Company: Staten Island Great Escape Room

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The Story

You blinked and found yourself falling into the twilight zone! Everything in this room appears in black and white. You blink again and it really feels like your eyes are playing tricks on you. Are you moving, are you standing still? Can you solve the puzzles in a room where not everything is what it seems? You will truly find this room a trip as floor to ceiling, you will be surrounded by black and white squares!

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Difficulty Comments:

We highly recommend that if you are easily subject to vertigo that you do NOT book this room.

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Number of Players:

2 to 12

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by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo


Game Played On: Sunday, 24th June 2018

Recommended Team Size: 2-4 Players

Kid Friendly: Yes

Game Duration: 60 Min.

Booking Method: Online

Start Time: On Time

Who is this for: Families, Beginners

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: Some

Walking distance from any bus that goes to Staten Island Mall

Parking: Venue Free Parking

Free Parking adjacent to facility

Overview Notes:

According to our GM, the Twilight Zone is their beginner/entry level experience. Linear in nature and child friendly, I would recommend no more than four players in this experience.

The Venue   

Venue / Lobby Info:

Located within a mini mall, you will enter a well lit venue that reminded us of a dentists office or tanning salon - a well lit front lobby and reception station, and a long hallway with several rooms along each side are visible. The waiting area seats about 6 players - with several rooms at this facility, I would expect/anticipate a larger lobby. No real artwork or design work is visible, the walls are pretty stark at the moment.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: No

Notes for People with Disabilities:

Call prior to booking

The Game   

Game Introduction: There isn't much of a game introduction - no video, no back story... We were given the rules and led into the space.

Operator Intro: OK

Theme: Abstract / No Theme

Narrative: Abstract - No Overarching Narrative

Main room first glance: OK

We walk into a large room decked out in checkerboard - everything from the walls, floor, ceiling... It was a bit overwhelming. Please note: If you suffer from migraines or vertigo, this room is NOT for you. There was some furniture lining the walls of the room, but overall the room was pretty bare..

Flow: Excellent flow - flawless and coherent

Linear in nature, we were able to discern what came next at each point within the room. The flow made sense, and we could follow along with ease.

Puzzles: Good puzzles

Puzzles within this room stayed at the beginner level, keeping the room a solid introductory experience to escape rooms. A range of different puzzles and locks were present, giving new players a taste of what escape rooms should feel like.

Game Strengths:

Easy to follow flow - unique decorations

Game Weaknesses:

Technical difficulties meant lots of wiggling of wires or prop elements for items to work correctly. New players may give up prior to solving the puzzle. - no theme or story line present

Hints & Clues, Debrief   

Method: TV-Monitor

Quality: Excellent (They have advanced the game, built-in escalation, no answer-disclosing)

Closure & Debrief: OK

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Heartland Shopping Center 2327 Richmond Avenue Staten Island
NY 10314
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3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
If you would like to book a private party outside of business hours, we can accommodate. Please contact us for more information.

Final Thoughts:

If you're in the area and looking for an introductory room to show a new player what escape rooms are, the Twilight Zone is a solid, approachable option to consider. Our team escaped in about 27 minutes without clues - Enthusiasts, I would suggest calling ahead and choosing a different room to play. The staff is pleasant, and there are several places to eat within the area.

Did You Escape: Yes


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