dungeon is a must-play if you are in the Twin Cities. And while you’re visiting PuzzleWorks, I also recommend checking out The Hospital if you have time. Though it’s not quite as pretty as The Dungeon, it’s perhaps even funnier.Continue reading “PuzzleWorks – The Dungeon [Review]”