Summerfield Place

Company: East Coast Escape Room

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The Story

During Thanksgiving dinner, a family has gone missing from their own home. You and your team of investigators need to work together to solve the mystery. Their fate is in your hands... What could be the twist for this room??

Audience
  • Special Events
  • Portable Game (Pop-up)
  • Friends & Family
  • Team Building
  • Dating
  • Students
  • Gamers
  • Tourists
Difficulty Group
Parking
Payment Methods

Pricing

Player price
$28.5
Player price
$28.5

More Information

Number of Players:

2 to 10

Room Accepted Currency:

USD

GuReview - Summerfield Place

by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo

Overview


Game Played On: Saturday, 10th March 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, Enthusiasts, Beginners, Searchers

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: N/A

Parking: Venue Free Parking

Large parking lot directly in front of the venue

Overview Notes:

While I wouldn't recommend this game to families with small children, this could be a good outing for a family with 12+ year olds. While the beginning of the game may seem 'boring' to some kids, by the end they will 100% be into it.

The Venue   


Venue / Lobby Info:

This is totally a TARDIS facility - it is significantly larger than it appears from the outside. Upon entry to the building, the reception desk is built into the left portion of the lobby, and there is seating for about 8 people to the right.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: No

Notes for People with Disabilities:

Their doorways, hallways, and bathrooms are ADA compliant. Majority of the puzzles are located at a height in which someone who is seated will be able to participate. There is seating within the game for those who may need to take a break/rest.

The Game   


Game Introduction: A family goes missing, leaving their Thanksgiving supper on the table! Who does that?!

Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story

Theme: Seasonal (Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc.)

Narrative: Find the Missing Person

Main room first glance: Looks Good

Your journey begins in the living room / dining room area of a house. I absolutely love that the two rooms are open right from the beginning, as it would be in a real home! There isn't a visual overload of locks; overall it was a very comfortable set to explore.

Flow: Very Good and coherent flow

Our team is notoriously bad at searching, and if we were better at searching, the flow would have been pretty flawless. This is 100% our fault. There is a great story to unravel here, and it's worth paying attention to.

Puzzles: Well thought of. Intriguing

For the most part, the puzzles made sense and were interesting to solve. At one point, there is a puzzle that has to be used/solved in multiple spots, but it is clear. I particularly enjoyed that all tools required to solve all puzzles were found within the game. There are two points of ambiguity within the puzzle sequence that I wish were a bit more coherent.

Game Strengths:

There were several less common puzzles within the space, which made it exciting for someone (us) who plays escape rooms on the regular! I loved the storyline and how it built throughout the game, it adds a little something 'extra' to the experience.

Game Weaknesses:

Ambiguous puzzles - while part of the game, it left the ability for one to 'lose' the game while still completing the room. While the game site says it can hold up to 10, there really aren't enough puzzles to keep more than 4-5 people busy.

Hints & Clues, Debrief   


Method: TV-Monitor

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

Closure & Debrief: Excellent (Catharsis)

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Hooper Avenue 1747
Toms River 08753 NJ US
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Final Thoughts:

If you are a more experienced player, looking for an escape room that's a little 'different' in New Jersey, this would be a solid recommendation. I would suggest their Deadwood Cabin room for less experienced players. It's a strong room with a great storyline.

Did You Escape: Yes

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