Purple Is The New Black

This is a review of the Escape Room “Purple Is The New Black” offered by KW Escape in Waterloo, ON, Canada.
  • ⭐️ 7.5/10
  • 🌡 Medium
  • ⏳ 60 Minutes
  • 👥 1 – 8 Person

The color is not quite right, but this escape game is surely inspired by the similar sounding American comedy-drama series with crime-elements, which takes place in a women’s prison. And that’s where our work begins.

We receive a call for help from the KW penal institution. The unjustly convicted inmate has smuggled in her phone and we try to help her escape from the prison via zoom call before the warden is back from lunch.

Our second remote visit to Ontario. A few weeks ago, we already played EXITS Part 1 and Part 2 in a double pack at KW Escape in Waterloo.As we are used to from this provider, the focus is on the puzzles. There are plenty of these in “Purple is the new Black”. No heavy headbutting, but it’s the quantity of the puzzles, which leaves the prisoners and their helpers little time to catch their breath. The many small successes and the dynamic game flow are fun.

In the end we were able to successfully guide the innocently imprisoned Abbey to regain their freedom through several stations, which also requires a portion of physical activity on their part. It took us 47 minutes to escape and, if I remember correctly, we had a single tip.

The room is well suited for a remote game. I especially liked the final part. Picture and sound of the zoom session were good and the inventory, including a 360°-view, is very user-friendly. Thanks Abbey and Wendy for the entertaining breakout. If there are any new remote games from KW Escapes, we are ready!

Heiner Stepen

Heiner Stepen