Beverley Breakout – Operation Hideout – Jewel Pursuit
Game Date: 28/05/2021
Team: Amy & Ian
Duration: 100 Minutes
“New intel just in believes that here is the exclusive hideout of the elusive notorious jewel thief…’The Breakout Hotel’ You have been given an assignment, each assigned a job role within The Walkergate Task Force. This whole operation hangs in the balance…in your team’s hands…with no warrant this is a dangerous undertaking. Have you got what it takes to use the tools, bring back the stolen jewels and learn enough about this ringleader to bring them down?? It’s late and dark when you enter this hideout. You must be quick…any mistakes along the way may alert the thief. Your career or worse…your life could be at stake! * This room has crawl space*
You will have to search the property to try and discover their true identity. Work together as a team and gather the evidence you need before the thief returns and the whole investigation is ruined or worse… This room is more than just escaping…it’s winning!!”
The room looked lovely, a clean, airy space that was decorated well. The individual spaces aren’t massive (until later in the game) and Beverly Breakout have accomodated this by restricting the numbers to 5 max.
There was nothing in the decor of the game that could be distracting or made to be seen as a red herring, everything was well used and finished to a high standard. The immersion was good, with the space really feeling like a hotel room, with a secret to hide.
A game which felt fairly linear to start, but opened up into a fairly expansive open game. Puzzle types ranged from logic, word, observation, skill, physical and searching. Puzzles were delightful, on theme and fairly logical. There was a frantic free for all section of the game which was fast paced puzzling at it’s very best.
Puzzles had nice ah-ha moments and flow was good, once we got going. The game took a while to establish its flow. This was partially due to a lack of signposting at the top of the game (it did get better as the game progressed, but it’s still a lightly signposted room, you have to do a lot of work yourselves!) but this just aides in creating excellent ah-ha moments when the soloution to a puzzle is found, and as it’s a 100 minute game, strict signposting is not abundently needed, as there is time to savour the puzzles and work them out.
A great game for enthusiasts, given its long play time, abundence of puzzles and tricker nature. I would suggest getting a few games under your belt before attempting this room if you are inexperienced.
Clues were delivered via a screen
Fran was our game host (and also owner) and she was wonderful, friendly and hosted our game with precision, nudging us with perfection and never letting us get stressed or frustrated
All covid measures were adhered to, masks were worn at all times, and there was plenty of hand santizer around
Did we escape?
Yes, with about 10 or 12 diamonds! (it was such a blur, that I don’t remember!)
2 Players £56
3 Players £75
4 Players £86
5 Players £100