GuReview - Curse of the Golden Touch

Rocky Hill, US

by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo


Game Played On: Sunday, 13th January 2019

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

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: N/A

Parking: Venue Free Parking

Overview Notes:

While the website allows booking of groups up to 10 players, I would recommend no more than 4-5 experienced players. This is a moderately difficult room - I would recommend this game to players who have already played a few others and understand how Escape Rooms flow.

The Venue   

Venue / Lobby Info:

Spacious, welcoming multi room space awaits as soon as you enter the lobby. Clean and with plenty of seating while you wait for your teammates to arrive!

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: No

Notes for People with Disabilities:

Call prior to booking. At least one team member must be comfortable lying down/crouching.

The Game   

Game Introduction: A short video upon entry goes into the story of King Midas and the adventure you're about to embark on.

Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story

Theme: Fantasy / Fiction

Narrative: other

Main room first glance: Nice & Neat!

We begin the game in a well lit, clean, expansive 'throne room' of the castle. Shields hang on the wall, and there is evidence of Midas' touch throughout.

Flow: Very Good and coherent flow

With multiple starting points, the flow of the room is determined by the players for the first half of the game. It then switches to a linear experience, which limits the number of active participants at about the 30-35 minute mark. The puzzles are aligned in a manner that we are able to tell what each task is, and how to proceed onto the next step of our quest.

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

Ranging in difficulty from easy to moderate, this was one of the most logic puzzle - intensive rooms we've seen in the Hartford CT area thus far in our Escape Room careers. Don't be scared to use your whiteboard - you're going to need it! A 'typical' Escape Room rule is broken during game play.

Game Strengths:

Beautiful beginning sequence allows for three separate groups of players to work on puzzles at the same time - welcoming first room - clear end goal for the room completion - designers paid close attention to room details

Game Weaknesses:

Bottleneck at about minute 35 limits the number of active participants for the remainder of the experience - Players must have a very strong grasp of the English language to participate in several puzzles within the experience

Hints & Clues, Debrief   

Method: TV-Monitor

Quality: OK

Closure & Debrief: Very Good

Final Thoughts:

Codeword Escape is a wonderful addition to the Escape Room community in CT. With a welcoming lobby, hands on owners, and unique games, we are excited to see what future games are opened at this location. Pro Tip: Codeword Escape is public booking unless you'd like to shell out $249. I would recommend booking at an off-time for a private, more enjoyable experience.

Did You Escape: Yes


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