Escapologic: Heistakes

By | March 20, 2019

by Escapologic (website)

21 Castle Gate, NG1 7AQ


2-5 players

60 minutes

After a daring bank heist goes incredibly wrong, can you finish the job?
Five very different criminals were brought together to accomplish the impossible, break into the high security vault underneath Scelus Bank and steal whatever is inside. The operation did not go according to plan and the five have found themselves in police custody, on the run or even worse, dead!
Were they set up by the mysterious leader known as Xander and if so, to what end?
Now is your chance to assemble a crack team of your fellow criminals and take on the most heart stopping heist in history. Will you crack under the intense pressure or will you escape before the police turn up? Heistakes is our seventh room here at Escapologic Nottingham. Using an actual vault as the setting makes Heistakes one of the most realistic and immersive heist themed rooms in the country.
With the help of two anonymous hackers your task is to finish the job before the authorities return, the clock is ticking and youโ€™re running out of time!
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based on ratings from 35 users
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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 41:17 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hostingmehquite easy
Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Aine Morgan rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
๐Ÿฆกcipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 19/09/2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 31 Outcome: Successful escape!

A really fun room with some original ideas. just lacking in content for our liking. We also felt the story line came to a very unsatisfying conclusion and the ah-ha moment at the end was totally lost

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Matthew Christopher rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 5 Jun 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 42 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyquite easy
๐ŸŒตJuliette B expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Good start to the story in terms of immersion, and puzzles that were largely fitting to the theme. It was fun but had a couple of moments where we didn't really understand the flow or direction, or felt red herrings were a little too much in play. A little light on content if experienced players. Enjoyed the last part of the game although we were uncertain if we had completed it correctly until the GM returned which was a bit of a shame. Well hosted by our GM. 

Overall it was fun to play but I'd play it more as a game to fit in with playing other Escapologic games at the venue rather than travelling to play standalone (and if you are looking for only one heist theme in Nottingham, I would absolutely pick Daylight Robbery which is excellent). 

Amy Lowson rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 22/08/2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
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A bank heist is one of the classic escape room themes, and Heistakes is Escapologic's take on the genre. The venue aims for immersion and realism, and they start that off with something impressive and highly theme-appropriate, that I haven't seen used in any other UK escape room.

The plot is that you are 'team B', attempting to complete the heist that a prior 'team A' failed, with help from a 'team C' of hackers who provide computer-based support, hacking into the bank's systems and communicat...

A game with plenty of impressive moments - cool centrepieces, fun puzzles and an interesting storyline - but tempered by a frustrating finale and failing tech.
This is a fun room, but due to how linear it is and the lack of puzzles we probably wouldnโ€™t advise it for large teams, especially if those teams are experienced. Itโ€™s definitely a room to give a go though as it is visually impressive.
A dramatic and theatrical game with clever technology, great theming and an engaging storyline. A really excellent game.
Escapologic has built quite the reputation for quality games and (Iโ€™m sad to say) I havenโ€™t played them all even though I live in Nottingham. Escapologic arrived late last year to the world of remote escape rooms with a conversion of their very first room, Contraption. I played that and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and eagerly signed up for their second conversion, it was time to rob a bank in Heistakes!
Thanks to the adapted gameplay and story, this game translated really well to the online world. Escapologic are perfectionists and that shows in everything they do. Itโ€™s great to have more UK based avatar games coming online, this would be a good choice if youโ€™re looking for a fun avatar game.
This was definitely our favorite out of the two remote escape room experiences ESCAPOLOGIC currently have running online. They are new to the online world but definitely catching up quickly to the veterans out there. The avatar Ed did a great job guiding us through the room and the game flow was great throughout. We ended up having 14 minutes and 21 seconds left. I guess it does look like our team is better than yours huh?
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