Paint the town red.
- Website: Logic Lock
Address: 10336 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7
- Private Booking: Yes
- Price: $25 per person
- Duration: 45 minutes
- Linearity: Linear
- Group size: #medium
- Player Level: #rookie
- Premise: “The Forty Plus One collective of thieves successfully stole the Carmen Lucia Ruby from the American Showcase Gallery, but upon inspection they realized that it was a fake. To continue your initiation trial, the FPO have sent you and your team to the gallery to locate the real ruby and uncover why the one they have is a forgery. “
Logic Lock always makes you feel warm and fuzzy when you visit. We’ve gotten to know the staff and owners there really well over the past year. They always strive to uphold excellence in their customer service.
The Gallery leaned heavily on technology to anchor the puzzles. They were sometimes covert, requiring acute perception to discern the tiniest detail in your surroundings. They were sometimes obvious, with certain gizmos in the room displaying puzzles that were begging to be solved.
The puzzles had a mix of difficulty, depending on which type caters to how your brain functions. It would have been cool to have the paintings themselves be manipulable, instead of just being passive sources of clues in the room.
This room was clinically clean, as what you would expect from an actual art gallery. The props were impeccable replicas of European art history’s greatest hits. The blueprint was strategic, allowing players to feel like they’re staging an authentic break-in.
This room would benefit from minor furniture tweaking though, as some of the shelves make it look like a mansion than a museum.
Pioneered by Logic Lock, the clue system paves the way for a complete immersive experience, with no one in a uniform coming in to give you a clue and reminding you that you are merely playing a game.
What sets this apart from other other Logic Lock rooms though is how they constantly reinforce the notion that you are in the middle of a break-in vulnerable to being caught at any moment. They do something cool and different to up the notch of immersion.
One of the hallmarks of this room is the story being a continuation of The Warehouse’s. While cute, I’m not entirely sure if it really mattered in the room.
This room gets a #platinum for being a worthy addition to Logic Lock’s ever-growing collection of great rooms.
- Completed: March 2017
- Escaped? Yes (2 people)
- Our Time: 0:42 (/0:45)
- # of hints used: 0