Boxed up

Hello, my name is Jim Moriarty
Company: Komnata Quest

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The Story

 I like to play with my toys and make them do whatever I want. I like to keep my toys in boxes and if they can’t solve my puzzles I blow them up. If you haven’t already guessed, yes, you are my toys. Can’t wait to play with you. This will be fun!....For me.

What's Waiting Inside The Room ?

Boxed Up are SHOES FREE so be prepared to take shoes off before entering the quest. For Boxed Up we recommend avoiding wearing skirts or dresses as there is a camera in the small enclosed space.

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We have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your scheduled time or in case of no-show there will be no refund.

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Number of Players:

2 to 2

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GuReview - Boxed up

by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo

Ease Of Booking :

Their booking site is super easy, and was able to book on Friday for a Saturday PM game.

Entrance Rating:

Lobby : Once down the wrought iron stairs, you should be able to see a door marked 'Komnata', else it's a dark door. When you are inside, there is a desk to the left side, a hallway in front of you, and seating off to the left side. The entire lobby is pretty dark and bare, with a coffee table with some hard candy and a few games on it.

Hospitality : Depending on the day, depends who is working and how hospitable/social their staff is. At this point in time, we have met most of their staff over the past 3 years that work the front desk and game masters, and overall they are pretty friendly. Some are enthusiasts themselves, while others have only played games through Komnata. Most of the staff is local, so they are great at recommending bars and restaurants to check out in the area. For the restroom, you walk down a long hallway (the one you saw when you first entered) and there is a tiny (but clean) restroom for use.

Time Keeping : In some of the rooms, there are clocks or indication to time left. In others, there is no 'clicking clock' to watch. Our game started on time.

Briefing Details : We are led down the long hallway (again, the one you were in on the way to the restroom), and directed to take off our shoes, cell phones, jackets, and anything that could light up (including watches). A hood is placed over our heads, and we are handcuffed. We are told we have been kidnapped, and are being locked up in coffins with 45 minutes to get out. Please note - you are ACTUALLY GETTING LOCKED INTO A BOX.

Operator Intro : Exciting - takes you into the story

Operators :

Operators are polite, social, and pleasant to spend time with when we arrive to games early.

The Game :

I have never played another game similar to this one, and am excited to try their new two person experience that opened up. Please note - this game is for only 2 people.

The Venue :

There is a certain level of expectations playing at Komnata facilities (they have rooms all over the world), and this location does not disappoint. Each game is creative, unique, and worth the expense.

Main Room - First Glance :


I REPEAT - YOU ARE ACTUALLY GETTING LOCKED INTO A BOX. BY YOURSELF. I cannot disclose anything about the box, but please note that you should not wear short shorts or a skirt, as there are cameras in the box, and you are laying down for most of the game. If you are claustrophobic or are scared of the dark, this game is not for you.

Flow :

Excellent flow - flawless and coherent

Working together, you and the other person locked in the other box are trying to escape. You may have to work together on some puzzles, and are by yourself for others. The puzzles are linear, and take you for a few spins that are unexpected.

Puzzles :

Well thought of. Intriguing

This room facilitated very unique puzzles, that fit into the theme of the game. I cannot disclose any of the puzzles, as it would take away from the experience of this room.

Hints & Clues : Three clues.

Policy: Strict Policy

Hints & Clues Quality: This is the first game we played where no clues were needed.

Quality: Excellent (They have advanced the game, built-in escalation, no answer-disclosing)

Closure & Debrief :

Excellent (Catharsis)

After escaping in about 33 minutes, we felt accomplished and welcomed the light of day. We were led out into the lobby, and our photos were taken. I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a 'different' kind of escape room experience.

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Kent Street 52
New York 11222 NY US
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Venue Description: The outside of the building is a red, brick, 4 story building on the corner. The entrance to Komnata Quest is on the Kent side of the block, down the wrought iron black stairs. There is usually no signage to indicate where you are going, but we have seen a sign temporarily outside saying 'Komnata' once. Do not allow this weird entrance, or lack of signage, deter you from entering the facility.

Public Transportation : Excellent

2 Blocks away from the Greenpoint Ave (G) Train, and about a 15 minute walk to the Bedford Ave (L) Train

Parking : Street parking – some| Only street parking – well-packed

There are no parking garages in the area, parking is all on the street. Sometimes we've found parking immediately, othertimes it has taken a half hour. Leave plenty of time to find parking!

Theme: Horror

Narrative: Escape a Specific Unpleasant Place

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