Mission Possible – Mafia Madness
Mission Possible is located in Burlington in a commercial complex just off the highway. We were on our way back from Brantford with the #REDivas and decided to pop by to do a room. At the time of our visit they had only been open for a month or so, but the GM’s were excited to show their stuff. After a quick sign-in process the showed us the intro video.
Creativity and Design: Did it sell the story / theme?
Summary: If discount family restaurant was the goal, it hit the spot.
+ Half of the set design was reminiscent of a small family restaurant
– The other half was sort-of-not-really a kitchen, needs polish
+ The intro story and theme was unique
– the intro video definitely needs some upgrades
Bells and Whistles: Was it more than lockboxes?
Summary: Nothing outstanding to point out, a simple gen-1 room.
+ One fun/simple mechanical puzzle, other than that it was straightforward gen 1
Intuitive: Did you have to be inside the designer’s mind to solve it?
Summary: The difficulty was pitched well and most new players should be able to escape.
+ Most of the puzzles were solvable with no hints
+ Responsive Hint system: Walkie Talkie call-in
– puzzle to story integration felt very random at times, especially the beginning.
Staff Support/Price : Were they friendly? Were they helpful? What was the Damage?
The Gamemasters were great to chat with. It seems they have a good team of people in the background with a good grasp on what makes a fun room.
The price is $25 + tax / person, which for new players may be a fun experience.
Overall: A fun, yet simple room. If you are looking for a quick fix out of Toronto Mafia Madness might do the trick. However if you’re tried the city’s best, you might be left wanting for more.
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