July 17


Riddle Room – Luci’s Room

Riddle Room is located near Wellesley station at Yonge-Wellesley. This was our third visit to Riddle Room, we were impressed with the number of changes in our previous visits so eager to see what was new.  This time we were joined by Errol and Manda from ERA and Mike from Team Undefeated.  I guess you could say it was overkill because Luci’s Room was rated as one of their easier rooms.

Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level): – Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 5.0 of 5.0

Luci’s Room was a simple bedroom theme that has nice little touches that gives it a twist.  The props and set was solid, and so were the associated puzzles.  Walking into the room I almost wished that it was (physically) larger but as the room played on, we decided the room was complete as-is.

Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score:  5.0 of 5.0

Usually bedroom themes are boring, but in this case the tech was perfectly marriaged into the story elements.  I appreciated that they took the harder route (in a technical perspective) and let the tech hit a ‘point of no return’ which made sense in a story perspective.  We’ll keep this short and sweet so you can experience it for yourselves.

(aka Frustration Level):  Was it solvable? or Did you have to be inside the creators mind to solve it?
Score:  5.0 of 5.0

Keeping in mind we went with very experienced escapers, this room was a breeze (it’s also one of their easier rated rooms).  I think most teams that have high observational skills will have no problems with this room.  Overall there were no real logical leaps, it was fairly linear and the puzzles provided enough direction.  The only puzzle we stumbled on was the last puzzle because we didn’t catch one small detail.

Staff Support/Price : Were they friendly? Were they helpful? What was the Damage?

Gamemaster Phil and Jeff were looking in high spirits as the Riddle Room was packed with escapers and puzzlers in their ever-improving boardgame cafe.  Along with great coffee (which we got to try this time around) they also offer cakes, and cookies!

The price is $25/person on weekends and $20/person on weeknights.  They have also opened up ONLINE booking, which is great to see.

Overall:  Luci’s Room is definitely our favourite at Riddle Room.  With a great set and tech you can almost walk into Luci’s Room without knowing the background story and still be immersed. This is a solid room that we could recommend for any small groups and definitely another reason to come back and visit Riddle Room.

For more information check out:

579 Yonge Street (2nd Floor)
Toronto, ON, Canada