Fox in a Box London: Prison Break

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

Languages: EN

60 minutes

2 copies
Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
You are sentenced to life in a maximum security prison. With all appeal requests denied, your only path to freedom is to escape. A sudden riot provides the perfect opportunity.
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Rated between 3 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 6 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Player reviews

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 12 Aug 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hosting
TheEscapeBoomers expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingplain

Whilst a great theme, unfortunately the game play and decor felt a little light. 

I was looking forward to this game as I'd heard great things, however I felt a little disappointed as overall the game is on the easier side and doesn't have alot to do.

If you've played similar games, then aspects of this game will be very easy for you! If you're a first time player it might trip you up slightly. 

adamturna rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 27 Apr 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 46:13 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivegreat hosting

It was a very immersive experience, part of it is a little theatrical act played by the host which was well done and the overall setting feels realistic. Most of the clues and puzzles are quite straightforward but clever. logical and very fun to work with. The first half of the room has more exciting hands-on puzzles while the second half is more about standard padlocks, safes, code breaking and pattern solving. Overall, the immersiveness of the experience, great storyline and flow of the game made the experience really great. The only downside was the difficulty which could be higher and that the acting which is at the beginning could be included also later in the game.

Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 25 Jan 2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 42:41 Outcome: Successful escape!
Jordan Brown experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 21/07/2018 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 27/02/17

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We enjoyed Prison Break A LOT. With Fox in a Box, you know what you’re getting – it’s going to be a pretty consistently high standard escape room, no matter where you are in the world. Fox in a Box London is made all the better by a fantastic team of hosts and really creative pop-ups like the Fox Games, and some frankly brilliant social media campaigns. As such, it’s always a joy to play anything that the company has put it’s fox paws on, and I’m already counting down the days until we can book another experience with them!

The opening sequence of Prison has a striking similarity to that of another game I've played elsewhere, despite no official connection between the companies that I'm aware of. Fox in a Box have certainly had this game open longer than the other venue, so that's either a case of coincidentally similar design or of the other company being 'inspired' by this one. There are some significant differences too, and the other parts of the games are quite different, so I'm assuming the former.

I remember...

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