GuReview - BONUS FUN TIME GAME SHOW CHALLENGE
by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo
Game Played On: Saturday, 29th September 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 , Enthusiasts , Beginners , First date
Live Actor: Yes
Public Transportation: N/A
Parking: Street parking – some , Paid parking, next to the venue
We parked a block away from the venue for free.
The live actor in the room keeps the game light-hearted and family friendly, providing an instant source of assistance when needed. Linear in nature, I would not recommend groups larger than 4-5 players.
Venue / Lobby Info:
With a ground level entrance, it was easy to spot from the street! There's some room to wait for teammates without feeling super crowded. With a mini puzzle in the lobby, early team members will have something to do.
Public Restrooms: Yes
Notes for People with Disabilities:
Call prior to booking.
Game Introduction: Without giving too much away... We're on the set of a TV show and have an hour to win!
Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story
Theme: Abstract / No Theme
Narrative: Defuse the explosive device
Main room first glance: Wow!
In my 350ish rooms of experience, I have never been in an Escape Room that was so colorful, bright, and welcoming. The immersive level was amazing, and no other game we played in Chicago had this same energy.
Flow: Very Good and coherent flow
Escape Factor delivers one of the best single room experiences I have ever been witness to. The game makes sense, with each puzzle flowing into the next. It was beautifully orchestrated, showing a designer with true imagination.
Puzzles: Well thought of. Intriguing
Puzzle difficulty ranged from easy to moderate to physical, leaving enough for kids to do or experienced enthusiasts. There's a mix of high and low tech that was well appreciated.
Beautiful set design - welcoming game theme - family friendly - unique elements
I wish the in-room GM had a bigger role within the hour of game time. This was a missed opportunity for additional interaction with players.
Hints & Clues, Debrief
Quality: Excellent (They have advanced the game, built-in escalation, no answer-disclosing)
Closure & Debrief: Excellent (Catharsis)
If you only have time for one company when visiting Chicago, add Escape Factor to the top of your list. We had a great time at their three rooms, with Bonus Fun Time Game Show Challenge being the most unique experience of the weekend.
Did You Escape: Yes