“The bizarre murders of Charlotte and her little sister at the hands of their seemingly deranged father shocked this close-knit community and still resonates to this day. Now, 20 years later you and your team have returned to the scene of the grisly crime. Why did Gerald Grundy murder his daughters and then kill himself ? What did he do with the bodies? Will you find out what really happened in this sinister old house or will you possibly share the Grundy’s fate?”
We completed Charlotte’s Attic at Captive Mississauga. The staff at this location were helpful, friendly, and engaging. The main area is not very large but they’ve made great use of the smaller space with clever room design.
There are several spaces in this room and are generally well thought-out although the entrance room needs a bit more effort to make it feel immersive. We started off with just a single flashlight in this dark space which quickly led to frustration as only one of us could work or search at a time. Perhaps with a larger group of four or five people, three flashlights would provide enough ambient light. We had to ask for another for our sanity.
The puzzles were well thought out and there was a good variety. Some of the decor and props are a little worn out or cheap and it robs you of the feeling of a good value room as well as breaks the immersion. Their call button for help is a police siren outside of the door and that was a nice touch.
There are some things that can and should be done to improve the immersion and value of this room. The story and puzzles ultimately held the rating together but really we’d like to see some improvements here. Give it a try with a larger group, ask for an extra flashlight, and let us know what you thought.