Games in Central London by Mission: Breakout
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I really wanted to like this one more than I did, as it looked very promising.
The puzzles were fairly straightforward, and we did have a bit of a technical issue with one switch. I didn't really find it noticeably more immersive than any other rooms I've done - perhaps because of the too-loud and over the top constant sound effects (I don't think codebreakers would have been working in rooms so loud you have to shout over the sound of the aerial gunfight that you can somehow hear from your underground bunker), but the immersion was worse the further through the game you got.
6 people is definitely too many - the last 10/15 minutes was basically a 1/2 person job so we finished on a bit of a low as most of us had just been standing around for a while.
You will get dusty in this, it's unavoidable. And there is a part with a very enclosed space.
Mission Breakout is located, albeit behind a very modest and easy-to-miss front door, in a genuine Leslie Green Tube station building. This is South Kentish Town, signature glazed tiles and all, a station where no-one has got on or off a train since 1924. Except, perhaps, for one Lost Passenger ...
The game is based on the folklore account of a man who absent-mindedly disembarked at the forever-closed station, perhaps never to be seen or heard from again. This game is great fun; both the two adults and the two teens in our family group really enjoyed playing. The Lost Passenger requires more practical aspects of intelligence. Someone who enjoys tinkering with machines to see how they work, or a DIY enthusiast, would be valuable to your team. Once or twice, a little Tube or railway knowledge could be helpful too.
Be prepared to find yourselves in some dark and occasionally confined spaces. Mostly there was plenty to occupy everyone, but at one point early on the four of us were queued up behind a one-person puzzle. It is somewhat dusty and dirty underground, so definitely don't go in your best clothes.
We received sufficient hints to allow us to get back on track after a slow start, and somewhat surprised ourselves by completing the game with a minute to spare. The staff were friendly and helpful. I'd definitely recommend this game.
amazing location, very realist