Komnata Quest

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Komnata Quest
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Escape Room is a unique experience. You will be locked in a room for one hour. Your mission is to unravel the mystery of the room and find your way out. Solve the puzzles using what you are given, can you make it out in time? Come and find out!
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Stephanie S
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Friends
We played The Impossible Murder Mystery room and it was awesomely terrifying. Pitch black rooms, murder rituals, flickering lights and maniacal laughter filled the hour. My friend and I had an absolute blast.
Written October 14, 2020
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Escape Couple
Arlington, VA141 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We had a great day with Komnata, attempting (and escaping!) all three of their “rooms.” We’ll get to those meaningful air quotes in a second. First the basics. Konmata was easy to find and offered ample parking. The lobby is DARK so be prepared both when entering and exiting the building. We liked the dark, it really set the tone and complemented a cool, comfy lobby with games for your wait. We were much more interested in the loop of teasers for each of Komnata’s rooms – they had insanely high production value and were so dang engaging we couldn’t help but watch over and over again.

Overall, all of their rooms utilize linear puzzle design, will tailor hints to your desired difficulty, and none of their rooms have clocks. While this last thing may panic some people, we really like it. We spent more time focused on the puzzles than the clock. Each room has the potential to offer accessibility to those who are physically limited. Best to call in advance to be sure. Boxed Up and Saint Angelo’s Castle are family friendly while the Impossible Murder Mystery is very creepy with some jump scares and gore, so parents beware on that one. There are cameras in every room and hints come over a speaker in a character voice, which we LOVED. This really keeps you in the game the whole time.

Our hostess, game master, and kidnapper was Julia, who is a hoot. She just has a great personality to be a game master and she does a great job of performing the necessary personas. We also appreciated that she cracked up along with us in one of our (Julie’s) all-time most hilarious escape attempts.

To the rooms! Or, “room.” We’ve ranked these in order of preference.

Boxed Up
Boxed Up is not so much a room as it is two boxes. For this (obvious) reason, it has a two-player limit and a 45 minute clock.
This is one of the most unique experiences we have ever had as it was our first box. We LOVED it. It’s definitely a tough challenge, but doable if you communicate and pay attention. Julia informed us that a lot of people complain that there aren’t enough clues, but trust all of us: there are. We escaped in 42 minutes without any hints (#humblebrag).

Despite being “just a box” the production value was AWESOME. If you’re a BBC Sherlock fan (we are), you will be downright giddy. Every sense is involved (except for taste, gross) which is such a great touch.

Because of its unique nature, we have quite a few tips for this one: Wear appropriate clothes. There’s a camera pointed directly up your crotch, so skirts and dresses are ill-advised. You will also be maneuvering in a small space, so keep that in mind if you have dangling jewelry or anything else. You will be in a box, so if you are claustrophobic, probably not your best choice. If it helps, you are not in fact LOCKED in, so in case of panic you could simply leave. Chris fit in the box and is 6’5” and both of us were able to turn, shift, move in various ways so this is less coffin and more like large crate. It’s also padded.
The next thing we are about to say is a small spoiler for the experience, not the puzzle, but we feel it’s important for anyone who is trained/experienced in combat and/or has PTSD:

*Begin Spoiler*
Before you go into the room, the game-master is going to suddenly pull a gun on you. It’s obviously fake but this took us completely by surprise and all of Julie’s natural instincts to react to that situation came into play. You’re fine, it’s part of the game, but we just wanted you to know.
*End Spoiler*

The Impossible Murder Mystery.
Mostly accessible to physically disabled.
Ever since we were scarred for life in Mystere Mansion’s Serial Killer’s Lair, we have been hard pressed to do scary room. But, we know they are popular and as dedicated reviewers, we know we need to do them. The Impossible Murder Mystery was a perfect room to learn to trust again. Imagine what a serial killer lair might look like. Yeah, it looks like that. There is a winding hallway with lots of rooms and of course is very dark (but not blackout dark). The experience is therefore scary without gratuitously trying to get you to curl into the fetal position.

The production value is awesome, with lots of great details. Puzzle design was excellent for the room. When you leave you’ll realize the puzzles weren’t terribly difficult but because your fight or flight instinct is in full gear, they were just as difficult as you are able to manage in that condition. We so want to tell you an unbelievably dumb moment we had in this room, but it would be a puzzle spoiler, so if you want to hear about it after you’ve done the room, shoot us an e-mail. A fun addition is that you are not just trying to escape, but have two mysteries to solve, so pay attention.

Saint Angelo’s Castle.
This was our least favorite room, but oh, how we laughed. We definitely struggled in this room and needed a bunch of hints. In our defense, we heard the group before us say something similar. The puzzle design just hits on several of our pet peeves, which include searching tirelessly for multiple clues and a design that is so linear only one person at a time really had anything to do (keep groups small for this one).

We will say that the production design was fab. Very good candlelight ambiance and full monk costumes. Once again, we won’t give any puzzle spoilers, but if you want to hear about the most we have ever laughed, and caused our game master to laugh, in an escape room, e-mail us!

