The Crimson Storm: Locked in the cargo hold of an enemy pirate ship, our band of pirates had to find the treasure hidden deep inside the ship and escape with the booty.
Winterfall: Searching for a missing MI6 agent, our team had to infiltrate the safe house and recover a missing hard drive.
R.E.S.C.U.E.: Charged with the mission of rescuing a kidnapped girl and preventing an explosion, our tactical response team had to get inside the warehouse and rescue the missing girl before it was too late.
Pros: Shiver me timbers! We loved our experience at the Bakersfield Escape Room. The pirate-themed room Crimson Storm was by far our favorite game at this place and in Bakersfield altogether. The room was decked out from top to bottom in props and furniture that helped transport the players back to the days of yore. The pirate inspired puzzles and linear structure had us wracking our brains. With a few helpful hints from our game master, we successfully recovered the booty. We also enjoyed playing both Winterfall and R.E.S.C.U.E. which were nicely organized games. We were most impressed by the set design in Crimson Storm. The other sets were in line with the themes of those rooms, although not nearly as impressive as the pirate room. Our experience with three different game masters was excellent. They followed our game closely and intervened with hints as necessary. Most of the puzzles were clear and straight-forward so we needed very few hints overall. We successfully escaped all three rooms. We especially enjoyed the complexity and challenge of solving some of the multi-layered puzzles in R.E.S.C.U.E. We highly commend them for the uniqueness of the puzzles in this room especially.
Cons: Each room had at least one puzzle that was not very logical and therefore stumped everyone in the group. A few minor tweaks to these puzzles could help remedy the situation and make for a better gaming experience while reducing the need for game master interference. Overall these are solid rooms that make for an enjoyable escape room experience.
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Rooms Played: 360