Escape from Alcatraz: Our team locked away in a cell had to discover the secrets of the Birdman of Alcatraz and find a way to escape before time ran out.
Pros: This room had some really interesting and fun mechanical puzzles. Overall the puzzles were very logical and solvable. There was plenty to do for larger groups of 6-8. We enjoyed each new challenge and progressing through the game. Some of the puzzles tied directly to the overarching story, others less so. The game master provided assistance when necessary. The plot line was interesting and kept us focused on the goal of escaping the prison. The set design was basic but consistent with the theme.
Cons: Some of the mechanical parts of the operation were malfunctioning. The game master was less than enthusiastic but helpful when needed.
Overall this is a solid middle-of-the-road type of escape room. It was a good opportunity to sharpen our puzzle solving and collaboration skills.
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