Time’s Up: The Pursuit [Review]

Escape-Room-Times-UpLocation: Time’s Up Escape Room, Waneroo (Perth), WA, Australia

Date completed:  January 2017 (5 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 7.5; Difficulty: 5; Atmosphere: 8; Fun: 8

Requirements:

  • Fluent English
  • 2-4 players
  • One player not colour-blind

There is a serial killer spreading fear in Perth. As a special investigation team, you have been led to an apartment by an anonymous caller, tipping you off with the location of the elusive ‘HCK’, as your target is known. It had been 8 months since you last had a lead about him, so you cannot miss the opportunity. You arrive at the address; the door is slightly open. That’s never a good sign. Is his hostage still inside? Once you go check, the door slams. You are trapped! Now, before even thinking of catching the killer, you have to get out alive.

The Pursuit is recommended for up to four players, and that indication is correct. However, as we were meeting some very special friends (the Escape Room Hunters among them 😀 ), Time’s Up allowed us to play with five . How do you think our game went?

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Labyrinth Escape Rooms: Mexican Cartel [Beta Test Review]

LabyrinthLocation: Labyrinth Escape Room, Parramatta (Sydney), NSW, Australia

Date completed:  July 2016 (3 players). Success! The Boss is safe! We have the drugs and guns!

Creativity: 8.5; Difficulty: 6.5; Atmosphere: 8.5; Fun: 9.5.

Requirements:

  • Fluent English
  • 2-8 players
  • 1 team member with full mobility

Ever fancy yourself a member of an organised criminal syndicate? In this exciting escape room from Labyrinth, players take on the role of hardcore enforcers from a Mexican Cartel.  A deal has gone South and the players make their way to a safehouse with a stash. However, trouble follows and a rival cartel ambushes the players at the location, capturing them there. Players have one hour to break out from captivity, retrieve the passport of the boss and escape before the rival cartel members return to execute them in grisly ways.

We were recently invited by Labyrinth to trial Mexican Cartel. After excellent experiences with Insane Asylum and Mad Scientist, we were very curious as to what Labyrinth had to offer! After all, the Mexican drug war isn’t something you normally see for the setting of an escape room. We have certainly never heard of the setting being used before. Mafia? Criminal heists? Sure. Something that reminded me of the movie Sicario? That’s new. We weren’t disappointed either.

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