Bizarre Escape Room: Toys review
|Do you dare to enter an old and mysterious toy store and discover what is happening inside? The toy shop in Gat Amagat street is one of the most emblematic ones in the neighbourhood. Kids love to spend hours in the shop playing and having fun. They also take their toys in to have them repaired and looking brand new again. However, in the last few months, the owner has been following a very bizarre work schedule, his attitude has become very mysterious, and more and more children are missing the toys they left for repair at the shop. What is going on?|
|Difficulty level not stated|
|€10-40 per person depending on time and team size|
|Played by Jenny, Paul and one other|
|Escaped with 8 minutes remaining using 1 clue|
10/10This room far exceeded my expectations. When I booked it, I thought due to the website the room would be basic, but how wrong was I! The minute we arrived our host was dressed as a toy maker and remained in character the whole game. When we were led to the room, he gave us a brief and then disappeared. This was when we realised the game had started and we had to find a key just to get in the room which is a first for me. Once we were inside, the decor was outstanding. The toys scattered around the room were just right and I really liked the mix of old classic toys with modern ones. The way every puzzle was linked to the theme made this game even more epic. My favourite thing though was the epic twist towards the end.
10/10Wow. The depth and quality of the theming here is impeccable. Even the corridor leading up to the room received the same treatment, looking like a street. We’re first told our mission from their professional lobby. Then the game starts with a simple but clever twist. Once inside, you’re surrounded by toys and games that’ll need fully interacting with. There’s another brilliant twist near the halfway point when things take a sinister turn. You’re given subtle hints by the use of background noises. If they don’t work, you then get more direct clues via the old telephone in the room. I can’t find a single fault so this gets a rare 10 from me.
10/10I can’t fault the games in this room. Yeah, some enthusiasts may want more hi-tech games, but the old carnival type skill games were so well themed to the room it made me enjoy them more. There was such a nice mix of skill games from playing a giant keyboard, to knocking ducks over! I also really enjoyed the clue system which came through as subtle hints in the music. I also liked how there was enough puzzles for our team of three to work on without anyone being stood around. Some of the puzzles took a little longer to solve due to our usual lack of searching but this is our flaw, not the rooms!
9/10The highlights are without a doubt the awesome funfair style skill games within the room. There’s enough to ensure everyone has a chance to play. It’s not a linear room so you can split up and work separately if preferred. The puzzles are mostly automated and the feedback upon completion is very clear. Due to the number of items in the room, you’ll need to do quite a bit of searching. But it’s tidy and organised so this isn’t unnecessarily complicated. The logic is flawless throughout and there’s some clever ideas that I’ve not seen before. The only issue was one puzzle which once knowing how to solve, was so slow to actually complete.
10/10I loved this room. I came out of it smiling and it’s rare to get that from all games. Whilst it’s very different to the horror rooms I enjoy, I still have to give this room the perfect score, mainly due to the pride and care the company took in the theming. The room was well kept, nothing was faulty and all puzzles were fun to play!
9/10This is a fully immersive game that will send you back to your childhood for an hour of unbridled joy. Ironically, it’s not suited for children due to some adult themes. The games on offer are super fun to play, especially the funfair style ones. There’s just the right amount of items in the room – it’s not too cluttered or too sparse. Plus they’ve gone the extra mile with some bonus surprises along the way. You also get a fun team photo at the end where you can grab some toys to join you. On a negative note, we had to wait outside in the street for quite a while as there was a sign saying not to enter until our exact start time. The unused sofas I could see through the window looked so comfy…
10/10As we played as a 3, this room was quite pricey, but I feel it was so worth it! I’ve played some epic rooms in LA, but there’s just something about this room that makes me need to give a perfect score. I still smile now at remembering the fun I had playing the carnival games, the great twist and how well the room was themed. Our host was excellent and made us feel very welcome. We also had a great time with the team photo at the end! As I mentioned earlier, some gamers may want something more hi-tech, but for me this room gave me everything and more. I can’t wait to go back and play their other room Circus!
9/10This is the most complete escape room I’ve played and up there as one of my all time favourites. The quality is superb throughout with every little detail considered – from the puzzles to the corridor! It’s also designed so that language isn’t a barrier. If you’re looking for an escape room in Barcelona, this is a must. One thing to note is their unusual pricing structure. Here, you pay for the room and it doesn’t matter how many players there are. This means it’s very cheap for groups of 5-6, but expensive (by Barcelona standards) for groups of 2-3. Therefore I recommend playing with at least 3, but preferably 4, people. After playing Toys, I’m gutted we weren’t able to play their other room Circus as it was booked out.
Theming - 10/10
Puzzles - 9.5/10
Enjoyment - 9.5/10
Value - 9.5/10