THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve been gaming your entire life. Or a part of it. Or you just like games.
Avoid if… you think board games are for kids, or are so competitive at Monopoly that your friends/family won’t play with you anymore (remember: Escape Rooms are cooperative experiences).
Clue Carré: Metairie Location:
Address: 2712 Athania Parkway, Metarie, LA 70002 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 504-667-2583
The Game Museum
Description (from the company website): Welcome to the Evolution of Games exhibit at the Clue Carré Musuem of Games. As humanity has evolved over the centuries, so has our ability to fulfill possibly our most primal need: to play games. From thousand-year old games like Go and Mancala through today’s video and virtual-reality simulations, we have filled our free time with cards, boards, dice, and all manner of monsters to defeat. This time, the monsters are the games themselves. Can you play through the millennia of game history in under an hour, or will you be left staring at the two most dreaded words in history: GAME OVER?
Difficulty (1-10): N/A
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Party Size: Up to 8
Staging Area: The location is on a residential street, so look for the sign. The seating area is comfortably set with couches and chairs. We are told that a private room for parties is in the works as well if you want to book your corporate event there.
Metro Access/Parking: You’ll need to Lyft/Uber unless you are local and have a car. Street parking may be limited.
This is the video we took just after we completed the room:
Note: The ERG were given the opportunity to try out this room for free, with the understanding that we would continue to provide an honest review and follow the same process we’ve used on all of our other ratings.
Description of the room: It literally looks like a museum exhibit. As you scan the room, there are games posted to the walls with descriptions of each, along with a logical timeline from Stone Age dice all the way up to the present.
Understanding of the Mission: We’ve entered the museum exhibit and have to play all the games and beat the room within our hour-long tour before the next group gets its opportunity.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 6:15
Our Suggested Party Size: 4-6 is perfect. This room *can* be done with 1, but it would be very time consuming and you likely wouldn’t finish in time (there is a LOT to do in this room).
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): None
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- We’re not local, so we suggest Google. There is a shopping center nearby, so there are likely lots of places to chow down and get some drinks.