GuReview - Operation Dive-The Submarine

New York, US

by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo


Game Played On: Sunday, 30th June 2019

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: Excellent

Several trains and buses are nearby. Prime midtown location.

Parking: Street parking – some , Paid parking, next to the venue

Try to come on Sundays, else parking can cost $30+ at the nearby lot.

Overview Notes:

Public booking game.

The Venue   

Venue / Lobby Info:

Once in the building, take an elevator up to the venue's lobby. It's a bit stark and plain compared to other Escape Room venues, and it's a bit tight if there's multiple teams waiting. I recommend meeting elsewhere prior to game time.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: No

Notes for People with Disabilities:

Call ahead prior to booking.

The Game   

Game Introduction: Reactivate an old submarine and prevent NYC from being attacked!

Operator Intro: Interesting

Theme: Military

Narrative: Military Operations

Main room first glance: OK

We find ourselves inside of a 'submarine' - a small, cozy, submarine. The set feels a bit dated and lackluster, but it works.

Flow: Very Good and coherent flow

Mostly linear with some side puzzles, there is enough going on to keep two groups of active puzzlers engaged within the experience.

Puzzles: Some of them were great (matched promised level)

What this game didn't achieve in set design, it made up for with some of it's puzzles. They had some really interesting takes on commonly seen puzzles, and some unique ones. Everything stayed on theme!

Game Strengths:

Puzzles stayed on theme - Unique game play

Game Weaknesses:

Small room for the amount of people inside - set looked aged and needs updating

Hints & Clues, Debrief   

Method: Other

Quality: Good (things made sense)

Closure & Debrief: Very Good

Final Thoughts:

Operation Dive is a family friendly, solid puzzle filled adventure for those seeking an Escape Room experience in Midtown Manhattan.

Did You Escape: Yes


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