Fringefeed | 24 Jan 2019

Escape The Tiki Room!

Escape rooms are a popular form of physical theatre and puzzle solving. In your typical game, 2-7 participants have 60 minutes to solve puzzles and challenges to ‘escape’ a series of themed rooms.

Best described for newbies as a mash up between an Agatha Christie locked room mystery and Resident Evil puzzle room experience (without zombies).

Perth’s Escape the Tiki Room features a cool 1960s décor and Polynesian backstory. The designer has put a lot of thought into his puzzles. However, at the time of reviewing, tweaks were still in progress making gameplay clunky and difficult.

Another thing that makes Escape the Tiki Room a unique Fringe experience was the members of the group are random (unless you buy all the tickets for an event).

Random participants added an extra layer of uncertainty to the mix; I was not personally into the idea of working with six people I had never met before. While my group did not win the escape room, it is best advised to bring someone who has reasonable logic, geographical and mathematics skills.

If you do choose to bring lots of friends, escape rooms are a great way to test family, friend and co-worker relationships. A great partner will really amplify this experience – while a bad choice in partner might lead to a commiseration party at one of Perth’s many venues after the hour is up.

Here are a few things to know before participants attempt Escape the Tiki Room:

This experience is limited to participants over the age of 15.

The room is air conditioned.

For participants who get frightened easily (like me), or may suffer from claustrophobia, this experience is not designed to be scary and you can leave at any time.

Communication is the key to winning an escape room; and is often the reason why most teams fail.

Pōmaikaʻi! (Good luck in Hawaiian).

About the Author

Elizabeth Lydon

Elizabeth is a professional writer and small business owner currently residing in Perth. She’s back for her second year of reviewing FRINGE WORLD! In her spare time, she enjoys new experiences with her young family. She is a passionate advocate of supporting local and is looking forward to Fringe in 2020.

Ticket Price $34 - $39

End Date 17 Feb 2019

  • Ticket Price $34 - $39
  • End Date 17 Feb 2019
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Great unqiue puzzles! It was fun and challenging! Limiting the experience to 6 people max would be good as 8 people was too many for such a small space! For those of us with not so great eye sight, having a amall torch would have been helpful! Thanks for a fun night out!

Reviewed by Felicia 2019

Really fun! Great experience for a group of friends. Not at all claustrophobic. Well done for a single room. More difficult than other escape rooms we’ve done.

Reviewed by Claire hick 2019