Escape Room Rating: 83%
You wake up inside a strange apartment. Who are you? Who are these strangers you’re with? You’re wearing a CIA badge, and so are the other people just waking up. You remember it’s the 1970’s, but that’s all you know. A video of a crazy-looking man comes on. He tells you that he is a local conspiracy theorist and apologizes for the gas he used on you, but he had to get away. He informs you that the gas will cause memory loss for about an hour. He also tells you that you are all members of the CIA. You’ve come to investigate him because it turns out his crazy conspiracy theories are turning out to be true. Next, he informs you that there are secret Soviet spies among you working as double agents in the CIA. Are you a real CIA agent or a secret Soviet Spy? Search for clues, solve puzzles, figure out who you are and who you can trust in 60 minutes before he blows up his apartment, destroying all evidence of his conspiracy theories, including you!
Their website emphasizes 'the game within the game' so distinctly that you may think it's overemphasized. And yet, Conspiracy Theory delivers—the atypical spin on escape room dynamics is fun and fresh, with the closest comparison our reviewers could manage being a game of 'mafia' within an escape room. Balancing the traditional puzzle solving with planning one step ahead of the other team makes for a satisfying experience.
- The 'game within a game' lives up to the hype, it is a unique and enjoyable spin on traditional escape rooms
- Emphasizes collaboration and clandestine communication within your teams
- Booking: $25 - $35 per person (fully private booking)
- Hints: No hints allowed in the first 10 mins or last 5 mins. The workers come in to give hints, which breaks a bit of the immersion.
- Capacity: 4 - 12 guests (private booking style, would not recommend any higher than 8 players)