Tulleys Escape Rooms & Games: Dodge City

By | March 20, 2019

by Tulleys Escape Rooms & Games (website)

Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, RH10 4PE

Crawley

2-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Dodge City in 2127 remains a stronghold of the wild west. The constant tussle between the Sheriff and local gunslingers means there’s opportunity abound for some creative bank robbery for those with wits and courage.
As a member of the Notorious ‘Barn Door’ Gang you’ve been caught by the local sheriff breaking into the bank. Locked away with little hope, hired by an unnamed outlaw and facing the ruthless justice of the old west you’re left with only one option.
As the sun sets the race is on to break out, reclaim your supplies, pull off the bank job of the century and get out of Dodge City.
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Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 28 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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FranklyOscar experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
immersiveepicquite difficult
Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
beautifulhi-techimmersivevery difficult

Dodge is the weakest of the Tulleys Rooms (not including the smaller games in the trailer outside). It's not a bad room by any means, just feels very sprawling and all over the place, in terms of theme, story and puzzles. The start is good, and then chaos unfurls as a larger area opens up and it dawns just how much there is to solve. Unlike Nethercott, it's challenging to split your group into multiple rooms which makes it challenging to progress in good time. The final puzzle is poor, which is unfortunate as it's a cool bit of tech, our GM had to open a side door to fix it for us mid game. 

Otherwise, the room design and build is great, plus the props are of a great quality. The shooting mechanic was cool but didn't feel it worked too well, and there were some screens that did nothing in game. A decent game, but doesn't compare to the other Tulleys rooms

Sabrina (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 30/05/2019 Outcome: Failed 🙁
Steve Kennedy rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 22/12/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56:53 Outcome: Successful escape!

Good fun - apparently we completed about 80% of the game in the hour, partly due to a rather slow start on our part and partly because there is a LOT to do. Not surprisingly, some people go back for a second attempt and can see why. Nice set dressing and many rooms to get through! 

Update: we did indeed return In Nov 21, and succeeded on our second attempt 🙂 it's a very fun game, but we did have some issues (with a broken yet crucial prop, and then a broken puzzle at the end which required GM to override, which was a bit of a shame).  Still kept very busy on the second run through, so felt like good value. 

Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Anouska123 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
PurpleB expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: Oct 2019 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Having commented that the GM in Outfitters hinted us a bit too readily, the GM for Dodge City was spot on and one of the best hinters our group has had.  We needed only a couple of tiny hints to complete the room and the GM let us figure stuff out for ourselves as much as he could.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2 Jun 2021 Team size: 5 Time taken: 66 minutes Outcome: Failed 🙁
beautifulimmersivequite difficult
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A great experience that I’d highly recommend. As always with Tulleys’ games, there’s a beautiful, expansive set with plenty of logical puzzles to keep a larger team occupied. Aside from the slightly crowded moments early on and the not-very-relevant futuristic setting of the story, there’s really not much to find flaw with here.
Another beautiful Tulleys room but ultimately let down by reset issues. Give the room a try, but probably wait a while for them to get it running smoothly - we should have waited.
Dodge City was quite the treat for us and a definite highlight in the greater London area. Nethercott Manor was a close second, perhaps due to the theme as we typically prefer light hearted games. We are happy to award Dodge City our highest rating of 5 gold stars! It's rare to see an escape room with so many things to accomplish in such an immense and wonderful environment!
We started the room in two groups. I really enjoy starting rooms this way, it’s real motivation to work things out as quickly as possible to get the group back together. The theming was definitely Wild West with a futuristic twist and a lot of thought had gone into the set up of this room.
There was so much to do in this escape and a massive variety of puzzles which made the experience very exciting! The space was massive and really well used with amazing scenery and theming. There was a great element of challenge to the puzzles in here, we really had to do some thinking to solve them. Overall, we just had so much fun in this room!

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