|Address:||1395 South Marietta Pkwy SE #202, Marietta, GA 30067, USA|
|Working:||12–9:30PM Closed Closed 12–9:30PM 12–11:30PM 11AM–11:30PM 12–8PM|
I dont consider myself an expert when it comes to escape games, I just love doing them and I have about 20 under my belt. I am trying to find immersive environments, challenging puzzles, and cool interactions, and I am going back and reviewing all of the experiences that I have done. Exposure (2016; 2nd Escape room; FAILED) Thought Puzzles: Difficulty - 9/10 (There were a few math/science based puzzles and we are those kind of people and we over thought a lot of things.) Interactive Puzzles: Impressions - 6/10 (There was some little interactions that we had to do. Nothing special, but neat nonetheless.) It got confusing at times... Visuals: 7/10 Audio: 5/10 (not memorable) Overall Immersion: 6/10 ------- Artifact (2016; retired room; changed for Knights Quest; 3rd Escape Room; ESCAPED) 3rd Thought Puzzles: Difficulty 6/10 (Much easier, needed organization skills) Interactive Puzzles: 7/10 Some interesting mag lock puzzles Visuals: 7/10 Seemed like in an old style Audio: 7/10 Indiana Jones Overall Immersion: 7/10 -------- Knights Quest (2017; 15th room; ESCAPED) Thought Puzzles: Difficulty 6/10 ( Not too challenging but fun) One puzzle was EXTREMELY frustrating Interactive Puzzles: 8/10 (Need to put things where they belong ) Visuals: 10/10 (spot on) Audio: 8/10 (Good ambience) Overall Immersion: 9/10 ------- Vault 202 (2017; 24th escape room; ESCAPED) Thought Puzzles: 8/10 (Good connecting the dots) Interactive Puzzles: 8/10 (Challenging and satisfying) Visuals: 10/10 (Amazing set design) Audio: 10/10 (Perfect sound choices) Overall Immersion: 10/10 Clue System: 10/10 (Communicate through TV) Venue: 8/10 (Kind of small until in the room) but love the signing Staff: 10/10 (Very friendly and helpful.) Overall Impressions: 5/5 Staff is friendly and helpful. Will recommend this to my friends especially if they are a fan of the Fallout games for Vault 202.
This is one of my favorite escape room locations. Both times I have gone I have gotten to chat for a while with Matt and Savannah, and they are both so nice and so friendly. I loved it there so much that I went twice in one week. The first time we did Exposure, and, as a science nerd through and through, I loved it. They have real re-purposed lab technology, and the puzzles are really fun. I worked through this room with a group of 4 of us in total, and I felt that was a good size for how we operated, but the room could certainly accommodate more comfortably. We played Artifact on our second trip, and I loved that one as well. This time, there were only 2 of us, so Matt gave us more helpful hints at a pace that would allow us to work as though we were with a larger team while still allowing us to work through all of the puzzles on our own. This room is also really well designed, and many of the mechanisms are really cool as well. Some of the puzzles in this room are more challenging, but not in a negative way. I also really enjoy their deviation from what I have found to be the standard clue format -- 3 clues given at request via walky-talky or overhead speaker -- to a sort of nudge in the right direction when needed or requested via text on a screen. (Aside from just liking this format, Matt and Savannah are really funny, so these texts updates provide some great laughs.) I definitely love this location, and I cant want to try out their latest room (Vault) as soon as possible! P.S. The review about the amazing bathrooms definitely holds up. I would echo their 5 star rating :)
This was my 3rd experience at an Escape Room, my 1st in Charleston, and 2nd in Atlanta only a few days prior. I was so excited to do another one and begged my sisters to go with me again. I did not enjoy the Saw room at all!!! The only thing that was impressive about the room was its physical appearance. It had potential to be cool, but there were no elements from the actual movie. (How about puzzle pieces to reference the Jigsaw theme or actual riddles?!?) There were no special effects...no trap doors or any contraption to manipulate whatsoever. It was so abstract, that it was impossible to complete without clues. You couldnt work on things simultaneously. If you used a clue, the other team saw it. If there were no random noises, there would have been no element of surprise whatsoever. We left feeling defeated, underwhelmed, and like we wasted our money. I would not come back to this location to try another room. We had way more fun at Breakout and spent less money.
This was my first ever experience at any escape room challenge, and I can say that I dont regret trying it at all. Even with a party of 12, the room we chose (a chemistry lab room with two main parts) was appropriately difficult, even finishing very close to record speed. Dont let the idea fool you. There is no brawn required, and as smart as you may be, the room always has a way to leave you at what you may find to be a dead end. Fortunately, hints are offered from the staff of the escape room, and you wont be left clueless for the remainder of your time. Upon entering, we were lead to our room promptly, briefly but thoroughly explained the rules and information of the room, and were allowed to begin our challenge. If youre looking for a fun group activity, a way to get your gears running up there, or even maybe a date idea, head on over- you wont regret it.
Our group had a blast! Not one of us had ever done an Escape Room and after reading the insurance writer we were all a little nervous of walls caving in, etc. The first trip we took was to the bathroom (which we were told were awesome) and they WERE!!! Our group did the Artifact Room. We all started and had absolutely no clue what we were doing. Matts commentary during the experience was priceless and we were able to eventually complete all the puzzles and open all the locks successfully with time to spare. Cant wait to do it again! We had an absolute blast! We are in the works to try another room soon!
We did the Artifact room, and we would highly recommend it! The room masters/employees were so friendly and very helpful. The room was confusing, so it made you think, which is everything you could want with this room. The place was clean. My one critique is that I almost feel like the room master gave us too much help. Im sure he had good intentions (and I will admit that we were struggling in like the whole first half), but I think I would feel more accomplished without as much help. Maybe if you want very little help, just tell the guy.
My girlfriend surprised me with a round in the Artifact escape room! We had a blast meeting the staff and quickly getting setup in the room. The room was very challenging. All of the puzzles felt rewarding to complete. We definitely felt the pressure as the clock wound down; our nerves were pulsing as we entered the code to escape in the last minute; and we felt a huge sigh of relief once we heard the door unlock! The staff was extremely polite and I could tell that they love what they do. Will definitely go again with a group of friends!
The one room I tried was well constructed and thought out. My group escaped with under 1 minute remaining, and most of our party seemed to enjoy the experience. Personally, I was turned off by the number of people in a grouping. My wife and I went to this with another couple, but had to share the room with 4 additional people, who ended up doing the majority of the work. Theres not enough to accomplish to justify 8 participants, so the socially hesitant will find themselves standing around for 45 minutes.