Escape Jack The Ripper

Try to escape Jack the Ripper and reveal his true Identity!
Company: MindEscape

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Duration: 60 minutes.
Price: $30 per person.
Group size: 2-8.
Difficulty: Hard.
Great for: Recommended for new and experienced players.
Awesome time: Guaranteed!

Audience
  • Special Events
  • Friends & Family
  • Team Building
  • Dating
  • Students
  • Gamers
  • Tourists
Difficulty Group
  • Kids and Family
  • Advanced
  • Beginners
Parking
  • Street
Payment Methods
  • Credit Card
  • Cash

Difficulty Level

7
Lighting
Physicality
Intensity
Fear Factor

The Story

It is the autumn of 1888, roaming the streets of London’s east end is the notorious serial killer “Jack the Ripper.” His shadow of terror sweeps through the dark cobblestone streets and alleys of one of the darkest slums in London. You are a group of detectives that were tasked to find out the identity of the serial killer. After accepting the mission, you go out with your group to a local pub and are offered a drink by a mysterious stranger. Next thing you know, you wake up to darkness with little recollection of how you got there… You may have only one chance to save your life and complete your mission!

What Is The Secret To Success ?

Communication, Team work, looking for clues and connecting objects together

Pricing

Player price
$30
Player price
$30

More Information

Number of Players:

2 to 8

Room Accepted Currency:

USD

Minimum Age:

16

Minimum Age With Adults:

16

Game Duration in Minutes:

60

Opened On:

03/2018

GuReview - Escape Jack The Ripper

by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo

Overview


Game Played On: Sunday, 29th July 2018

Recommended Team Size: 2-4 Players

Kid Friendly: Yes

Game Duration: 60 Min.

Booking Method: Online

Start Time: On Time

Who is this for: Families, Beginners, Searchers

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: Some

Parking: Street parking – some

We parked at the meter outside. There was ample parking in the near vicinity.

Overview Notes:

I would not recommend more than 4 players within this experience due to game flow. While there are some dark themes, families with kids 12+ should be OK. Please note you are blindfolded and shackled to begin this experience.

The Venue   


Venue / Lobby Info:

Walking down the long ramp to the garden level / basement entrance, we found ourselves in a clean, modern looking lobby. With the glass fronts, ample daylight entered the space, making us forget we had to go down to enter the venue. There was ample seating (and pillows!) throughout the lobby, making a comfortable waiting area for 6-8 players.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: No

Notes for People with Disabilities:

Call prior to booking. Must be comfortable in dark spaces.

The Game   


Game Introduction: We are investigating Jack the Ripper... now we need to escape before we become the next victim!

Operator Intro: Interesting

Theme: Investigation, Crime, Mystery,_crime, mystery

Narrative: Escape a Specific Unpleasant Place

Main room first glance: OK

We are shackled and blindfolded within the main room. Without giving the game away, please note you are playing in a dim/dark space for roughly half the experience.

Flow: Good Flow - one thing leads to another. Sometime not clear

Mostly linear in nature, this experience slowly unfolds, sharing the story of Jack the Ripper and his victims. It's a beautifully paced and elegantly staged take on the story.

Puzzles: Good puzzles

Some of the puzzles were on theme, and the amount of thought was impressive. Other puzzles had some great ideas, but could have been implemented in better ways. One puzzle had issues in games prior to us playing, with several instructions being given on how to operate/solve this single puzzle within the room (thankfully!).

Game Strengths:

Unique take on very popular themes - narrative makes sense - some puzzles were great

Game Weaknesses:

Room felt old / outdated (needs a refresh!) - We had too many people for this linear experience (book no more than 4) - MindEscape advertises as not needing to know English for their rooms, but this room requires a significant amount of reading/understanding English (in the dark) - More light sources should be provided

Hints & Clues, Debrief   


Method: Other

Quality: Good (things made sense)

Closure & Debrief: Very Good

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Final Thoughts:

MindEscape delivers a mystery/spooky take on the investigation side of Jack the Ripper. We went into the experience thinking we were going to find ourselves in a horror room, and were pleasantly surprised to unfold a playable narrative. To get the most out of this experience, be sure to book with no more than 4 players.

Did You Escape: Yes

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