102 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002 ()
At the same location
We came with a group of 7 to play just the "The Cage, the Cards, and the Cash" escape room, but ended up playing the "Insane Asylum" too as they give you a 30% discount for same day plays :)Patricia C.
You can tell the rooms have been intricately designed/decorated, and all the puzzles also have really high production value (like triggers, things popping out, etc). As for the puzzles themselves, I thought they were pretty good, but there are definitely harder escape rooms out there that require more puzzle/riddle solving (I guess they are less cryptic in their puzzles). They give you 7 clues total, but we didn't have to use that many.
If you are looking for a more difficult room, I would play "The Cage", and not "Insane Asylum" - for the latter, we escaped in about 35 min, kinda wish it was harder! I hear their perfect crime room is the most difficult, we'll be going to that next!
The year is 1956... or is it? With all you’ve experienced in recent weeks, it’s hard to trust even that. You went to sleep once night, and woke up here at Overbrook Hospital. The place promises care and peace for the mentally ill, but all you’ve received is manipulation, experimentation, and a heavy supply of drugs. Besides that, you’re not insane, and never have been. The whole place is a ruse, devised to cover the mind-control experiments of a group of twisted scientists.
However, you won’t allow them to use you any longer. A situation at the other side of the hospital has diverted the staff’s watching eyes. It is the perfect chance for escape, and it may be your last. Find the medicines needed to restore your senses before finding your way out of this living nightmare before your mind is lost forever.