Games in Derby by The Escape Room Guys
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Really enjoyed this room. One thing to bear in mind if you're after the thrill of the escape is that you're trying to steal as many of the 12 gold bars as you can from their locked safety deposit boxes before the Police arrive. Therefore it's more of a 'room entry' game with a score out of 12 than a 'room escape' game. This does also mean that even though the room is rated as 'hard', even with a less experienced group, you'll probably still get into the vault, and it's a question of how much you steal.
I felt that the room was thematically strong - it did feel like it could be a small branch of a random independent bank! Albeit one with very poor security procedures... There is one thing that you have to do that is thematically out of line with a heist (so we didn't do it for about 5 minutes), that then also doesn't work in the way that is would in a bank (in operation or location), which was a bit of a shame. We did manage to make one critical part of the equipment freeze and had to have the GM come in to fix it, which I've taken half a star off for (particularly as it sounded like a not uncommon issue and could be addressed with reprinting a sign).
I was impressed that our GM was honest enough to recommend that we *didn't* do their easiest game based on our performance in this one.
And we'll be forever annoyed about not managing to get the 12th gold bar.
The first time I played an escape game as a pair, and this relatively easy room was a good place to start. Fun for beginners although more experienced players may find it a bit bog standard.
A well enough put together room with enthusiastic hosts, but for anyone who’s used to fully immersive high-tech rooms it’ll feel a bit lacking - there are simply no ‘wow’ moments, just a succession of puzzles to give you clues to unlock stuff, when you’ve solved all the puzzles you’re done. My friend whose first room it was loved it though.