In summation, we totally recommend this place. We can’t wait to visit their other location!
Written October 8, 2018
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Veronica B
1 contribution
Jun 2017 • Friends
We did the great inquisition quest first and loved it so much we came back for the murder mystery one. The inquisition was challenging and fun. Creepy in the greatest way possible. Then the murder mystery was scary! Definitely a must. It was a thriller to say the least. Loved both! Do all the quests you can! Good luck!
Written June 24, 2017
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New Jersey, USA4 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
My Family and I just returned from vacation in San Antonio Texas and while there got hooked on the new wave of Escape The Room games that is sweeping the nation. Our second attempt at these games was Komnata Quest St. Angelo's Castle. This location in San Antonio is rather new which was awesome as everything was in great condition and worked exactly as planned. The staging of the room was elaborate, lots of detail, eerie music, and even costumes all of this made for a great gaming atmosphere.

One of the standout features of Komnata Quest San Antonio was the elaborate theme of the escape, you were not merely walked in and thrown into the game, there was a backstory that wrapped around the whole game and provided an additional level of interest. Could be that the fact that this escape room is based on a real historical location which allowed for quite a bit of learning to go along with fun game play.

As for the actual game it was tough, but certainly not too tough. As stated we are beginners at this and found the difficulty level to be just about right. The staff worked to keep the game moving by providing hints when things got too bogged down and seemed genuinely happy with our success, when we finished in 53 minutes. Overall we enjoyed our Komnata Quest experience and look forward to trying some of there additional locations during our future travels.

I encourage everyone not to get to lost in the name, its not as straight forward as "escape the room" so I worry they will get a bit overlooked and to do so would be a shame as it was a wonderful gaming experience.

Finally I just want to note that the staff at Komnata Quest was really excellent, prompt registration and confirmation emails along with a personalized thank you note after was really nice. They even sent pictures of our team with the email so we could have them....really great customer service. Thank you Komnata Quest, and thank you Yulia.
Written April 18, 2017
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Eric S
Plano, TX26 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
We did Boxed up (which is only a 2 person escape room) and Saint Angelo's Castle. They really make you feel immersed in the experience which really adds to the enjoyment. The owners seem to be fans of escape rooms so they take their business very seriously which is always nice to see. I highly recommend this establishment and can not wait to try their other rooms.
Written July 23, 2018
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Alejandro Martinez
San Antonio, TX2 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
My girlfriend and I wanted to escape from our routine and experience something different! Wow! This was perfect! We loved the "boxed up" game so much, we immediately signed up for St Angelos castle and conquered it between both of us! So cool! Highly recommended
Written September 29, 2017
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Olympia, WA24 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
My husband and I have done a few other escape rooms in the San Antonio area and although they have been great, Komnata Quest is, by far, the BEST! We did Saint Angelo's Castle and got out in 53 minutes. They do a great job making you feel immersed in the story. The environment and design are very realistic. The clues were challenging but not impossible. Clues are available if you need them.

It was a little spooky at first. You have a hood over your face and it's dark when you are led in but that only lasts a minute. I am someone who cannot go through haunted houses or watch horror movies but I did great in this escape room.

Yulia, the host, was wonderful! Great sense of humor and ability to make us feel comfortable. This escape room is also different from others because they do not combine groups if you have less than the max number and they do not require you to buy the other spots if you want to keep the room to only your group. They should all be this way.

We are already planning to go back to do another of their rooms.
Written August 12, 2017
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Rex M
Nashville, Tennessee66 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Got to play Saint Angelo's castle with a friend from work - her first ever game while I have played 100+. Game was extremely well themed and was a great experience for a new player and an old player. Staff made sure we had a great time and the attention to detail was excellent - you were really immersed in the story and history of the castle.

It is a moderately physical game as well as a dark/lower light game so be prepared for some work (nothing too bad, but not a room with normal lights and some "physical" elements - not strength but some dexterity required).

Definitely a game/ experience worth your time. A top quality escape room focused on an immersive experience more than a ton of locks and puzzles.
Written August 11, 2017
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Mr T
Laconia, NH302 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
This was my first escape room quest and we were a little worried that the Impossible Murder Mystery scenario might be too scary for a couple of our party. Needless to say--it wasn’t. We had to solve the mystery of Math Professor Felix Goban and figure out how he was killing people from behind bars. The atmosphere was dark with limited lighting (enhanced the creepiness). The puzzles weren’t terribly difficult but they helped push the story along and were clever.

When we went through there was a female member of the staff who oversaw our time in the escape room and she was excellent. We got stuck on one of the puzzles and all she did was give us a simple one liner that got us thinking in the right direction but didn’t give away the solution. The only tweak to the story I would recommend is a couple more math related puzzles. After all the serial killer is a math professor. Overall, I would recommend this as a fun outing.
Written August 1, 2017
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Alpay Aydemir B
1 contribution
Jul 2017 • Friends
That was a great 45 minutes. It is game for two and I was in an actual box! If you ever watch the movie "Buried" then you will understand what I am talking about. The lady who took care of us was a great host. It was an amazing San Antonio night for a tourist who look for some fun.
Written July 12, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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