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: £91.00 $120.00
Team of 6: £113.00 $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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Rated between 40 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 12 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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gaia00 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 12 Dec 2020
immersivegreat hosting

Nice set and good amount of tech. Some funny moments.

Moosehead experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersive👻scary

If you're a fan of the movie, you will love this.  The attention to detail is fantastic. 

PuzzleParrot expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Charly expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!

Really strong escape room. Fun puzzles, great avatar. We had only watched the short cheat sheet of the film, and it wasn't a problem. Incredible detail, lots to do, and lots of variety with the puzzles.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Ronnie Carson rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 22.10.20 Team size: 3 Time taken: 13.33 Outcome: Successful escape!

Played this as an online avatar game and smiled the whole way through.

Love the setting, the character and the puzzles. 

This room is one i would love to visit but only got the chance through online and my only negative is that i believe it would be even better in person! 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 8/29/2020 Outcome: Successful escape!
msilcox experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: July 25, 2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 66 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!

A bit of a step above other online games I've played.  Players are provided with materials before the game starts to get them in the mood, and can choose to dress up as certain characters in the narrative.  There is also a custom Zoom background provided.  The game itself is very immersive--excellent set, with a lot of fairly high tech elements.  The inventory system works very well (better on a second screen) but we appreciated that the GM still too the time to show us all the elements in game.  Overall an excellent experience!

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
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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.


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.

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....

It’s a real stand out in the escape room world! With October just around the corner, I expect this one to book out quickly – so if you’re planning on a spooky night in with friends from afar, definitely include Ethe Evil Dead 2 room in your plans and book early to avoid disappointment!

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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