Norcal Escape: Condemned 2: The Box

By | January 22, 2021

by Norcal Escape (website)

3076-B Colusa Hwy, CA 95993

Yuba City

4-10 players

90 mins

In CONDEMNED2, you were abducted by a serial killer’s devout following. Placed inside an abandoned shipping warehouse, you had your mental fortitude, loyalty and greed put to the test.

This 90 minute version - The Box - is the same mind-bending game of CONDEMNED2, with more puzzles, more ominous twists and a completely revamped heart-racing ending!

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Provisionally rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

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msilcox expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: Oct. 10, 2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 72 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!

A really immersive experience.  I'm not sure if this really is an abandoned warehouse, or just a brilliantly designed set, but certainly one of the more authentic-feeling online experiences.  We were really sorry to hear that they are shutting down the online game, but it's understandable in light of the resources they were bringing to bear.  Definitely one to try in person for anyone in the neighborhood when things open up again.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 19/06/20 Team size: 6 Time taken: 71 Outcome: Successful escape!

An excellent game which just the right amount of drama and theatre, enough to develop the narrative but not so much that you're willing it to finish so you can get back to the puzzles. The game is huge and has a wonderful design to it so you'll find yourself all turned around, just like you would if you were actually there. The game has converted will to being played as a virtual, with many of the more physical puzzles being adaprted rather than removed and the puzzles are varied, but all are logical and great signposting is in place (not too obvious).

The camera  work in this game is excellent too, with the camera being held by a non particpant in the game, giving you an 'over the shoulder' view with your friend Cody. This gives it much more of a movie feel and evokes the sense that you're there with Cody and part of his team.

If you do play it, and you escape, then ask the Norcal team nicely if you can see what would have happened if you had failed, its great to see both. 

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NorCal Escapes closed the remote version of Condemned 2 a couple of months ago, shifting back to in-person play; I got to play it as a one-off thanks to the TERPECAs voting season. However, it sounds like they may begin offering it again, depending on the lockdown situation, and if they do then you should take the chance to play this excellent game while you can.
It’s called Condemned 2 because it’s a sequel. Apparently in the original game you were escaping from a puzzle-obsessed maniac; in th...

Even though I'm not a real fan of escape rooms with serial killers, in cold, dark and filthy places, I really liked the cinematographic aspect and the staging of this room as well as the large e spaces and the puzzles/ manipulations that fit so well here.

I got a real feeling of adventure with a very raw side, but also a need for survival mixed while it being documented... very strange.

So your club does what exactly? Oh…….so where can I find an application?

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