660 B Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107 ()
I went last night with my friends and it was a great experience! A few of them had done similar puzzle rooms before, but not with the zombie before. The zombie actor was very sweet and didn't tag any of us even though he totally could have. At one point, we started singing/tapping with the zombie and my friend busted out some freestyling rap and it was great.Fei M.
- The puzzles are real brainteasers and will have you hunting all around the room for clues. Think obstacle course as opposed to sit-down puzzles.
- The zombie getting released every 5 min puts you on your toes. It does distract from the actual puzzle solving to a certain extent because you're guarding from them half the time, but it adds a distinct feel to this puzzle room that other themed puzzle rooms don't have.
- The scientist does a round at the end highlighting everyone's accomplishments so it definitely ends on a good note, even if you didn't actually escape from the room. Good for team building!
- Our scientist-coordinator person was friendly and made no assumptions about gender, which was great!
- Friendly zombie! Or as friendly as zombies get, I guess!
- The room/building seems to be very poorly ventilated, so in the summer (like now) it's very, very hot. We were all sweating by the end (can't imagine what the poor zombie actor goes through!).
- There isn't much parking in that area, so you might need to park a little further down the street and walk.
- The clues are fairly low-tech, so overuse of the objects may cause some of the writing to fade or the locks to not be perfectly aligned. Some of the stuff written was a little hard to read because of the fading.
- NOT physical-handicap friendly, unfortunately. There's a lot of running around for the clues and there are no elevators to get up to the second floor. Probably not that disability friendly either, since some of the clues are hard to read/see.
I went with a group of 12, which was the max for the room. We were going to huddle beforehand to organize our strategy, but got pulled into the set-up a little early, so missed that part. I think it would have definitely helped to be more organized, especially with so many people in the room. Might have been easier with fewer people and/or clearer idea of strategy.