GuReview - Tomb

Plymouth Meeting, US

by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo


Game Played On: Saturday, 28th July 2018

Recommended Team Size: 3-5 Players

Kid Friendly: Yes

Game Duration: <=30 Min.

Booking Method: Walk In

Start Time: On Time

Who is this for: Families, Enthusiasts, Beginners, Thrill Seekers, First date, Other

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: Some

We saw some buses that go from Philadelphia direct to Plymouth Meeting mall.

Parking: Venue Free Parking

Large mall parking lot

Overview Notes:

5 Wits is an adventure experience / escape room with task based, children-friendly sets. Their games are designed to have multiple difficulties based on the players.

The Venue   

Venue / Lobby Info:

The lobby had props, t-shirts, and random items for sale. There is no available seating. Upon entry to the venue, you notice the three doors 'leading to each adventure' as well as a token box next to the door. Upon entry, you purchase the tokens for the adventures you wish to play, and stand by the door for the next adventure to begin.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: No

Notes for People with Disabilities:

There is no seating available in the lobby, but staff will grab you a chair from the back if you need to sit. All rooms are built to be ADA compliant.

The Game   

Game Introduction: A video introduction is played, and your first task is finding your way into the Tomb!

Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story

Theme: Adventure

Narrative: Be an Adventurer

Main room first glance: Wow!

Upon entry to the Tomb.. you are blown away by a beautiful set design worthy of being in a theme park or movie set. In the North East US, there is no other comparable experience. It is overwhelming and beautiful to experience.

Flow: Excellent flow - flawless and coherent

The flow is directed by the game and players in front of you - some puzzles will be longer in order to allow for the group ahead of you to finish their experience. Each game 'room' is treated as a separate mission - there is no going 'back' once you move forward.

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

The tomb requires players to be fast visual thinkers and able to hear note variations. Each puzzle is designed to keep 4 players fully engaged throughout the entire experience. There are two puzzle elements that require a tall(ish) player.

Game Strengths:

Amazing set design - beautiful game flow - accessible to most players - affordable - cathartic ending

Game Weaknesses:

Towards the end of the mission, the puzzles become much easier than in prior rooms, with less 'meat' and more theatrics.

Hints & Clues, Debrief   

Method: Other

Quality: OK

Closure & Debrief: Excellent (Catharsis)

Final Thoughts:

5 Wits is the Escape Room Industry's answer to where ER's should be heading. With the ability for up to 36 players per hour per game, 5 Wits keeps the experience affordable, accessible, and enjoyable, while setting the standard of expectation for future games very high. For a small fee (~$5) you can have a private experience instead of a public game. If you are travelling to the North East US, make sure to visit a 5 Wits location. Please note: some locations have the same games, check their website!

Did You Escape: Yes


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