S.Caper’s Break Out Zone – Kaboom Room – 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 a bit different.

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

Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level): – Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 2.5 of 5.0

The story starts off that you are trapped in a room and have to disarm a bomb.  The Kaboom room is your standard bare bones office with random props through the room.  Its definitely a grade above dollar store, but we don’t feel alot of the props in the room help sell the story.  Add in the fact that you play the room in the dark doesn’t help.

Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score:  2.0 of 5.0

The major tech component was the bomb and really there wasn’t much else in the room.  The unfortunate thing for us was the bomb had an issue.  Even though we had the right combination for the bomb, it didn’t disarm.  The GM came and confirmed it was a problem with the device.   This definitely put a fizzle on the highlight of the room.

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

*MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS* Unfortunately there are quite a few puzzles that depend on keen observation skills in a dark room.  Normally this would be ok, however we only had 1 (not so great) flashlight between the two of us.  The puzzles required a number of hints to complete the room (one hint was whether we had the final disarm code right).

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

The GM was business focused, yet friendly.  She was focused on getting us in the room and into the next as fast as possible (we booked back-to-back games).

The current price is $20 per person.  For a small-town room this is average priced, but definitely high by Toronto standards.

Overall: We were a bit disappointed with this room after the great time we had in their Old Western Jail.  There are a few quick fixes they could do to make the experience better, but overall we wouldn’t recommend it.
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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