ESCAPE GAME REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you prefer to stay indoors, want to be a detective, and are technologically inclined.
Avoid if… you don’t like art and don’t really care about justice.
The Escape Game:
Developer Information: The Escape Game: Unlocked
The Game: The Heist – Volume 1: Chasing Hahn
Description (from the company website): IN THIS EDITION, YOU’LL CONTINUE YOUR MISSION FROM “THE HEIST” AS A SECRET AGENT IN AN EFFORT TO THWART THE INFAMOUS ART CURATOR, VINCENT HAHN.
With the help of your Intelligence Agent, you’ll uncover The Curator’s true identity, connect him to a crime, and work with the International Police to finally exact justice.
ERG Note: You do not have to have played the previous room of the same name to follow the story.
Difficulty (1-10): Unrated
Time Limit: No time limit
Party Size: 1 to 4 players
Note: The ERG were given the opportunity to try out this game for free, with the understanding that we would continue to provide an honest review and follow the same process we’ve used on all of our other ratings.
Description of the game: There are postcards, evidence photos, a brochure, and some props used in the game.
Understanding of the Mission: We were tasked by law enforcement to track down Vincent Hahn, a notorious art thief, by figuring out what he was going to steal next and from where.
How Much Space is Needed: We played on a table that was 3′ x 6′ and there was still room left for our snacks and drinks.
Age Appropriate: The theme is appropriate for all ages, but the puzzles are listed as 12 and up.
Did We “Escape”: Yes!
Time Remaining: There’s no limit, but we finished in about 84 minutes.
Our Suggested Party Size: The game is recommended for 1-4 players and our 6…got a little bored at times. 4 is definitely right.
Did the game challenge the entire team? At times.
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Steph, Corey, Eric, and Brittany
Worth the time and money? $20 is a steal for this.