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Komnata Quest ‘The Robbery That Changed the World’ Review

Game: The Robbery That Changed the World
Company: Komnata Quest 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Date Played: July, 2017
Team Size: 2 – 6 players
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $28 per ticket
Story
Your team was hired to recover a very important package. You must figure out a way to successfully break in and avoid alarms in order to keep from getting caught. 
Puzzles

Similar to most Komnata rooms, Robbery is more task-based and light on puzzles. There were many props throughout that would have been great opportunities to force us to work through riddles to obtain codes, etc. Instead, the game almost seemed to do the work for us rather than give us the chance to solve things on our own. 

Production Value/Immersion:

Also typical to Komnata, production and set were well-executed. The room is very active, as advertised and we really felt as though we were immersed within the story of a heist. 

Highlights

The game begins in a van where your boss explains your objective and you are provided with the necessary tools to perform your task. This was exciting and did a good job of setting up the story. The room progression was fluid and logical, leading up to a solid climax at the end.

It is also worth noting that the tech in the game functioned well. It was easy to work with and dummy-proof. All props were well-secured and wires were well-concealed. 

Shortcomings

While the game was exciting and active, from a puzzle-perspective, it left us wanting more. We seemed to move quickly through each room and would have liked to have had to work through a bit more riddles in order to recover answers. 

The end game puzzle was good but was not really designed for all of us to work on. There was plenty of space and props within that section that could have been better utilized during that final puzzle.  

This Room is a Good Match for
This room would be good for smaller groups of players. We played with a group of five, but we believe that the room would be a good fit for two to four people. 
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