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Escape Reading (Alden Street) - "The Ram Raid"

Updated: Mar 21


LOCATION:  Reading, United Kingdom

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📝  ETR DECODER

  • 🔑 GAME: The Ram Raid

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: May 3, 2023

  • 🎬 GENRE: Heist

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 2 ppl): 6/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 2-6 ppl

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 60 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE: £60-126 (pending on the group size)

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private

  • 🔓 ESCAPED/ COMPLETED?: Yes


📖 THE STORY

You've borrowed money from the wrong people. Now you must get them their million within the next hour by robbing a bank. Failure at your task might cost your life...

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🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • We love the entrance/exit of this room. It changes the perspective from the player's side in terms of the circumstance that they're in versus going through a regular door.

  • The GM is great at being in character and introducing the storyline.

  • For enthusiasts, you'll feel like you've entered puzzle heaven.

  • The puzzles vary in terms of difficulty level. This gives more choices for different types of players to enjoy the room within their own comfort zone. If you like harder puzzles then go for those and if you're not into puzzles, there are plenty of other ways to be a part of the team.

  • There is a really cool prop that immediately upgraded this room to feel like a real bank. The way we have to solve that puzzle is also true to a real-life experience.

  • Everyone will probably say "WOW" or "OMG" at the same moment in this room. You will either be super excited or super "scared" depending on how much time you have left on the clock.

🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • I wish there were a bit more special effects that could be added to the entry area. It also felt like it could be utilized more in terms of puzzles.

  • There was a tactile puzzle that we got stuck on for a pretty long time as it was quite difficult to maneuver. It could also just be us but there was no way to bypass it from our side.

🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

We love this type of bank heist game where we get to accumulate more wealth by solving more puzzles. As a member of the team, you constantly feel great about yourself when you gather up more money. The great thing about this game is that even if you're not good at solving puzzles, you might just find money by being a good searcher. Everyone will leave the room feeling like they've contributed to the victory. The maximum you can get is 1 million dollars. We felt pretty good being able to steal $800,000 with just the two of us. This is a great game to pump up the team spirit and experience the fruit of teamwork together. To cool down just a bit after this game, check out their spectacular experience "Age of Magic"!


ℹ️ ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Street parking, please read signs for rules

  • Lobby area with seating and locker

  • Located up one flight of stairs

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Disclosure: We thank Escape Reading 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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