Escape Ipswich: Casino Heist

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Ipswich (website)

Unit 3 The Old Unicorn, Orwell Place, IP4 1BB


2-6 players

60 minutes

Do you and your team have what it takes to break the codes, find the clues, solve the puzzles and escape the room with all the chips before your 60 minutes runs out?
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Overall rating

Rated 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 15 users
combined with 8 pro reviews

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Dani Rose Forder expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 23 Apr 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56.30 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite difficult

This was probably my favourite out of the games we played at Escape Ipswich, though still some flaws.

Set design was nice, i donโ€™t think the concept of the gameplay was explained all that well before we entered which hindered us slightly. My partner was obsessed with one puzzle for 90% of the game as he couldnt solve it (heโ€™s big into casino games and i didnt really follow the normal rules/terminology of the game in real life which made it way more confusing than it needed to be). I solved everything else in the game whilst he was focussed on that, so itโ€™s certainly not a game that requires a large group of people. 

The game started with a hint on the screen saying you may need to use some codes again so to leave them on the locks (never seen this before, would maybe have been better if you had something to write down on). 

I enjoyed some of the puzzles, and the feel of the room. Being punished on your total money at the end for the amount of clues you have is slightly annoying but didnt bother me all that much, but i know that it would for a lot of other people. 

AJโ€™s expert rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Played: 16 Jul 2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:59 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy
ยฃ170,000 collected! At the time 5th most taken from the game! Good fun! 
A Blacksmith expert rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
ShellH experienced rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5
Played: 20 Mar 2024 Team size: 4 Time taken: 52 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
poor hostingoverpriced
๐Ÿค˜The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5
Team size: 2
quite easy
Sandie Morris rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: Feb 2019 Team size: 6
Jen Wells (Get Wells Soon) expert rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Played: 30 Apr 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Looking at previous reviews, we weren't sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. We were told it was a challenging game, which it is in many ways but we enjoyed our time in here and liked the complex nature of some of the puzzles. The concept is a good one, with an added element that helps you understand how far you are through the game.

Our hosts were incredibly nice and a pleasure to chat to afterwards.

TheLosersClub rated this:Rated between 1 and 1 out of 5
Played: 9 Oct 2019 Team size: 3 Outcome: Failed ๐Ÿ™
illogicalplainunoriginalvery difficult

We dont like to bad mouth rooms however this room was terrible. None of the puzzles made sense and one of the final puzzles had absolutely no logic involved.

We ended up sat down for 20 minutes. We did it a while ago and hopefully they will of changed a few things.

If not its definitely a room to avoid

The set design is boring and plain, the props are all outdated

Mighty Oaks experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 5 Feb 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 27:43 (Vault) Outcome: Successful escape!
kman expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 09 Dec 2016 Team size: 5 Time taken: 52m 00s Outcome: Successful escape!
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