GuReview - Shipwrecked
by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo
Game Played On: Friday, 28th September 2018
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: N/A
Parking: Venue Free Parking
Located in a spa/resort, there is a LOT of parking
Bring your scavenger-hunt loving uncle, or a small child that loves to count to this adventure.
Venue / Lobby Info:
Shipwrecked is located inside of a resort town styled to look like New Orleans. It was pretty neat to see - there's an entire mini city right through the front doors of the lobby! We had a live band playing in the 'square' - the music does permeate the escape room.
Public Restrooms: Yes
Notes for People with Disabilities:
Call ahead prior to booking.
Game Introduction: This was a typical pirate themed escape room - find the treasure!
Operator Intro: OK
Narrative: Carry out a Heist
Main room first glance: Looks Good
We find ourselves on the top deck of a pirate ship, complete with a cannon! With the band playing 90s alternative music mere feet from the Escape Room, some immersion level was lost. This wasn't the Escape Room's fault.
Flow: Not that good. A bit confusing
Search and you shall find! The flow of this room is dictated by your team's searching skills rather than puzzles or story line driven. There were a lot of 'now what?' moments during the room.
Puzzles: Good puzzles
The puzzles in this room led to conclusions and actions that were both pleasing and unexpected. Mixing high and low tech, they ranged in difficulty from easy to moderate. Most puzzles were kid-friendly.
beautiful puzzle executions + conclusions - family friendly
Loud music from outside the game was distracting - no overarching story line - choppy game flow
Hints & Clues, Debrief
Quality: Good (things made sense)
Closure & Debrief: Very Good
Shipwrecked is a search heavy, beginner friendly Escape Room experience. With a neat set and some unexpected puzzle conclusions, I would recommend checking it out if you're within the area as a first or second room. For more experienced players, the choppiness of the game flow may feel frustrating, and I would recommend trying a different room at IPanic.
Did You Escape: Yes