Zscape - San Ramon, California
Prison Break: Thrown in jail for a crime we didn't commit (again?, this seems to happen to us a lot), we had to find a way to free ourselves from the joint.
Pros: When we arrived at Zscape in San Ramon, after a long day of escape room adventures in Northern California, we were surprised to find a simple, no frills type of escape room establishment. The gamemaster greeted us warmly and helped orient us to our game. We (along with a few bewildered and frightened first-timers) were escorted into our cell and condemned to a life in prison. The room was basic as one would expect a prison cell to be. The props were sparse but the set design helped set the "locked-away-in-hell" kind of feeling. Once the timer started, we immediately began searching for a way to free ourselves. The puzzles proceeded logically and after searching the room thoroughly and locating the necessary items, we were able to make our break. We needed only one hint from the gamemaster (much to my chagrin) as a result of our own failure to thoroughly search the area.
We have played a LOT (and I do mean A LOT) of games and, dear readers, you know that what the Escapeologists (speaking in third person now so you know we are serious) appreciate most is solid puzzle design. We found the puzzles exceptionally logical in Prison Break and the game flow on-point. This is a great game for beginners and enthusiasts alike. We definitely recommend you take a trip to San Ramon to check them out. We look forward to the opening of their next games and hope to visit again very soon.
P.S. We loved their awesome logo!
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