Mysterious Minds – The Moonshine Mile
Mysterious Minds is located on Bloor St near Spadina in Downtown Toronto. We decided to try this new entry in the city with Manda and Errol. We actually booked them on their opening night, so we knew the game wouldn’t necessarily be polished.
Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level): – Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 4.0 of 5.0
The Moonshine Mile is well-decorated and feels like it fit the era. One thing we appreciate is that the props do tie in nicely with solving the mystery quite well. There was one prop we feel even though it fit the design, it felt out of place (probably because we’ve come across it before many times).
Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score: N/A of 5.0
There was no tech in this room, which better suits this era. So there are no tech 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
The puzzles were fairly straightforward as this was one of their easier rooms. There was one puzzle that had an awkward logic leap to solve the puzzle, but it could be solved by providing more direction (which i’m sure future iterations will be smoother). As the room progresses there is a neat (and very simple) mechanic that was used that helped the mystery aspect of the room.
The hint system uses walkie-talkies, which we had no issues with.
Staff Support/Price : Were they friendly? Were they helpful? What was the Damage?
The Gamemasters were very accepting of our feedback, we had a good time chatting with them.
The price is $20 / person, which felt fair for the experience they were providing.
Overall: The Moonshine Mile with a tweak would be a superb room for beginners and people looking to get their fix. Overall we haven’t been disappointed with our Mysterious Minds experience.
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