750 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109 ()
This review is for escaping the Geek room.Christina L.
It was a fun experience trying to escape the room with 5 other friends. We arrives 15 minutes prior to our reservation time to read the general rules and sign a waiver. Then, we were given a scenario that we are working for some (geeky) company and were given an offer to another company, so we are trying to set a bomb to our old company and escape the room - weird scenario, but let's go with it. After being given a walkie talkie and led to a room (and shown what not to touch and what to use in case of dire emergency), we were locked in with a final warning that "our boss" might come knocking on our door and check on us to see we are working (in order words, don't let him see you try setting the bomb).
I am not going to spoil and say how to solve it, but I will tell you that you have to find your inner nerd and remember some of those old skills you haven't had to use since grade school. There were a couple of technical difficulties (smudge things we needed to solve and not working bomb thing) and minor injuries (like bumping heads while crawling to check under stuff), but it was a pretty interesting experience.
Only docking a star because we really did have some technical difficulties that threw us off and some noise from other rooms could be heard (like knocks that wasn't "our boss"), so there is definitely room for improvement. I would suggest to PanIQ to have a better maintenance system on the things in each room, like use permanent marker on things that need to be solved so they don't get smudged and you can easily clean up and dry eraser market stuff.
I would like to come back with my friends to try the prisoner room, but maybe after I hear from other Yelpers that their maintenance system has gone up.
That's really all I can say aside from gather a group of random friends you can work well with - those random skills/abilities may come on handy.