- Played July 2018
- Foxborough, MA
- 60 minutes
- up to 12 players
- $19.99 for one room or $24.99 for two
- Parental discretion for children under 7. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
- What People Say
Our first stop on our Boston trip was to the 5 Wits located at the Patriots stadium complex in Foxborough. The location is a bit out of the way but easy to find and there is tons of parking and enough restaurants and shops to keep you busy for the afternoon. Inside, you can find ample seating, light refreshments, lockers and a very reasonably priced retail area. The staff was also incredibly friendly and efficient. The employee at the counter described our “mission” and gave us some mission essentials to use later. Overall, the pre-room experience was above average to excellent and it seamlessly transitioned us right into the room.
The room itself was unique as it was difficult for us to determine when the game actually started. We were directed from the front desk to check out a storefront located 10 ft away. This is where the room diverges from many of the other rooms we have experienced. We were greeted by a “store employee” who was busy working and interacting with us as any employee would but turns out is actually a part of our game. Sure, we’ve seen actors used in rooms before usually as a type of prop. Here the actor is used at a level we haven’t seen before. It created a natural transition into the story and action of the room, raising the immersion level to a point rarely achieved by other rooms. At times, it felt weird to have another person we didn’t know as a part of our team but they left us to work the puzzles and clues by ourselves, only interjecting when necessary or when pertinent to the story. At other times, it felt just a tad cheesy and over the top. However, the addition of the actor really added something to the game play, keeping us immersed in the story and the action. We really felt like secret agents!
The set design for this room was amazing with some pretty spectacular surprises that will have you saying, “How on earth did they do that?!” There are a few elements that don’t exactly fit in with some of the more spectacular designs, such as loose props, cheap materials used in a few areas, etc. However, the overall impression is of a superior quality room with outstanding use of technology that delivers some jaw-dropping moments.
The puzzles in the room are typical of this type of automated room design. They aren’t meant to be super difficult. This is more of an adventure room than a traditional escape room. If you’re a person that thrives on the challenge of puzzles, this room is not for you. No matter what, you will make it to the end of the room and thus the conclusion of the story. The fact that you can progress through the room so effortlessly makes it ideal for families, teens, those new to escape rooms or those just interested in a good immersive adventure. One caveat, for those that are easily motion sick, this room might not be for you.
Overall, this room was fantastic. It was one of our favorite rooms from our Boston trip for the immersion and set design alone. The actor was a great addition and really brought something unique to the experience. Were we challenged? Not really, but our experience was like no other and that is saying something. If you’re in the Boston area, definitely stop by 5 Wits and unleash your hidden spy skills.