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Haunt Name: Carnegies Millions at Escape Room Pittsburgh Homestead
Review Team: Team Houdini
Review Date: August 5, 2018

Final Score: 9.62
Atmosphere & Customer Service
1: How easy was it to locate the attraction, park and navigate the premises? (25%) 10
Nothing dangerous, Eric provided all the safety issues prior.
2: How safe was the attraction? (30%)

9.5
Google maps pulled it up with no issues.
3: How professional, helpful and friendly were the staff members? (25%)

10
Once again the staff is wonderful, Eric did a great job and answered all our questions. Blaze provided a lot of info and stories afterwards.
4: How comfortable & welcoming is the lobby area? 10
Large lobby, comfortable couch, chairs and tables with puzzles to pass the time.
5: How well did they promote a puzzle-solving environment? 9.8
Mini puzzles are provided in the lobby which help get the brain going.
Atmosphere & Customer Service Score: 9.86
Immersion
How well was the room detailed? 9.8
The room was very detailed. The study was large. The pictures books, desk, wooden walls, etc. Provided a great ambiance reminiscent of clue. Wish I could have a study like this in my house.
How well did they use sound effects? 9.2
Light classical background music plaid in the study, giving it a classy distinguished feel. The hall area played old time Jazz music fitting of the times of Andrew Carnegie.
How well did they use lighting effects? 9.2
Lighting fit the rooms. The study was dim and relaxing. The hallway and other rooms were brighter. For some areas the flashlight provided is needed. However this provides more of a realism to the rooms.
How creative and original is the story? 9
Story was original. It was nice it focused on Andrew Carnegie well known in Pittsburgh. Also building the room and story around the existing vault was genius.
How well was the them executed? 9.2
The theme fit well. The study of Andrew Carnegie with its hidden chambers and vault worked well together.
How well did they achieve suspension of disbelief? 9.8
Once again Escape Room PGH excels at putting in a new reality. Especially with the Homestead rooms. Not just decorations and things thrown together to feel like a place. No, these are designed as real interactive rooms. When you are inside you are in that scenario.
Immersion Score: 9.37
Gameplay
1: How logical were the clues & puzzles? 9.8
The puzzles were logical, they made sense and fit the theme. IF you pay attention and work together you will find the answers.
2: How helpful was the Game Master and any hints, if provided? 10
Eric was great again for this room. He provided clues if we asked and pushed us in the right direction when we got stuck.
3: How interactive were the clues and puzzles? 9.4
The puzzles were interactive. Needing us to work together. One puzzle at the end worked well by us relaying information back and forth between rooms
4: How creative and original were the clues and puzzles? 8.9
The puzzles were fairly original. We only came across one puzzle we had seen before at another location. All the others were unique to the room. Some similar puzzles were reproduced in a fresh way that made them feel different and new.
5: How easy was it to keep track of your remaining time? 8.6
Time was provided in increments of 15. However not our whole team noticed it. This is a personal preference as some people like to constantly know the time and others do not.
Gameplay Score: 9.34
Entertainment & Value (15%)
1: How entertaining was it, given the ticket price? 9.83
The room was very entertaining. Providing a whole different experience than the other rooms they offer.
2: How accurately was the room’s difficulty advertised? 10
With an escape rate of 25% this was a very challenging escape room.
Entertainment & Value Score: 9.92

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Total Time (Minutes): 60
General Admission: 27.00
Ticket Prices: 27.00
Minutes Per Dollar: 2.22
With an escape rate of 25% this was a very challenging escape room.