Amazing Escape Room (Freehold) - "The Great Train Heist"
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📖 THE STORY
It's 1865, you and the rest of your town have just been swindled by the big oil tycoon salesman, Thomas "Doc" Durant! Passing through your town, he managed to make false promises while secretly robbing your town's bank only to escape with your money on his personal train! You have 60 minutes to break into his train before he leaves town. This is your last chance to get everyone's cash back!
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
Personally, I love escape rooms that takes place in an unexpected location like on a plane, on a ship, and of course... on a train! We've played a couple of train-related games and "The Great Train Heist" is another fantastic addition to that list. The storyline was very unique and provided us with a heroic mission objective to save our town! As soon as we entered the station, we felt the adrenaline rush and determination to get on to that train!
Being that this story takes place in 1865, the set design definitely gave us that era. From the old fashioned wooden cargo train build to the green color palette on the walls, this really set the tone.
The puzzles just kept getting better and better from the station to onboard the train. There was a good variation of challenges that we really enjoyed from beginning to end.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
One of the challenges involved us having to backtrack which we didn't really feel like it played well when the objective is to get onto the train (possibly a "moving" train) if time is of the essence.
A puzzle in the latter stages still confuses us till this day even with the explanation from the game master. We ultimately got it and escaped but didn't quite get the reasoning behind the puzzle design.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
This was one of our favorite Amazing Escape Room games. The set design felt well maintained and puzzles were challenging but most importantly, majority of the time they made sense. If you're a more experienced player, definitely give this room a go. We look forward to more of these types of games from Amazing Escape Room in the near future!
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Disclosure: We thank Amazing Escape Room (Freehold) for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.