365 7th Avenue NY, NY 10001 ()
This chapter is located at 365 7th Avenue NY, NY 10001 (2nd floor). We’re located between W 30th Street and W 31st Street on 7th avenue, diagonal from Madison Square Garden.
Let me just say, this is NOT another one of those "escape the room" wannabes. This is Mystery Room and this is the only room you'll want to escape from.Michelle W.
Be prepared to use your brain and think out of the box. Yes, you probably expected that, but this will really challenge your mind and you're going to have to come together with your team. It is hard and it is quite the challenge, but as you solve every puzzle, you'll feel that much more accomplished. Upon walking through the door, you're given a little back story as to why you're here and what your mission is. You will get various hints along the way and I loved the way they did this. There are cameras in the room for them to watch you and give you little hints to help you through. There were a few times we were just so stuck and they'd give us tiny hints to help you think in a different way to really solve the puzzle. They never give anything away, but they'll tell you if you're on the right path or not.
As much as I hate to do this, I will compare this to Escape the Room, given that everyone figures that Mystery Room probably can't compare to the "original." Let me tell you, it can and honestly it far exceeds what Escape the Room can offer. Every puzzle is slightly different and Mystery Room definitely challenges you. There's a story to what you are solving; you aren't just locked in a room, trying to get out, you're a detective, trying to solve a mystery and after you escape, the mystery isn't exactly solved. You're left with another mystery to solve, which means I need to come back to find out what happens next! The staff are with you along the way, giving you customized hints and an overall customized experience. Every booking is different and your experience, isn't going to be the same as the person before you.
Give this place a shot, you won't be let down and you'll leave looking at things with a different mindset.