Escapologic: Heistakes

By | March 20, 2019

by Escapologic Nottingham (website)

21 Castle Gate, NG1 7AQ

Nottingham

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 you’re running out of time!
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Overall rating

Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 2 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

Player reviews

Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Tim Cooper experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

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 wouldn’t advise it for large teams, especially if those teams are experienced. It’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.

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