Eight people is a reasonable amount of players for escape rooms. Everyone will find something to do: strategizing, taking charge, searching for clues, solving puzzles, cheering the team on, counting down the minutes, wandering from room to room or chatting up the game master. Book one of the rooms in New York and find out what will your contribution be!
Alien Encounter is the only game that I played at Clue Chase, but I have played many other escape games before. This room was one of the largest I've ever been in. The hint system is really unique and the puzzles are definitely imaginative and tech forward. My biggest problem with the room was that the clues were sometimes really vague and the game flow was almost all linear. So while the room can physically fit 12 people, there aren't enough simultaneous activities to keep that many people engaged. It's probably best with a total of 4-6 players.RP
I am an alumni of probably 30 rooms by now in several countries, and this one is not among the good ones on my list.Dorri
A good puzzle should be challenging, because it requires creativity, intelligence, etc. A bad puzzle is a puzzle you know how to solve early on, but waste a lot of time due to technicalities, reliance on luck, or ill-execution. This room had one or two good puzzles and too many bad ones in my view. I agree with other reviews that the set is well executed, but I'm afraid it is not enough.
Did the Power Surge room today with three adults and one tween and it was fantastic. Very clever, well-designed, and challenging without being frustrating. We didn’t escape but get very far and probably would have finished with another 10 minutes. Can’t wait to go back to try their other rooms!Amy E
So much fun! I thought this was going to be cheesy but no! It's a race against time to free yourselves. Be collaborative and interactive. You'll see the leaders emerge in your group.Veronica T.
Great time! Challenge was difficult however staff was available as needed! Would definitely do it again.Jennifer M.
This is a great activity but be fore warned, make sure you bring people that will actively participate. The clues can be tricky but if everyone works together it is possible to escape.J J.