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Escape Boats - "SOS"

Updated: Jan 6

LOCATION:  Dublin, Ireland
Escape Boats
Escape Boats - SOS

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Date Played: May 11, 2023

Genre: Survival

Difficulty (Based on 2 PPL): 6.5/10

Total # of Players: 2-6 PPL

Length of Time: 60 Minutes

Price: €80-150 (pending on amt of players)

Booking Type: Private

Escaped? Yes


📖 THE STORY

You and your team are trapped on a boat that needs repair. Your luck just got worse as a big storm is also heading your way. You need to repair the boat and escape before it sinks to the bottom of the ocean!

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🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • Talk about immersion! How much more immersed can you get than this? This game is actually on a real boat! I'm sure some parts of the boat had to be restructured and the tech had to be installed to make certain puzzles work but most of the items we operated on felt like they genuinely belonged to this boat.

  • A lot of times when I play a submarine game or a boat-themed game, I feel like I'm just following instructions and not really puzzling. In this game, I felt like I was solving puzzles in order to stay alive. Navigating the ship, sending Morse codes, and locating the issues on the boat were just some of the things we had to deal with as crew members.

  • The creator was able to utilize all types of objects on the boat to create puzzles.

  • The finale was a masterpiece. We kept saying "No way, there's no way...But maybe? No way, they wouldn't...."

🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • I love everything about this game. There was only a minor thing about a puzzle that I encountered later on where I wasn't sure if there was any reasoning behind it or if it was just a trial-and-error type of puzzle.

🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

How many of you can say you've played an escape room on a boat? I can! We've done escape rooms on cruises but this game is on another level. To this day, I still think back on our experience and the memories will last forever. The only regret I have is not able to play "Convicts" (we only had time to do a quick run-through). It was a very cool concept where we could actually play in a competitive mode and take on different paths. The puzzles were quite satisfying in that game as well. Can you believe "Convicts" is situated on the same boat but just in the rear area? There were even more hidden areas in that game for us to explore. This is by far one of our favorite escape rooms on our Ireland tour. If we ever return to Dublin, we will be glad to replay both of these games again!


ℹ️ ADDITIONAL INFO

  • No street parking, take either taxi or DART to Grand Canal Dock station (it is a 5-minute walk from there).

  • There's no "lobby". You can store your items in the cockpit

  • You'll be wearing a helmet and will need to be able to climb up and down the stairs

  • Please note that under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and the game may be confusing for players under the age of 12.

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Disclosure: We thank Escape Boats for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion of the review whatsoever.

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