Escape from the 6 – Firefighter Rescue

Escape from the 6 is located in Oakville, just near Oakville Place and it can be spotted from the QEW.  Since our last visit we have been pumped to return, especially after finding out Dan (GM Andrew’s family member) was a firefighter.  We brought our expert searchers Team Malan (and we’re glad we did).  This time around they had a video to start us out with, that was concise and overall well done.

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

Firefighter Rescue blew us away with the set design and props  (I guess the perks of having Dan onboard, who brought real firefighter equipment).  The room has a nice story progression that takes you in (what I imagine is) the routine-of-a-firefighter.  There are a few nicely done surprises to the room, that will keep puzzlers and non-puzzlers on their toes.

 

Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score:  5.0 out of 5.0

Using too much tech usually works against most rooms and the magic with Firefighter Rescue is that they keep it simple.  The great thing is they add enough to make the room interesting, but use components that are robust in an interesting way.  The tech elements play into the storytelling and add environmental factors, so we were definitely happy to see there were no tech issues.

 

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

Our team had no issues with the puzzles.  The room was a combination of task-based and regular puzzles, with an emphasis on task-based.  The room has a minimum of 4 which we highly recommend for the latter half of the room, and can support a larger group.  It also introduces minor elements of role-based play into the game, which tie nicely into the puzzles.  Overall you should not feel too frustrated, but make sure to bring a highly observant group.

 

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

Gamemasters Andrew and Karly were great to chat with.  It seems that Andrew is already planning out his next room, which we definitely look forward to

The price is $28 / person plus tax, which is reasonable for the experience.

Overall: By far this is one of the best original ideas with impressive set designs in the city.  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS ROOM.


 

For more information check out:

www.escapefromthe6.com
521 North Service Rd E, Unit 2C
Oakville, Ontario
905-884-4441

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