GuReview - EXODUS
by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo
Game Played On: Sunday, 3rd February 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 , Beginners , Searchers
Live Actor: No
Public Transportation: Excellent
Any train or bus near Manhattan Mall, 34th Street, etc;
Parking: Only street parking – well-packed , Paid parking, next to the venue
he parking garage on this block charges ~$35 for weekend parking.
Exodus is a perfect 'first date' or introduction to Escape Rooms. I would recommend no more than 3-4 players due to the linear nature of the room.
Venue / Lobby Info:
Escape Room Madness now has rooms on two floors with two separate lobbies. Please double check your booking receipt to confirm the floor. Both lobbies are simply set up and cozy, with several chairs to await your team mates.
Public Restrooms: Yes
Notes for People with Disabilities:
Please request a chair to sit down if you need to rest during this game. There are no physical elements in the room, and the building is accessible via elevator. Call ahead with any concerns.
Game Introduction: We have an hour to explore the mystery that unfolded at the Exodus exhibit in the NY History Museum!
Operator Intro: Interesting
Theme: Investigation, Crime, Mystery,_crime, mystery
Narrative: Investigate a Crime or Mystery
Main room first glance: Looks Good
We find ourselves within the midst of the Egyptian exhibit of a museum. Display cases line with walls, and there are a ton of artifacts to explore!
Flow: Very Good and coherent flow
The flow of the room is controlled via locking off certain portions of the game until you are ready for that area. It is done subtly and with intent, leaving a beautiful game to uncover.
Puzzles: Good puzzles
Some of the puzzles within this experience are more intuitive than others, but there are no large logic leaps to make. Puzzle difficulty ranges from very easy to moderate, giving experienced players the ability to overthink several components. There is one very satisfying puzzle for smaller children to enjoy. As this is an older game, expect a lot of locks.
Interesting story line - great introductory game to escape rooms +/- I enjoyed the NYC museum theme within NYC and found it relate-able
As a linear experience, it is disappointing to see this room allowing for ten players within a public booking scenario. Game feels outdated, needs some further updating to continue to compete in the NYC Escape Room market.
Hints & Clues, Debrief
Quality: Good (things made sense)
Closure & Debrief: Very Good
Exodus is a leftover game from when Exodus Escape Room existed within the building. Escape Room Madness has made some improvements to the game, but not enough to make it replayable. I look forward to future improvements to the game in the coming months. If you are looking for an introductory Escape Room game near Times Square, Exodus is a solid offering, especially if you have children with you.
Did You Escape: Yes