GuReview - THE WAITING ROOM OF DR. AWK C. ABMOOR
by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo
Game Played On: Saturday, 29th September 2018
Recommended Team Size: 2-4 Players
Kid Friendly: Yes
Game Duration: <=30 Min.
Booking Method: Online
Start Time: On Time
Who is this for: Families , Enthusiasts , Beginners , Searchers , 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 WAITING ROOM OF DR. AWK C. ABMOOR is both whimsical and puzzle filled. Perfect for families, there is enough meat here to keep a duet or small family busy throughout the allotted game time.
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: Escape within 30 minutes, or else face a $50 no show charge.
Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story
Theme: Cartoon / Anime
Narrative: Escape a Specific Unpleasant Place
Main room first glance: Nice & Neat!
Smaller than the other two experiences, we walk into a small waiting area/lobby of a doctor's office. Believable and clean, the set fits perfectly with the theme.
Flow: Very Good and coherent flow
There is so much to do and discover in this room - having 30 minutes to do it seems almost unfair to non experienced players! Once you've solved a puzzle path, it may take a moment or two in order to pick up the next starting point.
Puzzles: Some of them were great (matched promised level)
Puzzles ranged in difficulty from very easy to moderate. Don't let the 30 minute time limit fool you - every inch of this room has a puzzle to explore!
interesting theme - comedic relief - great use of space
several puzzles felt old or outdated - no wow factor +/- A working knowledge of the English language is needed, more so than in other games
Hints & Clues, Debrief
Quality: Excellent (They have advanced the game, built-in escalation, no answer-disclosing)
Closure & Debrief: Excellent (Catharsis)
THE WAITING ROOM OF DR. AWK C. ABMOOR was my first 30 minute Escape Room experience where I wasn't sure if I would be able to complete all the tasks in time! (we did!) With so much to do, and so little time, it's a great way for more experienced players to introduce the world of Escape Rooms in a non-threatening, light hearted environment. When visiting Chicago, make sure to check out Escape Factor!
Did You Escape: Yes