Expedition Escape Rooms: Mission: Identity [Review]

Location: Expedition Escape Rooms, Civic (Canberra CBD), ACT, Australia

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Date completed:  October 2016 (2 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 8 Difficulty: 8.5 (for two players); Atmosphere: 8; Fun: 8.

Requirements:

  • Fluent English
  • 2-6 players

And so we found ourselves again in one of the harder rooms we played in our one year and half of escaping. Mission: Identity at Expedition Escape Rooms is a revamp of Mission: Possible, designed originally by RUSH from Melbourne. The first impression we had when entering the place is that it felt grittier than the original – which was actually a good thing. This one looks more like a bank vault than the original. Less fancy, but more realistic.

The story is slightly different too: you have been a secret agent for years, and now you have realized that your history, your past and everything you knew about yourself was a lie. Your real documents are locked in a vault and you finally found out how to infiltrate it. The challenge is to locate the documents and get out before the breach is discovered.

In Melbourne, we failed. In Canberra, we succeeded – with a lot of time to spare! Not only because we were familiar with some puzzles, but hey, we got a bit better at escaping in the meantime! It was so much fun to break all those puzzles that had once defeated us!

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Expedition Escape Rooms: Da Vinci’s Secrets [Review]

Location: Expedition Escape Rooms, Civic (Canberra CBD), ACT, Australia

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Date completed:  October 2016 (2 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 8.5; Difficulty: 7; Atmosphere: 8.5; Fun: 9

Requirements:

  • Fluent English
  • 2-6 players

With only one hour to find a secret map containing the location of Da Vinci’s never before seen inventions, players are thrust into a race against a nefarious evil power who also seeks to gain this most prestigious and mysterious of prizes.

Da Vinci’s Secrets is Expedition Escape Room’s fast paced adaptation of RUSH’s Da Vinci Down Under from Melbourne, albeit with minor alterations.

We recently took advantage of a limited time discount deal with Expedition to revisit this escape room and see how Canberra’s newest escape venue performed. We were not disappointed!

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