Back in January, on my birthday, my team returned to Labyrinth Escape Rooms. My team has been to Labyrinth several times in the past, having tried their Insane Asylum, Mexican Cartel and Japanese Horror rooms (and really enjoying all of them).
Here is what we thought of CirCurse:
- the theming is really nicely done and quite unique. While playing the game, I remember thinking that we felt like we had been completely transported out of Parramatta and were in a circus. I thought the props, lighting, sounds, etc were really nicely done and really added to the theming and immersion;
- some of the props were beautifully made, with a lot of attention to detail. Joan told us that they engaged a painter to create some of their amazing props, which really look beautiful;
- the puzzles in CirCurse are a true mix of hunt and seek fun and some nice high tech puzzles (that are very well-concealed). This added to the magical feeling of the room. The puzzles throughout CirCurse really fit the theme – at times bright and colourful (as you would expect for a circus) and at other times a little ;
- there are some dark sections within CirCurse - I think my 7 year old would have been fine but my 3 year old might not (it obviously depends on your children), so keep that in mind. There are no jump scares at all – just a section where it gets dark for a short period;
- there were a couple of puzzles that were really unique (and of a type we had not seen used anywhere else). There were some really interesting puzzle elements used in CirCurse, relying on different senses and skills.; and
- the room is rated “hard” on their website. I can’t recall how quickly we escaped, but I felt like we had a bit of time up our sleeves. But we were kept pretty busy during the entire escape.