Challenging room with densely packed puzzles. A must-try!
Company: Escape Factor

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The Story

You’ve never had a doctor’s appointment as puzzling as this! You are scheduled with the doctor in 30 minutes, but forces (and a loud-mouthed receptionist) beyond your control are keeping you in the waiting room. It’s a race against time to reach the doctor, or watch him take off on his month-long vacation, leaving you with that $50 no-show charge.

  • Friends & Family
  • Team Building
  • Dating
  • Students
  • Gamers
  • Tourists
Difficulty Group
  • Kids and Family
  • Experts
  • Advanced
  • Beginners
  • Bike Parking
  • Street
  • Venue - Free
  • Venue - Paid
Payment Methods
  • Credit Card

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More Information

Number of Players:

2 to 4

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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.

Overview Notes:

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.

The Venue   

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

Refreshments: No

Notes for People with Disabilities:

call prior to booking.

The Game   

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!

Game Strengths:

interesting theme - comedic relief - great use of space

Game Weaknesses:

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   

Method: In-Person

Quality: Excellent (They have advanced the game, built-in escalation, no answer-disclosing)

Closure & Debrief: Excellent (Catharsis)

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Final Thoughts:

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


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