THE GREAT DISCOVERY

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  • Website: Escape City
  • Address: 5916 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 2K3
  • Private Booking: No
  • Price: $25 per person
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Linearity: Linear
  • Group size: #medium
  • Player Level: #pro
  • Features:
  • Premise: “After they no-showed for the science fair they helped plan, you decide to check in on them at their place. As soon as you open the front door you can tell something isn’t quite right.”

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RATING PAULIE BEN
Service ninenine ninenine
Puzzles tenten tenten
Look ninenine ninenine
Immersion tenten tenten
Theme tenten tenten

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Service PAULIEninenine

We did this room right after Keller’s Magic Emporium so the service didn’t change. It was still standard–good, but not exceptional.

BENninenine

What Paulie said. Still good!

Puzzles tentenPAULIE

We did not get out of this room. In fact, we still had a lot to do when time ran out. However, the puzzles that we did manage to solve were spectacular. In terms of variety, this wins the award for having the most–logic puzzles, searching puzzles, mathematical puzzles, and other really unique puzzles that required you to think outside the box. This room had it all. We were definitely using different parts of our brain while in this room. The progression was linear, so moving through the room gave that sense of urgency, and we felt extremely satisfied after solving each puzzle.

tentenBEN

I loved the puzzles in this room. They made you think in different ways and they made you interact with things in different ways. Each puzzle we solved felt like a mini-victory!

Look nineninePAULIE

This is another room that had a residence look. So you got your standard sofa, coffee table, lamp, and so on. They were trying to go for a 90s themed house and they succeeded.

ninenineBEN

It looks like what your grandparents’ house might look like. Very old-school cool.

Immersion tentenPAULIE

Immersion was a 10 because the room had a certain creepy vibe. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it was. Maybe it was the way that the backstory was presented. I almost felt like I was in the underground vault from LOST, cut away from the rest of civilization.

tentenBEN

YES, Paulie hit the nail exactly on the head with the underground vault comparison! That is so unbelievably accurate.

Theme tentenPAULIE

The theme was great discovery, and while that may sound broad, all the puzzles still fell under the same umbrella. Solving each puzzle felt like a great discovery, and there was a lot of that feeling in this room.  

tentenBEN

I didn’t really think about how well everything in this room fit together until I read Paulie’s review (they are on point for this room!). Even if you don’t find out what The Great Discovery actually is, the solution to each puzzle really did feel like a great discovery.

Overall PAULIEDiamond-Texture-Pattern-picspaper-com

This is one of the better escape rooms in Edmonton/Calgary in terms of providing a satisfying and complete experience. I would give this room a #diamond rating, particularly because of its creative and intelligent puzzles that I hadn’t seen before.

BENDiamond-Texture-Pattern-picspaper-com

Bring your A-game to this room! I would give this a #diamond rating because it was absolutely amazing. I recommend having done a few rooms before this one – that way you’ve got some experience under your belt, and you’ll be able to appreciate the uniqueness of this room a little bit more.

  • Completed: July 8, 2016
  • Escaped: No (4 people)
  • Our Time: 0:45+
  • # of hints used: 2

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