Tag Archives: heist

Escape Room Preston: Gallery

Preston, Apr 2018

Rated between 2 and 2.5 out of 5
With four branches in the UK and many more overseas, Escape Room is one of the larger escape game franchises. I’d previously played a few of their games in Estonia, and while passing through Preston tried out their Gallery game. This is an art heist … (more)

Containment: The Vault

Guildford, Apr 2018

Rated between 3 and 3.5 out of 5
The second game we played at Containment was their original and oldest game. As with the previous one, the game is inside a large shipping container. Where the bomb defusal game we’d just played had a theme that obviously fit well with that, The Vaul… (more)

Escapologic: Heistakes

Nottingham, Oct 2017

Rated between 3 and 4 out of 5
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 use… (more)

Escape Time: Bank Heist

Birmingham, Sep 2017

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Escape Time is in Sutton Coldfield on the outskirts of Birmingham, a quick drive or a long bus journey out from the centre of the city. It’s an enthusiast-run venue which currently has two games, with a third under construction. We played both games … (more)

Unlock!: Fifth Avenue

Room-in-a-box, Aug 2017

Rated 3 out of 5
The initial release of Unlock! came packaged with a 10 min intro game, but also provided a 30 min free print and play game, The Elite. Fifth Avenue is a second free print and play game of the same length as The Elite. There appear to be two more prin… (more)

GetOut: Robbery at the Museum

Riga, Jul 2017

Rated between 3.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Another Riga heist game, and this time we had to steal a diamond hidden in an art gallery.
The decor was mixed; the first sections felt reasonably authentic, whereas the last two rooms definitely felt artificial.
There was a a good mixture of puz… (more)

Escape Room: “Mona Lisa” Affair

Riga, Jul 2017

Rated between 3.5 and 4.5 out of 5
It seems the good people of Riga are rather obsessed with theft based games, since this was the fourth heist themed game that we played. In this instance, you’re given a pre-burglary briefing with various bits of equipment and instructions to follow…. (more)