July 22

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Riddle Room – Framed

Riddle Room is located near Wellesley station at Yonge-Wellesley. This was our fourth visit to Riddle Room, we had a great time with Luci’s Room and decided to just do the final room.  We played again by Errol and Manda from ERA.

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

Framed takes place in what seems to be a small town office/holding cell (but based in Toronto cause of all the related material).  Framed does a great job of story immersion and has even used a certain tech element as part of the story very well.  The set was well built and we didn’t find any cheesy props (except for one, but that was probably for a ‘joke’ factor).  It’s not a traditional ‘prison’ escape, but overall the gamemasters have done a great job.

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

Typically prison escapes get predictable: find the key, get a tool and retrieve the key.  Framed definitely makes you work for those and involves a bit of teamwork.  The highlight of the room is in the latter half where they have a nice ‘device’ that is also part of the story (and if you play around with it you’ll find the gamemasters have thought of everything)

Intuitive
(aka Frustration Level):  Was it solvable? or Did you have to be inside the creators mind to solve it?
Score:  4.5 of 5.0

I almost want to give them a perfect 5.0 on this room, but there was one very very very small thing in the first puzzle that required us to call a hint.  It was an unintentional red herring, but after calling for a hint we were power-puzzling through the room.  The room itself was straightforward because they provide enough clues and direction to get out.   With all Riddle Rooms, I would highly recommend that you go with their maximum player suggestions, this is a smaller room.

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

Gamemaster Phil and Jeff were friendly as always and great to chat with.  If you have time after doing a room, try some of Anskar’s coffee (and his crazy coffee art).

The price is $25/person on weekends and $20/person on weeknights.  You can book online !

Overall:  Framed is a great room and a great follow up to Luci’s Room.  We heard that they are in the process of upgrading some of their previous rooms, so we’re excited to see those changes.

For more information check out:

http://riddleroom.ca/
579 Yonge Street (2nd Floor)
Toronto, ON, Canada
647-344-2637

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