West Hartford, US

by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo


Game Played On: Sunday, 26th August 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

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: N/A

Parking: Street parking – lots of it , Paid parking – remote (5 min. walk+)

Parking garage around the corner from Skeleton Key

Overview Notes:

Entry level Escape Room, perfect for families.

The Venue   

Venue / Lobby Info:

Skeleton Key is part restaurant, part Escape Room. When walking up to the venue, you can see the bar and restaurant much easier than the Escape Room. The lobby area for the ER is beautiful and elegant feeling, complete with a tube to talk to the underworld! It's warm and welcoming, making players feel at home.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: Yes

Notes for People with Disabilities:

Stroller friendly venue!

The Game   

Game Introduction: Break into a museum and steal Starry Night! Should be easy, right?

Operator Intro: Interesting

Theme: Adventure

Narrative: Carry out a Heist

Main room first glance: Wow!

Wow! There's a car in here?! Walking into the main room, we were shocked by the initial set - it was well beyond our expectations for a first escape room offering. It was beautiful and begged to be explored.

Flow: Excellent flow - flawless and coherent

Each step of the way, our team of experienced Enthusiasts knew what to expect and how to navigate the space. However, technology was not cooperating with us at several key points throughout the game. The GM's were well prepared for these issues, having secondary methods for us to continue the game.

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

Puzzles ranged in difficulty from easy to obscure, with lots and lots of searching.

Game Strengths:

Amazing GM staff - Immediate Wow! Factor - Fun story line

Game Weaknesses:

Faulty tech - worn puzzles

Hints & Clues, Debrief   

Method: Other

Quality: Good (things made sense)

Closure & Debrief: Excellent (Catharsis)

Final Thoughts:

Skeleton Key brought alcohol and Escape Rooms together to create a fun and accessible experience to an audience with little knowledge of what an Escape Room is. While Enthusiasts may find this room too simple, it serves well as a warm and welcoming introduction to this addiction =)

Did You Escape: Yes


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