REMOTE: The Escape Game (Columbus) - "The Heist"
Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Videos/ Photos provided by The Escape Game
Company: The Escape Game
Game: The Heist
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Remote Escape Room 🗣
Date Played: 5/29/2020
Difficulty (based on 4 players): 7/10
Size of Team: 3-7 Players
Time: 60 Minutes
Price: $25 (+ tax) per person
We have always been a fan of escape rooms at The Escape Game. Their physical locations always felt professional yet welcoming. This was our first remote escape room experience with them and we attempted "The Heist". Our mission was to break into Vincent Hahn's office and retrieve a stolen painting.
After a nice intro video, we were given detailed instructions on how to use the inventory list. It was a clean interface and pretty easy to use. There were times when we felt a delay in items being transferred in and out of the list but according to the game master it was because we were solving the puzzles too quickly. Because of that, I'm going to let the "lag" issue slide. Our one suggestion would be to expand the inventory list longer so items can appear on one page instead of us having to click the left and right to search for the items.
This was one of their older rooms but we were surprised at how well it was maintained. We always loved the "secrets" The Escape Game usually provide during their game designs and this room was no exception. Even though the room doesn't feel as large in terms of sq. ft., they fully utilized the space to make us feel like we were going through different scenes. Other than this experience, they also have "Gold Rush" which won our Bullseye Award in 2019 and their newest room "Ruins: Forbidden Treasure" which we are very tempted to try!
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank The Escape Game for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.