Breakout Team Adventures – Assassin’s Suite/Hangover

Breakout Team Adventures is located in Scarborough, and is quite honestly is hard to find.  Assassin’s Suite has gone through a few variations and it was eventually renamed to the Hangover.  To give you a little history we have come back to this location a number of times to try Assassin’s suite in its variations (we played version 1.0 and 2.0).  After hearing about a really different experience with the Hangover (from our fellow reviewer Cara) we decided to do a accumulative review (so this might get a bit confusing).

However even with our scores of Assassin Suite v2.0 keep in mind that it is currently the Hangover (and we do trust Cara’s opinion), so these scores are reflective of her experience.

Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level):
– Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 4.5 of 5.0

Assassin’s Suite ver 1.0, 2.0 and Hangover don’t disappoint with its set design.  Much like Liberty Squad, the room is beautifully set and well furnished.  There were a couple of random elements that were dealt with moving from v1.0 to v2.0, which improved the experience.  However the story was changed from v2.0 to Hangover which made one particular ‘tool’ stands out like a sore thumb.

Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score:Assassin’s Suite v2.0: 4.0 of 5.0,  Hangover: 1.5 of 5.0

Tech is where the room gets a bit messy.

Assassin’s Suite v1.0 was a nightmare, there were many problems with remote devices in the room.  Assassin’s Suite v2.0 was much better as they cleaned up the remote device issues, but traded it with a ‘tool’ issue that kept jamming ( which required us to call in for help).  Thankfully there weren’t any safety issues.

In Hangover we learned that there were more technical issues with the ‘tool’, remote devices and an electronic trigger.  It seems the problems we saw in version 1.0 have come back to this “nightmare mode”.

Intuitive (aka Frustration Level):  Was it solvable? or Did you have to be inside the creators mind to solve it?
Score: 1.0-2.5 of 5.0

Overall the room has a number of task-based puzzles that rely on working tech.  When they work its a decent room, but when they don’t it’s difficult in the wrong ways. The other puzzles aren’t difficult and so you won’t need more than 4 people to complete the room.

Based on Cara’s experience the hint system wasn’t effective because they didn’t respond to her calling them.

Staff Support/Price :
Were they friendly? Were they helpful? What was the Damage?

The management at Breakout Team Adventures are great people, however I would have to say their staff needs… polish.  Based on comments on Hangover and our own experience with Assassin’s Suite they seemed to be misinformed about the room specifics and also not so enthusiastic about the room.

The current price is $19.99/Person (and a special price for groups and mondays).

Overall:  We had high hopes for Assassin’s Suite especially after Liberty Squad.  Unforunately it falls a bit flat, we hope to see that magic again with a new room.

For more information check out:
705 Progress Ave. Unit 44
Toronto, ON. M1H2X1