55-59 Chrystie St, Ground Floor #106 (between Canal St & Hester St) New York, NY 10002
Tried (unsuccessfully) to escape the Art Studio last weekend.Valerie L.
Misson is a budget-friendly version of the more popular Escape the Room. There are some online deals floating around, so it was only $19 per person and worth every penny. These interactive, puzzle-themed games are spreading, perfect for adrenaline junkies like me.
If you've done Escape the Room or something similar, this is the same set up. You hunt for clues, piece them together, and ultimately try to find the key to get out of the room. It's all about teamwork, being observant and organized, and looking at every minute detail. Meanwhile, a moderator sends you clues periodically through the screen if you're stuck.
You only have one hour to escape and it flies by so quickly!
Unfortunately, our room had a few technical difficulties and the moderator had to come in and fix a lock that wasn't working. This was definitely a letdown since it shaved off a few minutes from our time, and I feel like we could have escaped in time if it didn't happen (seriously!).
Another drawback was that this room simply wasn't quite as fun or creative as the one I did at Escape the Room. I thought it was pretty barebones, and I wish it had a little more "oomph" for a staged art studio.