For my 13th escape room, Grandma's Master Plan definitely ranks among my top few. The time limit for this room is 75 minutes as opposed to 60 due to how challenging it is. My group of 6 (who have all done escape rooms) finished with 3 minutes left to spare! Here are my highlights:
- Storyline: This room probably has the best storyline among all the escape rooms I have done. We (Grandchildren) have to find out what Grandma has been up to. I loved how we learned more and more about Grandma/plot as we progressed through the room.
- Theme: Similar to the storyline, the decor was on point. Not many red herrings either which was awesome!
- Puzzle Variety: Every puzzle was different and challenging. Most of the puzzles made sense too (I say most because there's always 1 or 2 puzzles that you let your teammates carry). There was cool technology involved with most of them - most to unlock more clues, which is expected.
- Other thoughts: This room seems kind of worn out. Yes, all the puzzles are fantastic, the room is great, but some things not vital to unlocking the next puzzle weren't working. A light/indicator didn't turn on, and when we were opening drawers, we accidentally pulled off the entire shelf...
I highly recommend this room. It is definitely fun and challenging so bring a good group of people who can think and work well together. Since it's on Melrose, there's metered street parking AND free lot parking in the alleyway behind the building.
***Yelp 100 Challenge 2017 (100/100) | BOOYAH!