Panic Factory – Krampus
Panic Factory is located in Courtice Ontario, in a strip plaza on King St. We were with the other #REDivas (Errol and Manda), to try this seasonal room, infact we GoPro’ed it (another one of Errol’s ideas).
Creativity and Design: Did it sell the story / theme?
Summary: Well designed and simple. They made the most of their space.
+ Good set design choices that enhanced the immersion
+ Great audio cues that help set the mood and had a practical use as well.
+ A quality fireplace made from scratch, we almost believed it was an actual one.
Bells and Whistles: Was it more than lockboxes?
Summary: Not alot of tech uses, but well done on the parts that were.
+ Not a tech heavy room, but good uses for environmental effects
+ We appreciated the puzzle with the rotating pictures. A simple mechanical design.
Intuitive: Did you have to be inside the designer’s mind to solve it?
Summary: Simple and fun puzzles!
+ Responsive Hint system: Gamemasters give clues based on player request
+ The puzzles provided enough direction, we didn’t struggle with them
Staff Support/Price : Were they friendly? Were they helpful? What was the Damage?
The Gamemasters Ray and Nick were a pleasure to chat with. You can tell they have a real passion for escape rooms. They gave us a sneak peek into their other rooms and we were already eager to play them.
The price is $22 / person, which for the quality of the immersion and smooth gameplay was worth it.
Overall: Overall we are not fans of season rooms as they usually lack the same effort seen in permanent rooms. Krampus is the exception to the rule, it is definitely a step above the rest. If it comes by again, give it a try and let us know what you think.
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Courtice , ON