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Puzzle Theory - "P.T. Railways: Rebel Run"

Updated: Apr 12

LOCATION:  South Windsor, Connecticut, USA

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📝  ETR DECODER

  • 🔑 GAME: P.T. Railways: Rebel Run

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: May 29, 2021

  • 🎬 GENRE: Heist

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 6 ppl): 5/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 4-10 ppl

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 60 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE: $30.00/ pp (Min. of 4 ppl)

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private

  • 🔓 ESCAPED/ COMPLETED?: Yes


📖 THE STORY

You've been recruited to hijack the most technologically advanced train designed by P.T. Railways. You have one hour to get into the train conductor booth and takeover the train. Maybe your tablet and an advanced AI will help you? Good luck!!


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🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • Puzzle theory cleverly transformed the original floor plan of a narrow hallway and multiple rooms into a train station. The soda machine, handmade wooden train benches and various boxcars really raise the experience to another level. The accent lighting and sound effects also added to the immersion.

  • The storyline for "Rebel Run" was more mission-based and had a clear objective. Half of the challenge was to get onto the train and the other half was to figure out a way to hijack it. We love the added twist to the ending.

  • "Rebel Run" also has a good amount of physical puzzles to challenge the players. Because we needed to gain access to the controls and get on the train, there were various obstacles along the way that required certain skillsets.


🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • Since there's a large space for the group to explore and a lot of the puzzles were non-linear, we found that we only got to experience and visualize parts of the game. Many times we wouldn't know what happened in another area or what triggered what.


🏹 TAKE A SHOT?


This is our 3rd time visiting Puzzle Theory. So far we've played "The Dimension Gate", "The Wizard Realm", "The Jungle Dimension", and "Warehouse 13". P.T. Railways's set design was designed to be replay-able for two separate escape games - "Spectral Rift" and "Rebel Run". It utilizes two different storylines in the same space. We highly recommend trying both games, but in terms of level of difficult, "Rebel Run" is more for beginners with more physical puzzles and "Spectral Rift" has more puzzles and could be a bit more challenging because of that.


** Puzzle Theory recently opened their new axe-throwing company - "Stumpy's Hatchet House" in Manchester, Connecticut (10 min drive away). You can definitely plan an entire day with friends at their locations with the entertainment options that they currently offer.


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


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