ESCAPE GAME REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you need a new and unique activity for Board Game Night.
Avoid if… you aren’t good with arts and crafts.
Lock Paper Scissors:
The Game: Escape Room Z
Description (from the company website): Zombies are everywhere! And they’re hungry … hungry for … PIZZA!
Trapped in an apartment on the 28th floor, can you rescue the pizza, get the gun, unlock the door, and defeat the zombies?
But how? By solving lots and lots of interesting, fun puzzles!
Welcome to Escape Room Z, an hour-long puzzling adventure for you and your crew.
Difficulty (1-10): none given
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $19.99 + supplies (if you download and print yourself)
Party Size: no more than 8 recommended
Staging Area: Your room should be a comfortable size for however many people are in your party to get up and move around.
This is the video we took before we played the game:
This is the video we took just after we completed the game:
Note: The ERG were given the opportunity to try out this game 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: We used our Community Room in our condo building (Jason and I live in the same building, but you’d know that already if you watched the pre-room video). We had 6 people, and that was a good size (although maybe our room was a bit too large for the number of pieces of the game).
Understanding of the Mission: Essentially, save the pizza that is baking in an oven on the 28th floor from a horde of hungry zombies.
Did We Escape: Yes (we saved the pizza LOL)
Time Remaining: about 19:30
Our Suggested Party Size: 6 is probably good if people have done games like this before or are regular “escapees” (escape room enthusiasts/addicts).
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Eric, Heather, Corey, Brittany and Katheryn (who served as our Game Master)
Worth the time and money? Yes, even though it’s a once-and-done game (but all of them are anyway)
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- It’s your own location. Serve whatever snacks and drinks you want… maybe go with pizza to fit the theme?