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Review: The Cabin

RATING: 4 Keys          RESULT: Win          REMAINING: 15:04

We get lost in the woods enough to know ANY cabin is a great resting point, no matter how creepy!

Story

While enjoying a camping trip in the woods, a group of friends head out for a hike and quickly become lost. While frantically searching for their way back to camp they stumble upon a small cabin buried deep in the woods. As the sun fades and darkness approaches they realize they are not alone. With little option and a storm imminent they decide to ride out the night in the cabin.

The weather is a mess and we are stuck, once again, out in the woods!  But that’s just fine, there seems to be a nice cozy, totally not creepy cabin right in front of us.  Just making sure, it’s not that serial killer’s cabin right?

We did hear from another local that some of their friends are missing in these woods along with us.  Surely this isn’t a coincidence. Also, what’s this about not being alone? We are definitely not alone.  A frantic call is placed for us to find out exactly what is happening, even though we have our own safety to worry about.

The eerie tone is set with the weather coming in.  We know three things: we are completely lost, we cannot stay outdoors tonight, and the cabin in the woods may be occupied by something we do not want to run in to.

 

Scenic

Starting off, the opening of this room blew us away.  Compared to the scorching heat of the Vegas sun, are we really outside on a stormy night in the woods?  The whole surroundings take in an absolutely authentic feel.

From the stone pathway, to the trees in the woods, to the stars in the sky, it takes us a minute to absorb all of the scenic before realizing the urgency to get inside.  Lighting effects simulate the weather getting worse as we have to find our way in to the cabin. From the looks of it, this is definitely a lived in cabin complete with lights and music playing in the background, giving us the illusion of shelter from torrential rainfall.

Stepping in to the cabin itself, it’s a homely estate.  It’s certainly occupied by someone or something. There is a certain vibe given off that things are not what they appear to be.  On the surface it looks like an ordinary cabin, but the more we dig in to things the darker everything gets.

Did we mention that frantic call for help?  When we did actually try to use the phone to help, the ambiance took a quick change to put us on edge for the rest of this experience.

Puzzles

With an amazing set design, the puzzles here are a little bit of a mixed bag.  There’s equal parts scavenger hunting, key and combo locks, and physical puzzles along the way. 

Prying into the possessions of the cabin further, we realize the puzzles we unlock lead to a more sinister tone in the room.  A call for help cuts all of our lights, and we now must find a way to restore the power via the circuit breakers.

A hidden back room with an extremely creepy viewing mirror hints at what may come to light of the friends we heard were missing earlier.  Each step along the way we uncover the story about who exactly owns this cabin, and it’s not exactly someone we want to meet in the middle of the night.

A small negative can be the somewhat heavy searching for clues in the dark.  Armed with flickering flashlights, at times it can be difficult to see what we are interacting with.

The adrenaline ramps up quickly in this room as progression is made.  We know every step we take someone is watching us, almost taunting us along the way to keep going.  The finale of this room takes a sudden turn, with our GM’s turning up the fright factor to the extreme.

Overall

The Cabin is a solid entry in to the Las Vegas market from Number 1 Escape Room.  Their scenic quality is top notch from beginning to end, and the physical effects the GM can have on the game ups the wow factor in every room.

With a typical cabin in the woods twist, the story line is executed perfectly from start to finish.  The whole time through our group was on edge, from dim flashlights, to finding secret rooms, to the final reveal, The Cabin grabs our attention and pushes us to find out more.


Venue Details

Venue: Number 1 Escape Room

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Number of Games: 5

GAME SPECIFIC INFORMATION:

Duration: 60 minutes

Capacity: 6 people

Group Type: Private  / You will not be paired with strangers.

Cost: $40 per person

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