September 10

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Escape London – Lost

Escape London is located on what appears to be a small house on a hill, in London Ontario.  Lost was our third room in London which we called to fit in one last escape before we called it a night.  The lobby was nicely decorated with a table made from part of an old plane wing and a nice sitting area.  We were greeted by Gamemaster (GM) Shawn who was excited to talk about Lost.

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

(Trying to do my best Samuel L. Jackson impression)… They had a M*thaf#ck!ng plane in the room.    The room does have the resemblance of a crash site , complete with trees, and various other things around the room.  The highlight is really the remains of a small passenger plane which Shawn explains he got through a connection to a plane graveyard (and the wing is used for the table in the lobby).  The room didn’t feel like it had too much stuff, but at the same time just enough props to make the landing site believable.  Overall a great room in this regard.

Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score:  3.0 of 5.0

Lost kept it simple in this regard, there was nothing mindblowingly awesome (like the plane), but perhaps keeping it simple was part of the charm.  We didn’t notice any particular safety issues, but the components used in the room played well with the theme.

Intuitive (aka Frustration Level):  Did you have to be in the designers mind to escape?
Score:  3.5 of 5.0

There was a puzzle that did require us to make intuitive leap  and another that we felt could provide more direction.  Understandably (like any crash site) there was alot of searching, so it would be a good idea to bring your expert searchers to this room.  Otherwise the puzzles weren’t overly difficult, but we would recommend this for a team of 3-4 to effectively complete it.

Hints are given via a walkie-talkie and we had no issues with it.

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

The GM Shawn was great to meet.  He was eager to tell us about the history behind Lost and about their other rooms as well.  We already told him we’d be visiting again the following day with some friends.  He also mentioned a small tidbit that he might be expanding to another town, which would be interesting to see.

The price was $25 / person.  Which for the set design is worth the visit if you are in London.

Overall:  
Lost was a fun experience that had one of the most impressive set designs on our London trip.  It might be a fun date night or family night out, so give it a try.

For more information check out:

http://www.escape-canada.com/
36 York Street
London, ON
(519) 673-1576

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