S.Caper’s Break Out Zone – Escape the 80’s – Retired

S.Caper’s Break Out Zone is located in Whitby just off Consumer’s Drive.  As the story goes, we ran out of escapes to do in the city (again) and decided to make a small trek out of town.  We decided to revisit S.Caper’s given our positive experience the first time around.  This time was … different.

*** This room has been retired ****

Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level): – Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 3.0 of 5.0

Escape the 80’s starts and ends off in a room with random props that look like they could be from the 80’s and furniture that is probably as old.  Just like the Kaboom Room, its not terrible but nothing exciting at the same time.

Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score:  2.5 of 5.0

In short there is nothing remarkable to note about the room.  There was a nice piece of tech that was a definite throwback to 80’s tech, but otherwise it was lock-box city.

Intuitive (aka Frustration Level):  Was it solvable? or Did you have to be inside the creators mind to solve it?
Score:  0 of 5.0

*MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*  Like the Kaboom room, this room was a dark room that depended on keen observational skills and a single flashlight.  There was a few cases of assumed knowledge (when a puzzle assumes you have outside knowledge to complete it, with no clues or reference material) and destructible puzzles (puzzles that cannot be solved unless it was used in the original sequence).  These are the usual suspects of bad puzzle design because they require incredible logical leaps or a hint from the GM (which we were using quite often).

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

The GM was business focused, yet friendly.

The current price is $20 per person.  To be fair we wouldn’t advise playing it.

Overall: This was our first experience into a 1980’s room and hopefully our worst.  Save your $20 and get your 80’s nostalgia elsewhere.

For more information check out:

http://www.s-capers.com/

111 Industrial Dr., Suite 31
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 5Z9
(289)-992-7330

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