September 04

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Escape Games – End of the Line

Escape Games is located right near Downsview Station at Dufferin and Sheppard.

We brought Team Malan, Kayphen and Chewy along to tackle both End of the Line and Syndicate.  End of the Line was our second game of the night.

Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level): – Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 4.5 of 5.0

The set design and props for End of the Line play nicely for the story. The set didn’t have movie quality props, but the theme was original and it had very gritty tones.  For a Generation 1 room (at Escape Games) it was good, but after being spoiled by their Generation 2 rooms (the Unknown, Noriko and Syndicate) we wished for more polish.

Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score: 4.0 of 5.0

There is one thing I always look forward to at Escape Games and that is the custom tech.  Unfortunately End of the Line is lacking in the cool tech we’ve become accustomed to (at least compared to their Generation 2 rooms).  There was one piece of tech we wished was ‘louder’, we had trouble catching the clue because ‘environmental noise’.  Otherwise there were no safety issues to mention.

Intuitive (aka Frustration Level): Was it solvable? or Did you have to be inside the creators mind to solve it?
Score: 4.0 of 5.0

Puzzle-wise the room was fun.  There was one puzzle we hoped there was more direction provided and another we had issues with because the hint was tech-based (mentioned above).  Otherwise we did escape the room with 20-30 minutes to spare, so it wasn’t a difficult room for our team (but again we were 7 experienced escapers).

The hint system uses a standard walkie-talkie hint, if you go above 1 hint it’s not considered a win.

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

The Escape Games Army was in full force this night and churning out client after client.  The Gamemaster who came in to give us our hint, realized we were on the right track, and didn’t count our hint (which was nice).

The prices can be found here (it gets complicated to explain) and the price for the experience is one of the best in the city (we usually book 2 back-to-back).

Overall: End of the Line is a good ‘silver medal’ to the great ‘Generation 2’ rooms (Noriko, Unknown, Syndicate).  Definitely this is a good game to try if you have checked out the rest of their rooms.

For more information check out:

http://www.escapegames.ca/
11 Kodiak Crescent
Toronto, ON M3J 0G7
416-633-6868

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