Cabin Fever: Trapped in a blizzard at a secluded ski resort, we had to find the keys to escape.
Oval Office: The Oval Office is rigged with a bomb that must be defused within one hour. Our team had to locate it and cut the correct wires on time.
Pros: We arrived in Austin ready to play! We had two early morning games. The gamemasters were very accommodating and more than happy to brief us and get our games started quickly. When the door locked behind us in Cabin Fever we were ready to roll. The game was on and we moved swiftly through the puzzles with only one suggestion from our gamemaster. The puzzles were aligned to the ski resort theme and we especially enjoyed the bear puzzle (no spoilers). We flowed smoothly through the game but ended in the nick to time: a sign of a good game. It was scaled to complexity just enough to make it doable but not so difficult to make it impossible to complete on time. We had a similar experience in the Oval Office game and enjoyed successfully defusing the bomb with minutes to spare.
Cons: There was nothing really stand out about the puzzles or the set design in either room. This is a no frills, straight-forward type of escape room.
We definitely recommend Austin Panic room as a solid escape room experience. Beginners and enthusiasts will enjoy the challenge of the games. Groups of four would be ideal for the size of these rooms and complexity of the puzzles. We really enjoyed playing at Austin Panic Room during our visit to the Lone Star State!
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