Asylum: A creepy insane asylum, a secret experiment, a heinous crime: we had to discover it all before the doctor discovered our presence in the asylum.
Pros: We were warmly welcomed by the owner of this establishment who took the time to chat with us for a while before our game began. This interaction helped us to better connect to our game master before we dove into the stressful task of puzzle-solving. This is a brand-new business with only one room to-date. Still, we were impressed by their ability to use a few props to enhance an existing office space and create an asylum-themed room. The puzzles fit with the psycho mental ward theme and were generally logical overall.
Cons: There were a few puzzles that could be slightly modified or clarified to improve the flow of the game and the player's experience. Still, the game master helped us quickly navigate through these small delays. There were a number of surprises that kept us on our toes as well.
This is a good, solid room escape experience that we would especially recommend to newbies. It was an added bonus that it was so close to our favorite Costa Mesa restaurant: Seabirds! Go play at TrapZone then eat some deliciousness at Seabirds.
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