Thinking Outside the Box: Retro

By | March 20, 2019

by Thinking Outside the Box (website)

4 Cattle Market Road, PE1 1TW


2-6 players

60 minutes

Due to a freak lightning strike on your game night, you are transported into the console itself. Now you must escape by playing the game, fix the console before the back-up battery dies or be trapped inside forever.
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 1 user
combined with 3 pro reviews

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Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!

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I seem to end up playing games at Thinking Outside The Box just before they close, and squeaked in a game of Retro on the final weekend before the venue closed, having had to shut down (hopefully temporarily) due to the impending demolition of the car park above it. This isn't a strategy I'd particularly recommend, since the company's design style tends to involve plenty of handmade props and mechanisms which can suffer wear and tear; and our game did have a couple of moments where something did...
A fun throwback to an earlier age of gaming when times were simpler. A room full of references not only to iconic computer games but to how consoles and computers work. The puzzles were enjoyable but perhaps a little too logical with us taking it easy and still escaping in under half an hour.
I loved this room, I really did. Retrogaming memories are my weakness and this room exploited them to the max

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