Fox in a Box London: Bunker

By | May 28, 2019

by Fox in a Box London (website)

14 Dalston Lane, Dalston, E8 3AZ

+44 (0)203 876 5610

East London

2-6 players

60 minutes

Early 80's, the peak of the Cold War... a nuclear launch sequence has been started by accident. The whole world is about to end.
You are a team of special agents sent to find out who did it and to stop the launch at any cost.
You are our last hope, and if you fail, the whole world will end.
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Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 10 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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TheEscapeBoomers expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
originalgreat hostingbroken tech

Absolutely amazing hosting from all of the staff, if you've been you know what I mean! 

However the game it's self was a little start and stop and felt a little disjointed. There's a element that felt clever and very central to the theme, but we did have a few issues with this item. 

dave470003 rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 5
immersivegreat hostingquite difficult
StaceyF expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 21/08/2019 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
adamturna rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 13 May 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:15 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techgreat hostingvery difficult

The hosting is traditionally very good with an actor at the beginning. There are few clever and creative puzzles, however, it is based on too many locks (e.g. compared to prison break which was more immersive with more versatile puzzles). There are a few puzzles which are annoying and a lot of references where you have to go back to all the previous clues. The storyline does not hold too well as most of the puzzles towards the end become quite unrelated to the theme. However, the setting, hosting and some of the high-quality puzzles still hold the quality of the room.

Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 25 Jan 2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:28 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
fraggle42 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 22 Nov 2020 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
halfmoon03 rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 24 Jun 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 54:45 Outcome: Successful escape!

Fox in an Box Munich

Bunker 17

Ein Agent läuft Amok und aktiviert eine Nuklearbombe – ihre Aufgabe, sollten Sie sie annehmen, ist es seine Wege zu verfolgen und die Bombe zu entschärfen bevor es zu einer nuklearen Katastrophe kommt. So hätte das Briefing des ER lauten können. Bevor es in den Raum ging bekommt man dieses aber in Form eines Einweisungsvideos.

Natürlich haben wir uns im Dreier-Team der Aufgabe gestellt. Die Rätsel waren vielseitig und sehr abwechslungsreich. Interaktionen waren mehrfach gefordert, so dass keiner arbeitslos herumstand. Platz war dafür genügend vorhanden. Die Kombination aus Schlössern und technischen Rätseln war ausgewogen.

Über einen Knopf konnte bei Bedarf alle 10min Hilfe angefordert werden, ein Hinweis wurde dann über einen Bildschirm eingeblendet. Zusätzlich hatten wir aber auch 2 aufmerksame Spielleiter, so wurden wir auf ein Lämpchen hingewiesen, welches wir aktiviert, aber nicht bemerkt hatten, welches uns aber den weiteren Weg gezeigt hat.

Ein rundum empfehlenswertes ER Erlebnis, allerdings nicht für Anfänger geeignet. Empfohlene Teamstärke 3-4 Personen.

Für 30 EUR p.P. ist dieser Spaß nicht ganz billig, lohnt sich aber
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

This game works well online, mainly due to Alex the host who keeps in character throughout and conveys a real sense or urgency and panic through to the players. This comes across so well that it is infections and our team found themselves also feeling the urgency which invests the players more into the game.
There is extensive use of  telescape for the inventory, but the game is playable with minimal interaction with the second screen (we preferred being 'in the room' rathern than on telescape).
Nicely themed room and puzzles and an excellent use of one key prop makes this game a must play.

Reviews by escape room review sites

Fox in a Box has grown into a significant international franchise, but until now I'd never quite managed to play one of their rooms. The branch in Munich seemed like a good chance to change that, and we booked into their Bunker 17 game.

The bunker in question is the Cold War era hideout of one Mr. Fox, who has decided to end his life along with most of humanity by triggering nuclear Armageddon. This translates into plenty of combat gear and Soviet insignia, and a tendency for the puzzles to use...

Five rooms located a little outside the centre of Vienna. Nothing is going to blow you away at the venue but there’s enough to keep you occupied and a couple of the games had moments that were reasonably memorable and little that would cause frustration. The sort of escape room that probably won’t attract escape tourists who want to play five or ten games in the city but should be on the list of any enthusiasts who live in the city.
Fox in a Box exceeded our expectations with this room and we had an enjoyable experience. Probably a great room for those new to online escape rooms, but those who have played a few may find this on the easier side.

Virtual Bunker is Fox in a Box London’s adaptation of their real life escape room of the same name, minus the ‘virtual’ part of course, and they adapt the game for an online audience in a really creative way! For starters, they use both a live actor via Zoom and a digital online interface (Telescape) to collect, log and examine various areas of the room up close.

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