March 6, 2017

Limitless Escape Games: Bank Heist Diamond of Destiny, Livermore (CA)

We brought two total noobs to Limitless Escape!
This brand new room opened to the public a few weeks ago and we were excited to see what Limitless Escape Games had to bring to the table. We played the Bank Heist room two weeks after it opened (fits up to 10 people). We decided to bring along some friends who had never played an escape room before.

Pros: Friendly owner and staff and a few interesting puzzles that we did not see before. Our noobies enjoyed the experience.

Cons: Felt like it should be a room for four people as there was not enough for six people to do (the room would physically be tight for 10 people...). The flow of some hints felt random and one part in particular took away from the immersiveness of an escape room. No spoilers: That one part was a code lock that after three attempts, you had to talk to the monitor and tell him all your subsequent guesses. This becomes tedious as you constantly have to talk to the screen and hope the monitor is watching which detracts from the play. Why not just let people try codes as they please?

Given the newness of the room, there is likely some fine tuning going on so. I think that this room may be fine for beginners who have no experience as the novelty of the genre is pretty cool.

We were told that the Sherlock Room was more complex so I am assuming that that room is probably a better experience overall.
  • Set/room design: sparse and somewhat tight
  • Technology/automation: Gen-1 (low tech)
  • Difficulty: Not for beginners although they are good with moving you along if you are stuck
  • Price: $30/person, 10% discount if you book 10 people
  • Number of players: 4-10, open to the public (we recommend 4)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Overall Rating: 
See their website here: http://www.limitlessescapegames.com/

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