Location: Kernersville, NC
Price: $25 per person Fri-Sun, $20 Mon-Thurs
Time to Escape: 60 minutes
Last one, I promise.
You’re going back in time because something something, someone is messing with the timeline, maybe? You’re not sure where you’re going, but it’s going to be to save someone important. Maybe? I don’t know, this was a mess.
Hey, there’s an old Mac in here, this’ll be some good nostalgia, I hope! We did this one after Hostage, so as you can imagine, the bar was not set very high.
It was better than Hostage, but not by much. I liked the old Mac computer, but wish there was more to do with it. The movie posters from the 80’s were also a nice touch as well.
This room did not have walkie talkies like the other two, so the GM was in the room with you, which was enormously awkward. A teammate opined that this was because the game is not solvable without someone leading you by the hand, which, for some parts, I’d have to agree with him. Puzzles continued to be fairly banal to illogically maddening, with one puzzle being reset incorrectly. One “puzzle” was particularly lazy, I won’t spoil what it is, but at least it was the “easy” version of one of these. More puzzle boxes, which at this point felt more and more uninspired. This room was lightest on the outside knowledge, and felt a little bit more forgivable than that found within the other rooms. The story was fairly incomprehensible and the escape was random feeling and anticlimactic. One large puzzle felt like a huge missed opportunity, as it’s solution was lame, but the several theories we had during the solving process felt like they’d have been much more exciting.
There’s not much more to be said beyond what I’ve already written for the previous two rooms, (Infectious Lab and Hostage), other than to say that it’s really not a great experience, though we were really hoping they’d be. I try to make sure rooms I take teams to are at least good, but I felt I needed to apologize to my team for us having to make the trip out to Kernersville for these. Obviously not recommended, however if you want to check it out, you can do so here.
Full Disclosure: Psycho60 provided media discounted tickets for our team.