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Month: February 2017

Escape Haus – Game Suite

Escape Haus – Game Suite

Room Name: Game Suite

Business: Escape Haus

Location: 1671 Interstate 35, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Date of Visit: February 4th, 2017

Number of Players: 2-6 Players

Our Group Size: 4

Official Description: As a child, you spent 2 weeks every summer at your Great Uncle Milton’s house. Each year you tested the new games his company developed. Uncle Milton has died and named you as his sole heir, but he wants to play one final game. You must use the clues he has left behind to escape his Game Suite within 60 minutes or his fortune will be donated to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Difficulty (official): Not listed

Difficulty (experience): Easy

Time to Escape:  50:38

Review: Our group this time included two people new to escape rooms, and we chose on a whim to revisit Escape Haus for our second room. The staff was again quite friendly and we amused ourselves with riddles that had been set out as warm-ups.

Escape Haus makes a good effort in decorating their rooms, and one thing that we noticed was that this time, there weren’t several locked boxes lining the walls (which detracted a bit from our enjoyment of the Egyptian Mysteries room.) There were several flavor items included (such as other board game boxes that weren’t part of the escape). The casino machines and the oversized chessboard were fun touches.

While we enjoyed the flavor in this room, we did notice several items that we recognized from the Egyptian Mysteries room (particularly a certain puzzle item), and wished that there was more variety in the puzzle offerings. The clues were clever, however, and fit the game theme perfectly.

Hints Used: Two unprompted hints because we overlooked one clue and because we were not finished with another and we had put it away.

Clue Quality: Clear and direct (except for one that we had overlooked). The staff member told us that most players in this room miss that clue.

Puzzle Creativity: A few clever moments, but mostly ‘find the key and unlock the box’ puzzles.

Rating: 3/5

Fear Factor: None
Things to note: Escape Haus has plenty of available parking and at this time does not have Groupon. The rooms are all very family-friendly, and $5 is deducted off the ticket prices if you book a group of five or more at once.