Ruins: Forbidden Treasure

This is a review of the Escape Room “Ruins: Forbidden Treasure” offered by The Escape Game in Nashville, TN, USA.
  • ⭐️ 8.5/10
  • 🌡 Difficult
  • ⏳ 60 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 8 Person

This weird lockdown has begun roughly 10 months ago. During this 10 months, we didn’t travel, we didn’t play physical escape rooms, and we didn’t even take a flight.
Well, that’s not accurate. We did take one flight, and somehow specifically it has crashed in a jungle, next to some mysterious ruins.
Life is unfair.

Ruins is an escape room by The Escape Game, one of the largest (or maybe the largest?) escape room companies in the United States. This game is their newest one, which is evident.
In general, TEG’s remote games always share a few common factors:

  • A hilarious opening video
  • A really neat inventory system, that they created
  • A nice live introduction by a second GM

The game had all of those, as usual. It also had a brilliant setting, probably one of my favorite of theirs, out of 5 games of theirs that I played.
The puzzles were fun too, and as usual, it made me miss the days in which I interacted with objects myself, instead of telling an avatar to interact with really cool objects that exist in the room!

Lee Ballan

Lee Ballan

I'm an escape room writer from Israel, with nearly 500 rooms under my belt (the "nearly" part will be fixed in a couple of weeks). Currently spending all of my free time writing reviews of the games played in the Spain tour, because of fear of Heiner!