February 28


Riddle Room – The Castle

Riddle Room is located near Wellesley station at Yonge-Wellesley.  It has been a while since our last Riddle Room visit, but we were eager to try their new room.  #REDivas Errol and Ekko joined us, as well as a special guest.  They had given us the heads up that this room was under a week old and still in need of some tweaks, so take this post with a grain of salt.

**Our game was during the first week of their launch, so the experience may be very different.

Creativity and Design: Did it sell the story / theme?
Summary: Not quite a castle, but definitely not an office space.

+ The props were very solid
– The set design needed some polish, but some rooms were designed well.

Bells and Whistles: Was it more than lockboxes?
Summary: Tech needs some bug fixes, but good uses for it.

+ Tech was used for puzzles and storytelling
– We had a few minor tech issues in our game, one that stopped our progress
– some of the props with the tech weren’t fit-to-work properly yet.

Intuitive:  Did you have to be inside the designer’s mind to solve it?
Summary: Relatively smooth until it wasn’t.  We needed a few hints.

+ Responsive Hint system: Walkie Talkie call-in
+ Most of the puzzles were solvable with no hints
– one puzzle needs a few tweaks, we needed a few hints to get past it.

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

The GM’s are always great to chat with, they were a bit overloaded with their bustling cafe.
The price is $25/person on weekends and $20/person on weeknights.

Overall:  The Castle was a good take on a seldom used theme.  With some changes and a bit of spit-and-polish, the room can definitely be a great room.

For more information check out:

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