Escape Rooms Canberra: House on the Hill [Review]

ercLocation: Escape Rooms Canberra (ERC), Phillip (South side Canberra), ACT, Australia

Date completed:  October 2016 (4 players). Succeeded escaping (with extra time)!

Creativity: 9; Difficulty: 9; Atmosphere: 9; Fun: 9.

Requirements:

  • Fluent English
  • 2-6 players
  • At least one person not colour blind

After having a thoroughly enjoyable time playing Mr. Keller’s Magic Emporium at Escape Rooms Canberra (ERC), we recently teamed up with fellow Canberran bloggers from Escape Room Explorers to try House on the Hill. What a blast!

The game is set in Salem, presumably sometime around the late-1690s while the infamous witch trials were taking place. The city is hysterical. Ms Margret, who lives isolated in the House on the Hill since the death of her husband and daughter, is accused of spreading a mysterious illness which has struck the town. Is the illness the work of witches in consort with the devil? Players must discover the truth and escape before the time is up or risk being stuck in the house forever. Because it indeed looks like Margret is involved with supernatural forces…

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Escape Rooms Canberra: Mr. Keller’s Magic Emporium [Review]

ercLocation: Escape Rooms Canberra (ERC), Phillip (South side Canberra), ACT, Australia

Date completed:  September 2016 (4 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 9.5Difficulty: 7; Atmosphere: 9; Fun: 9.5.

Requirements:

  • Fluent English
  • 2-6 players
  • At least one person not colour blind

We found ourselves applying for a position with an old fashioned toyshop named Mr. Keller’s Magic Emporium, where Mr. Keller had left us with a series of tasks and puzzles to solve in one hour. The door locked behind us and we were treated to a shopfront that was odd and looked like it belonged to the turn of the 20th century.

If the description for this room sounds somewhat familiar for readers who have been following this blog for some time, it should. Escape Room Melbourne (ERM) have licensed one of their more successful games out to Escape Room Canberra (ERC), a new escape room venue which opened the start of this month in Australia’s capital. This adaption from Escape Rooms Canberra is as enjoyable as the original, with some special flavour. Read on to find out how!

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