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  • Writer's pictureMike Wilson

Review: Escape Room Kansas City

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Escape Room (yes that's the name of the escape room) in Kansas City, Missouri is unique because it has two locations close together in downtown Kansas City. One of them is inside Union Station, and just getting the chance to visit Union Station is a great experience. Plan to spend time in Union Station before or after your escape rooms. Their River Market location is a much less attractive location, but it the rooms were just as good.

I did three rooms at Escape Room with three of my best friends. None of them had ever done an escape room before, but the game master was very helpful in teaching them how escape rooms work.

Most good escape rooms take a large room and divide it into three or four small spaces (rooms within the room), but this game designer went with a different strategy. His rooms are large, but they are usually only divided into one large space and one large space. The main area is usually very spacious.

All of the rooms used primarily generation two puzzles and locks. Make sure you search the room well for supplies and puzzle pieces and think outside the box when determining what puzzle each supply connects to.

The Da Vinci Code

Mike's Difficulty Rating: 2 (out of 5)

Their Difficulty Rating: 3 (out of 5)

The Da Vinci Code was at the Union Station location. The immersiveness and decor of this room was good the puzzles fit. the theme very well. One thing that I didn't like about this room is that the game master had to spend too much time telling us what not to touch/move.

A Dream

Mike's Difficulty Rating: 3 (out of 5)

Their Difficulty Rating: 4 (out of 5)

A Dream is also at the Union Station location, and this is the room I liked most at Escape Room. There is a unique element in this room that makes it one of the most memorable rooms I've ever done it. We did this room more than two years ago, and I can still describe almost every element. My tip is to remember what makes the room unique while you are solving the puzzles. The puzzles fit the theme, and if you forget that, you'll struggle with the puzzles. Pay attention to the diagrams that are provided. Spend time figuring out what the diagrams are attempting to communicate.

Prison Break

Mike's Difficulty Rating: 2 (out of 5)

Their Difficulty Rating: 4 (out of 5)

Prison Break was at the River Market location and was probably the weakest of the three rooms we did at Escape Room because I've seen rooms like this one so many times. It's like most prison themed rooms. You'll start locked in a cell separated with handcuffs on, and it will take you at least a few minutes to figure out how to get out of the handcuffs. I did like the twist in the story/theme that explains how you're getting the resources to escape from prison. In the scenario, you intentionally got into the jail to break out a friend. In that process, bribed guards and set everything up ahead of time to get out (just like the tv show).

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