Quest for the Crown: Two brothers in competition for the throne in the ultimate showdown to see who will be the next king.
There is a new kid on the block (or should we say a new jester in the court?) in the East Bay escape room scene! Welcome Exit 2 Escape! They opened their doors a few weeks ago and are ready to get this royal ball started with one room up and running and two more on the way. This review covers the Quest for the Crown but we hope to play their other games soon.
The owner/gamemaster was absolutely delightful. She greeted us and immediately prepped us for our gameplay by introducing us to the story of the jilted elder son of the royal family. By the time she was done telling us the story we were ready to don our armor, wield our swords, and begin fighting our way through the castle.
We played in a group of 8 which was a bit large for our royal tastes but turned out to be manageable in this room. The set was appropriately decorated to theme and the puzzles likewise matched the medieval storyline. The linear flow of the game helped keep us on track though we required a hint or two to keep our carriage rolling forward. We were stumbling through the last puzzle when the clock struck midnight and we turned back into paupers rather than the royalty we had hoped to become. We gathered up our pumpkins and mice and limped our way, a few glass slippers short, back home. But alas not every story can have a fairytale ending.
We are looking forward to trying out their next rooms when they open. In the meantime, we definitely recommend you go and play Exit 2 Escape!
Cover photo taken at Countdown Live .
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