Quest for the Crown
Escape Room Rating: 86%
You are the elder sibling born into a Royal family. It was your birthright to inherit the crown upon the King’s death, but an evil secret plan executed by your younger brother and some corrupt castle guards has left you exiled from the kingdom. The corrupt guards were given strict orders to kill you if you ever returned to the castle. When the King and Queen died, your tyrannical brother ran the kingdom into despair. Disgusted by the decline of a once-prosperous and peaceful land, you decide to risk your life to set things right. Disguised as a pauper, you’ve managed to make it back to the castle undetected, and with your knowledge of the secret passages within the castle walls, you’ve made it to the King’s study. In the next sixty minutes, you must now find proof of your birthright and escape undetected before the castle guards return.
The excellent service starts from the moment you walk in the door at Exit 2 Escape. One of the newer companies in the East Bay Area, their debut room—Quest for the Crown—is a smash success for the owner/designer/operator couple that runs it, and surely a promising sign of things to come in their future offerings. Though not as heavy on technology as some of the other rooms in the area, this escape experience delights with some unique woodcraft puzzle sets (all the more impressive once you find out they are handmade), and a fun design aesthetic. As chivalrous is it's theme suggests, Quest for the Crown is worth the trip, and will delight escapers new and old.
- Some unique handmade woodwork items
- Attention to detail in set design
- Balanced mix of physical / mental puzzles
- Booking: $30 per person
- Hints: No limit, given via television screen
- Capacity: Max 10 guests, could be paired with strangers (though veteran escapers won't need that many)