Carnival Conundrum

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Company: Just Escape

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Who doesn’t love a fun-filled day at the carnival?! Prizes, games, and popcorn galore, what could possibly ruin this day? Take a step inside the most exclusive carnival around and find out for yourself. Get your tickets for the carnival before it leaves town!

Audience
  • Special Events
  • Friends & Family
  • Team Building
  • Dating
  • Students
  • Gamers
  • Tourists
Difficulty Group
  • Kids and Family
Parking
  • Bike Parking
  • Venue - Free
  • Venue - Paid
Payment Methods
  • Credit Card
  • Cash
  • Online
  • Checks

Difficulty Level

6
Lighting
Physicality
Intensity
Fear Factor

What Is The Secret To Success ?

Teamwork

Pricing

Player price
$35
Player price
$35

More Information

Number of Players:

1 to 8

Room Accepted Currency:

USD

Minimum Age:

7

Game Duration in Minutes:

60

Opened On:

11/2016

GuReview - Carnival Conundrum

by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo

Overview


Game Played On: Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Recommended Team Size: 3-5 Players

Kid Friendly: Yes

Game Duration: 60 Min.

Booking Method: Online

Start Time: On Time

Who is this for: Families, Beginners, First date

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: Some

Walking distance from the LIRR Massapequa train station (~4 blocks)

Parking: Venue Free Parking, Street parking – lots of it

Small parking lot behind the venue, street parking also available

Overview Notes:

This Escape Room is geared towards children who may not be able to 'escape' a traditional room. While having several escape room elements and puzzles within, I can imagine booking this room for a group of 6-9 year olds while their older siblings participate in another room.

The Venue   


Venue / Lobby Info:

Single story, brown brick building on Broadway. On a Saturday, the street was relatively quiet and parking was easy to find. Upon entry into the building, Just Escape appears to be the only occupant. We walked directly into the lobby, and were provided an IPAD for us to sign the waiver on, and told us our game would begin shortly. The lobby was clean, with a few couches to wait on. I LOVED how they hung the typical 'take a picture with our finishing signs' on the wall as part of the decor, it was original and gave us a quick laugh. There were about 10 people in the lobby on our arrival and it was packed. I do not recommend arriving too early to this venue, as there is limited space to wait.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: Yes

Notes for People with Disabilities:

Call ahead prior to booking. Some rooms are ADA compliant.

The Game   


Game Introduction: While we were waiting in the lobby, our GM told us that they were just finishing the popcorn... I thought that this was a cute joke. Upon entry to the room, we come to realize that there is ACTUAL popcorn in the room.. for us to eat!

Operator Intro: Interesting

Theme: Modern Era (2000+)

Narrative: Abstract - No Overarching Narrative

Main room first glance: Wow!

We begin this adventure in a pseudo carnival, complete with various carnival games. A beautiful mural is painted on one side of the room, catching our attention immediately. It's well lit and an immediate fun vibe. This is a single room experience.

Flow: Not that good. A bit confusing

We had to ask for several clues within this game to see what to do next.. This room is listed as being one of their easiest rooms, but it is harder to follow the flow in this room than others at Just Escape. Several of the games can be self-reset within the room, so multiple children/participants can take their own shot at it!

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

Mostly low tech in nature. Several of the puzzles stayed on theme, which was a lot of fun to see! I enjoyed the physical components/tasks within the room, and appreciated that they were child friendly.

Game Strengths:

Popcorn!! - Beautiful mural - Puzzles stayed on theme and were child friendly

Game Weaknesses:

This is a very promising room, that is missing a story line or prompts to suggest what to do next. The lack of flow in this room is frustrating, and I hope that this is remedied in the future.

Hints & Clues, Debrief   


Method: TV-Monitor

Quality: Good (things made sense)

Closure & Debrief: Very Good

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Broadway 529
Massapequa 11758 NY US
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Sunday :
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Final Thoughts:

If you are looking for a family friendly 'escape room' that is accessible to children in the lower grades, the Carnival room at Just Escape is a perfect option. Enthusiasts - I would suggest another room at Just Escape that has better flow and a greater challenge, unless you're in it for the popcorn.

Did You Escape: Yes

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