GuReview - Escape the Thai Prison

Philadelphia, US

by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo

Overview


Game Played On: Sunday, 29th July 2018

Recommended Team Size: 2-4 Players

Kid Friendly: Yes

Game Duration: 60 Min.

Booking Method: Online

Start Time: On Time

Who is this for: Families, Enthusiasts, Beginners, Other

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: Excellent

Parking: Street parking – some, Paid parking, next to the venue

We parked at the meter outside. There was ample parking in the near vicinity.

Overview Notes:

Escape Thai Prison is a MacGyver heavy experience, unlike anything else to be found within the city.

The Venue   


Venue / Lobby Info:

Walking down the long ramp to the garden level / basement entrance, we found ourselves in a clean, modern looking lobby. With the glass fronts, ample daylight entered the space, making us forget we had to go down to enter the venue. There was ample seating (and pillows!) throughout the lobby, making a comfortable waiting area for 6-8 players.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: No

Notes for People with Disabilities:

Call prior to booking.

The Game   


Game Introduction: We were arrested and brought into our cells - we had an hour to escape!

Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story

Theme: Prison

Narrative: Escape a Specific Unpleasant Place

Main room first glance: Wow!

The game begins outside of the actual Escape Room. Once you are locked in your cells, these were some of the most believable 'prison' sets I've ever come across. From the metal bars to the accessories within the space, it truly felt as if we were in prison.

Flow: Very Good and coherent flow

We knew what the immediate task at hand was, we just weren't sure what to do or where to go! This would be a reoccurring issue for our group, leaving us in some sticky/tight situations where we wanted to ask the Escape Room Gods 'ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING THIS?!'. Looking back on the experience, this frustration and questioning actually made the game feel more genuine, and we appreciated it. There was one 'WOW!' moment that I will not spoil, but it truly made the game exceptional.

Puzzles: Some of them were great (matched promised level)

MacGyver! With a mix of physical puzzles, pen/paper puzzles, and opportunities to improvise, Thai prison had a wonderful mix of game experiences for each player to conquer. Some puzzles felt very old, and others felt more out of place than others. With so much of the room on theme, I'd like to see them stick to it throughout the game.

Game Strengths:

realistic set - enthusiastic GM - no English language requirements - thinking required outside of the typical 'escape room'

Game Weaknesses:

The prison theme is 100% on point; however, the 'Thai' part was lightly thrown in. I want to see more 'Thai' in my 'Thai Prison' experience.

Hints & Clues, Debrief   


Method: Other

Quality: Good (things made sense)

Closure & Debrief: Excellent (Catharsis)

Final Thoughts:

Do you have a teammate that wants to feel truly immersed in an Escape Room experience? Thai Prison is the most immersive experience in the area! From the moment you walk into the lobby until the second you escape, there is an exciting, fun story to uncover. MindEscape also requires no English language skills within this game, making it a perfect stop for tourists!

Did You Escape: Yes

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