A group of us (2 in Toronto, 2 in the UK and 3 who missed out on the first artifact since they were traveling) recently got our first artifact from Black Letter Labs. This is our first time participating in this event. Solving the first artifact was very challenging but it was extremely fun at the same time. We definitely got frustrated at some points throughout the process. All in all, we started on Friday evening and solved it on Sunday afternoon/evening. We’ve been warned that this was the easiest of the four artifacts to solve too (oh the excitement!!!). I would definitely recommend this (at the risk of losing some sleep). Waiting eagerly for artifact #2.
I’ve also noticed that quite a few escape room places are no longer start the game off with a ‘back story’. Haven’t really decided if this is a good thing or not. In some instances as I find some some stories to be weak or inconsistent. But it’s still nice when I come across a game that has a decent story though.
I’ve updated my list of escape rooms with the ones we’ve done in the past few weeks. I’m looking forward to Escape from the Bank this coming Friday. I’ve also heard that Escape Games has a new room available in 2 weeks’ time! I think now that we’ve almost exhausted all our options uptown, we need to really start looking at the escape rooms downtown.