5 Wits Patriot Place - "20,000 Leagues"
Updated: Dec 10, 2020
📖 THE STORY
We were visiting a museum where they have a wreckage of Captain Nemo’s fabled "Nautilus" submarine. Suddenly, it started to work and we were taken on an undersea adventure. Will we survive?
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
The sound, props, and lighting used felt like we were on a ride in Disney World. Once you enter the room, your reality disappeared. The space didn’t seem enormous on the outside, but the set design was really clever at creating that illusion.
Every room felt like a different story was being told. The objective was clearly stated when you entered each room and you’ll need to complete it before moving onto the next area.
The various challenges made the storyline engaging. We were excited to move forward to discover a new adventure as each door opened into a completely different atmosphere.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
Most of the puzzles therefore were quite linear. Some puzzles felt like they could be messier with more people in the group trying to solve that one single puzzle.
When time comes, the computer may just have to bypass the puzzles to allow you into the next room. You might miss some parts of the experience (seeing how the puzzle was completed) but at least able to go through the entire room.
When we finished a certain challenge sooner, we had to wait awhile before the game allowed us to proceed into the next room since the computer is automating the game flow.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
This is not a typical escape room and that is why we have posted this review under our immersive experiences’ category. Our experience might feel different than yours as we've played the entire game with just the two of us. But we were still able to experience all the areas within 50 minutes. Since this is controlled solely by the computer, on a busy day you may be grouped with a larger group and might not be able to have the full experience in each area. If you like Disney rides and the feeling of entering a fantasy world, you’ll love this place. The other great thing is that you’ll be able to buy a combo ticket (their other game is called “Espionage” which you’ll be able to see a sneak peek on our YouTube channel) for a great deal and use it on another day if you can’t fit them both in the same day.
** Fun fact: As you are playing the game, the game is already resetting for the next game automatically!
It might help to assign “jobs” to each player.
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owners, the rooms, and more!
** We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but if you'd like more information on the room, feel free to email us.
(If you do decide to try this game, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank 5 Wits Escape (Patriot Place) for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.