Variety of puzzles 3.5/5 Originality of puzzles 5/5
Pre-game atmosphere 3/5 Difficulty 3/5
Overview – This experience wasn’t quite as packed with puzzles as our other plays of the day but there was still room for a lot of originality and the big puzzle (you’ll know it when you see it!) was very impressive and very thoughtfully planned out.
It’s 1926 here in Chicago, and depression is still rife. Jobs are few and far between and the Prohibition has been in force for six years now. Everyone still drinks, nothin’ has changed. But now the mob control the streets, the supply and the money. The influence of the Outfit is far reaching. Most of the cops are even under their control. Who can put them in the joint? You can, that’s who.
The Commissioner has put together a special task force of straight, trusted cops and you’re on the team. You’ve spent the last few months infiltrating their network and now tonight is the night to get the evidence you need to put them away forever. But it won’t be easy, your cover might be blown!
Do you have what it takes?
Team – Ster, Ni, Simon, Stu
(Reviewed by Ster)
Having spent the whole day hanging around here, we really enjoyed the opportunity to have a decent chat with our host after this game. It’s really great to see how passionate everyone here is about their escape adventures we left feeling very excited for their next offering.
At the start this room didn’t seem quite as impressive as the others. Due to the theme, we began our adventure in an office area, which is a pretty standard escape room set up. Of course, things derailed from the norm pretty quickly and we were soon knee deep in a bootlegging enterprise that had us pulling at beer taps and running up and down some shady looking concrete stairs while arguing about what the lights might mean and whether we had missed something obviously earlier on.
There were a few things in here to get stuck on and we wasted quite a few minutes faffing with a puzzle that we didn’t actually have all of the components to solve yet and also attempting to manufacture a solution to a puzzle using shoddily fastened together pieces of other puzzles. It goes without saying that we failed but I like to think that we gave our host something to laugh at as she watched us flailing about in incompetence.
The originality of the puzzles, as with all of the experiences at Tulley’s Farm, were a massive part of our enjoyment and there was a great variety of different things to do. It was our quickest escape of the day and, despite their official ratings, I think we found it slightly easier than the others, but that could just have been because we were well warmed up to escaping by this point!
Escape Time – 35:40