The Hour – Mutiny at the Hour

The Hour is located in downtown St. Catharines Ontario on St. Paul St.  We have been eager to return here after hearing so many good things about Mutiny from other enthusiasts like RoomEscapeArtist.  Since our last visit, the hour moved to a much bigger location which could easily hold 6-8 rooms along with another rec space.  This time we went with the #REDivas after a quick visit to The Crux.

Creativity and Design: Did it sell the story / theme?
Summary: Great setting with fun gameplay in mind.  

+ Great set design that rivals some of the top rooms we’ve done
+ Fun game elements that play well with the theme

Bells and Whistles: Was it more than lockboxes?
Summary: Fun surprises and simple solutions.

+ Everything worked, no issues
+ a mix of mechanical and electronic tech
+ We loved the final ‘exit’ tech, in all its simplicity.

Intuitive:  Did you have to be inside the designer’s mind to solve it?
Summary:  Fun puzzles, great for new players.

+ a variety of puzzles that provide enough direction
+ great for beginners and people of all ages
+ puzzles mostly stay within the theme
+ we played with 4 people and finished within 30-40 minutes

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

Gamemaster Selina was great to see again.  She was just as enthusiastic as when we met her and Marcy 2 years ago.  It seems the team and grown since our last visit and it shows in the quality of their room.

The price was $20-25 + tax / person which for the experience was well worth it.

Overall:  If the review doesn’t spell it out already, this room was fun and worth playing if you are in the area.  However since we’ve done the room, “The Hour” has closed their operations.  Stay tuned though, we hear something may be around the corner.

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