Panic Factory – Safe Haven
Panic Factory is located in Courtice Ontario, in a strip plaza on King St. This was our third outing and we were determined to try all of their rooms in one go. This time we went with Team Freeing, who thankfully had some time to escape with us.
Long story short: Sirens are blaring and you made your way into Mr. Redfearn’s bunker now you only have 45 min to prep the bunker before impending doom (or something like that).
Creativity and Design: Did it sell the story / theme?
Summary: The closest we’ve felt to being in a bunker
+ The room looks and feels like a bunker, full of old (yet appropriate) props
+ Great environmental add-ons that help with the immersion
Bells and Whistles: Was it more than lockboxes?
Summary: Fun tech pieces that highlight Panic Factory’s strengths
+ Great tech pieces that enhance the experience
+ We had no tech hiccups
Intuitive: Did you have to be inside the designer’s mind to solve it?
Summary: A simple room that would be good for new players
+ Straightforward and goal specific puzzles.
+ We finished the room in less than half the time, great for new players
+ The puzzles provided enough direction.
Staff Support/Price : Were they friendly? Were they helpful? What was the Damage?
Full disclosure, since our previous visit we’ve worked with Rick and Nay (GM’s Nick and Ray) on Terminus. On top of their superb building and tech skills, they are great people that really know their stuff. This room is a great example of the simple, yet effective magic they put in every room.
The price you can find on their website. In this case we didn’t pay for this room.
Overall: Safe Haven is a guaranteed good time that is even better if you have new players with you. Definitely the best time we’ve had being locked in a bunker.
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