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Big Digital Fox

LOCATION:  Clearwater, Florida, USA


  • 🔑 GAME: Pins & Needles Tattoo Parlor

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: November 24, 2023

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 4 ppl): 8/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 3-6 ppl

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 90 Mins.

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private



After years of dedicated work, you and your group have been granted the opportunity to interview for an apprenticeship with the renowned tattoo artist known as Skinz. Feeling both excited and grateful for the chance, you embark on your first day at the job, which begins with the mundane tasks of cleaning the store and ensuring everything is in order.

As you familiarize yourself with the basic responsibilities expected at your level, you encounter an unexpected stipulation: no snooping around the store. This rule raises questions about what secrets might be hidden within the tattoo parlor, beyond the reach of new hires. Despite the curiosity, you understand the importance of adhering to the rules and focusing on your assigned tasks.

Though the prohibition on exploration piques your interest, you remain committed to performing your duties diligently, eager to make a positive impression and secure your place in the parlor. As you delve into the world of tattoo artistry, you can’t help but wonder about the mysteries lurking just beyond your reach.

  • Every room in this game is meticulously designed, filled to the brim with scenic detail, Easter eggs, and hidden secrets, creating an immersive experience that transports players into the world of the tattoo parlor and its adjoining creations. Each room offers a unique atmosphere that contributes to the unfolding story, further enriching the gameplay.

  • The game begins with an actor-driven segment, expertly facilitated by Ben, our game master, who skillfully brings the characters to life and immerses players in the narrative. His personal touch adds depth to the storytelling, enhancing the overall experience.

  • Throughout the 90-minute adventure, players encounter a variety of challenging puzzles that require problem-solving skills and collaboration. From setting up the tattoo parlor for the day to utilizing math in puzzle-solving, the game offers a diverse range of challenges, including physical puzzles, word puzzles, and those designed to advance the storyline.

  • As the game progresses, the theme takes a darker turn, gradually building suspense and anticipation. However, it’s not until the latter half of the game that the true depth of the narrative unfolds, culminating in a cinematic moment that showcases the immersive storytelling and surprises that make this game a standout experience.


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Pins & Needles Tattoo Parlor” by The Exit Games FL sets a new standard in immersive entertainment, seamlessly blending immersive theater and escape room elements to create an unparalleled experience. It’s evident that the creators poured their passion into every aspect of the game, from the intricate set design to the meticulously crafted puzzles.

One of the highlights of the game is its ability to capture the essence of a tattoo-themed parlor escape room, with storytelling that unfolds in a way that feels authentic and engaging. The use of the tattoo parlor theme adds a unique twist to the gameplay, setting it apart from other escape room experiences.

While the game immerses players in a vibrant and dynamic world, it’s important to note that the use of language may not be suitable for all groups. The actors and game masters thrive on the energy of the players, adapting their interactions accordingly. While some groups may prefer a more restrained experience, others can fully embrace the game’s immersive qualities, including its colorful language.

In the end, this experience offers a dynamic and immersive escape room experience that caters to a wide range of preferences. Players should feel encouraged to fully engage with the game, allowing themselves to be swept up in the excitement and intrigue of the tattoo parlor setting.

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There are many free parking spaces right outside the facility. There’s a Lobby area with seating and merchandise for purchase.

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Check out our YouTube video for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owners, the room(s) (no puzzle spoilers) and more:

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