Adventox: Alcatraz: No Way Out

By | March 20, 2019

by Adventox (website)

First Floor West12 Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush Green W12 8PP

West London

2-5 players

60 minutes

2 copies

Frisco, 1962. It feels like you have been locked up here forever, in Alcatraz, the most notorious of all maximum-security prisons. Never has anyone escaped from this prison alive. But with all preperations in place, tonight might be your chance. But beware: An opportunity does not automatically lead to success. Out in the bay, the tide is murderous and the sharks are hungry. You have to avoid the guards and keep a clear head to make your escape attempt a success.
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Overall rating

Rated between 30 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 1 user
combined with 4 pro reviews

Player reviews

Jose Adrian experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

It really lifts a game when the physical location has been decorated with care and skill. When the designers have put in the work to include clever, creative ideas that not only go beyond just 'solve a puzzle to get the code for a padlock' but also smoothly fit into the theme, it can take a game to a whole different level. And yet, if the underlying puzzle design is wobbly, it undermines all the rest. Alcatraz illustrates all these points.
There are no shortage of prison escape games, and a siz...
A solid game but not one that excited me. First timers will almost certainly enjoy the experience. More experienced players will appreciate some aspects but are unlikely to be super-impressed.

Alcatraz was a solid, enjoyable game, but it ultimately fell a bit flat for us. It’s tough to put a finger on exactly what it was; whether it was the ending in general, or just the fact that it wasn’t quite as much fun as their other room, 'Haunted'

To be fair, after over 100 games, it’s probably quite odd I’ve not actually seen one in an actual shopping centre by now. I mean, I’ve even played a game that is set in a shopping centre, but in the real world that’s in a pub. It’s something Adventox embrace, with a big glass fronting allowing the curious to peer into the reception space, briefing area and even the GM control hub. It’s a neat set-up.

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