Red Fox Escapes - "The Heist"
Updated: Jan 6
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* Please note we went to the location pre-pandemic and above are the information for back then. Please check on their website for their recent policy on booking type and pricing.
📖 THE STORY
Today is the day. Our team had been planning for a long time to infiltrate a private art gallery in Back Bay, home to the world's largest diamond. If we succeed, we'll be set for the rest of our lives. This next 60 minutes will determine our fate.
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
Red Fox Escapes concept of designing an escape room always consist of a beginning and an end. In some of the other heist themed rooms we've played, we didn't feel that we were thieves trying to break in to a place nor was there an escape plan for the ending. The physical puzzles were the highlights for us with this game. From how we planned the break in to the sudden "surprises" in the process to the big finale, it was was all carefully planned out.
We've played another heist themed game at Clue Chase that had a similar idea in terms of placing prized possessions in display cases. Once you solved a puzzle, you would be awarded with a prize. We really liked this type of concept as it deviated from the normal ideas of a door opening or clue revealing. As a player, it felt like constant "pat on the backs" instead of having to wait till the end for that final win.
Red Fox Escape's signature was always giving us that "wow" moment during the game and this time it was the finale. It made us feel the urgency of the situation and we even felt a bit of sweat as the time was counting down. If we got caught this would've been for nothing. In the end, we completed the game with the three of us but once again it was not an easy task.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
There was one puzzle that we had to take a hint on. It was quite difficult as is for some people but they also added a visual aspect to it that made it even harder. One other puzzle also took a lot of time to solve due to visualization. It felt like there were a few repetitive puzzle designs that focused on the visual elements. It would be great to see more variations.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
We've been a fan of Red Fox Escapes since we played their "The UBoat". This room was no exception. These rooms are great for beginners to tackle with a big team or enthusiasts to come take on the challenge with a smaller group. If you want to experience the life of a thief and take a stab at stealing the world's largest diamond, take a trip to MA now! Don't forget to take advantage of the current situation where all of their games are private.
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Disclosure: We thank Red Fox Escapes for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.