750 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109 ()
have plenty of experience playing, and even helping to run and create, escape rooms.Leigh H.
The Prison from PanIQ is highly recommended.
Unlike many of the 'Japanese-style' escapes that are popular in the city - large groups, abstract puzzles, loosely implemented theme - this room is intimate, heavy on theme and very immersive. It's a prison themed escape so guess what? You're locked in a real prison cell, and you need to solve your way out. You feel like an escaping convict and will need to think like one to beat the time limit.
All the puzzles are original, appropriately tough and there's something for all kinds of solvers.
My only gripe was the pre- and post-game stuff like story set up and de-brief could use some polish, but I'm sure that'll evolve as the team gets more practice. The puzzle is strong so the rest of the experience will improve to catch it, I'm sure.
What are you still here?