THE PHANTOM JOKER ESCAPE IS NOW CLOSED.
This review is left here merely as a record.
A disturbing no-show
Followed by a terrifying phone call.
What happened to my little brother …
A deep-pocketed biochemical company
Setting up a maze of security cameras
And armed with spectral guards.
Behind a flickering electronic lock
Conspiracies hidden in a pitch-dark office
Only succumb to my discovery …
Unlike the main Phantom Joker rooms, The Conspiracy-Haunted Office doesn’t have fancy machinery. But it makes up for that with its relatively low-tech yet immersive setting, and its extremely logical, satisfying puzzles.
The creators of this room gave it a high ‘Story’ rating, but that doesn’t mean that you have to pay attention to some convoluted narrative. Rather, all the puzzles and clues are integrated into the room’s setting, in an impressively natural-feeling way. The usual trappings of an office are highly relevant, and clues don’t stand out too obviously or seem out of place (unlike some other escape rooms where irrelevant puzzles are just taped to the sides of furniture, for example).
RECOMMENDED for experienced teams. Beginners could give it a try, but it might be tough.
Puzzle difficulty: 4/5
Puzzle logic: 5/5
Multimedia aspect of puzzles: 2.5/5
Atmosphere and setting: 4/5
Exciting flourishes, use of technology or physical aspects: 1.5/5
Storyline integration: 5/5
Their suggested number of players: N/A
My suggested number of players: 4 to 5