Hourglass Escapes: Evil Dead 2

By | April 30, 2020

by Hourglass Escapes (website)

3131 Western Ave Suite 422B, WA 98121

3-6 players

Team of 4: £87.00 $120.00
Team of 6: £109.00 $150.00

📹remote avatar
70 mins
You get a strange email from your paranormal investigation group “Gnostic Research of the Occult, Omens, Vampires, and Yetis” aka G.R.O.O.V.Y.
Seems your leader decided to break into the old Knowby cabin and cant escape…You and your team must guide him via his ghost gear technology through this misadventure so he can escape and find a way return the evil dead to their realm and escape before the cabin is sucked into the time-space vortex forever.
In this adventure, you will be given the identity of a member of the paranormal group “Gnostic Research of the Occult, Omens, Vampires, and Yetis” aka G.R.O.O.V.Y.
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Overall rating

Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 10 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

Player reviews

Reviews by escape room review sites

Even if you have never seen Evil Dead 2, or even if you have and are not a fan, this experience is truly exceptional. No, really; there’s a reason this is regarded as one of the best remote games out there right now, even with the relatively hefty price tag.
Evil Dead II and role play I was looking forward to this room! I'd been stumbling around for a few days, telling anyone who wanted to hear it that I'd be the "psychic" of the band in a remote escape room with role-playing!Well as usual I'm going faster than the music.I didn't know Evil Dead II, a cult movie from the 80's mixing horror or comedy. Hourglass escape managed to get the license for this movie which has a lot of fans. So don't panic, you don't need to know this movie to have fun....

I would have loved to play this room in person as the set design looked amazing. You do not need to have seen the movie in order to play this escape room but out of curiosity we watched the movie after and the decor was spot on. The attention to detail on the props could be seen even on camera. There were lot of "ooooo" and "ahhh" moments from each of our teammates as the secrets of the rooms unveiled.

In 1300 AD, a ‘Hero from the Sky’ was prophesied to have destroyed the Evil. Unfortunately, he wasn’t available today, so they called in the next best thing: us. (Hey – we run a website; the internet is on the cloud… same thing, right?) Groovy.

As an escape room proper, I'd say it goes beyond "nice", with tons of well-clued puzzles, multiple rooms, and some nice audio-visual effects. As an avatar-led experience, it does lose some of its appeal - some special effects would be a lot more effective to someone being there in person - but "Shemp", our man on location, still managed to be funny & engaging, and Hourglass has licensed the "inventory" system from Rock Ave, so you know it works great. Where the room really shines, though, is as a tribute to the movie it's based on.

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