Cliffhanger Rooms – Bank Vault Heist
Location: Newby Bridge
Game Date: 01/09/2018
Team: Amy, Ian, Sera & Sharan
“You are a member of a successful crime syndicate, and your specialty has always been safe cracking. Today, you’ll be facing your greatest challenge yet, as you and your team attempt a heist at the Hatton Garden safe.
Your inside man “Basil” has just completed phase one of the heist – he has ensured the building is empty and gained access to the manager’s office, where the door to the vault awaits. He has assessed the situation and has reported that this particular vault is going to be difficult to compromise. Basil has discreetly hidden clues, tools and hints around the office which you will need to complete your job as safe cracker.
Basil also reports that he has suspended the security system for 55 minutes. After that amount of time, the alarm will be activated, and you will have 5 minutes from that point to escape before law enforcement arrives.
If you do manage to enter the vault, you will have to make a crucial decision: take the available money and run, or stay just a little longer to try to significantly increase your take.”
Theming was a good as could be for an office, clean and finished to a high standard. There was some immersion within the room, but it was restrcited by the office theme. The space was large enough for 6 people and well lit.
A linear game, that had a good mix of puzzles, word, maths, searching, observation.
Puzzles were generally good, with decent Ah-ha moments… although a couple of puzzles were repetetive and a strain on the eyes, that was one puzzle I was grateful that we had a team of 4.
The Flow of the room was slow, with big connections being needed to be made, but it wound up towards the end of the game which made for a more impressive and exciting finale.
A good room that felt subdued by some of its stereotypical puzzles. It was still enjoyable and had some very nice moments.
Clues were delivered via a screen
Wayne was our host and gave us a good brief and friendly welcome.
Did we escape?
Yes, in 38 minutes
2 Players £50
3 Players £66
4 Players £80
5 Players £90
6 Players £96