I first watched the film Cube a few years ago after seeing it on a list of puzzle- and escape room-related media. It was a before-its-time predecessor to a more contemporary formula for escape room movies: a group of strangers shows up at a mysterious facility and must solve puzzles to save their lives. I’m not generally the biggest fan of this format and the type of publicity it creates for the escape room industry, but I’ll readily admit that I enjoyed Cube‘s surrealist environment and some of its characters.

The Maze paid tribute to this film franchise in their aptly named escape room Cube. Set in a dystopian facility of interconnected cube-shaped rooms, this was one of the more unique escape room sets I’ve experienced. Like in the films, each chamber was an eerily sterile environment that subtly concealed its secrets and its traps.

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