Breakout Saint John: The Heist Remote Play

By | May 23, 2020

by Breakout Saint John (website)

107A - 212 McAllister Drive, NB, E2J 2S7

4-10 players

Team of 2-4: ยฃ35.00 CA$60.00
Team of 6: ยฃ47.00 CA$80.00

๐Ÿ“นremote avatar
not on sale
Your target for this Heist mission is James Fawkes, a wealthy collector of rare artifacts, CEO of Fawkes Industries, and puzzle enthusiast. This isnโ€™t an ordinary heist. Normal people keep their valuables in a metal safe but not Mr. Fawkes. He keeps what we are looking for hidden behind a number of elaborately constructed puzzles. Xโ€™s job was to get into the mansion undetected. Your team will be responsible for helping them through the mansion, gaining access to Mr. Fawkesโ€™ financial information and making a transfer of funds from his account into your teamโ€™s account. Be careful to ensure your team stays undetected. Can you direct your team and weave your way through Fawkes elaborate puzzles in time to pull off โ€œThe Heistโ€?
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Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 6 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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๐Ÿ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 6 Jun 2020 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Ken Ferguson expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 7/6/20 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Don't be fooled by the company name and brand - this isn't related to the UK Breakout Escape room chain beyond bearing the same logo (apparently they liked it so much they licensed it). 

This is a solid heist game with some fun puzzles. The inventory system was a little finickity which meant that you sometimes missed some of the elements in the room that you could interact with. OTOH there was an interesting and unusual mechanic to give you access to the inventory system which was by far the most thematic of the games I've played. Kudos for creating that so quickly.

Warning: in our game the camera work was decidedly shaky so if that gives you motion sickness, let them know ahead of time.

Darren Miller expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
๐Ÿฆกcipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
egnor expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Better-than-expected heist game, with a decent custom inventory system and a good enthusiastic GM.
Wei-Hwa Huang expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2020-05-25 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

The inventory interface allows for a small amount of "self-play" so that some puzzles can actually be played by the players.  Wish more of the remote-play places tried this.

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