After taking on two very unique themes at The Panic Rooms, we played a mafia office based game, but would it stand out over the many other similar rooms?
“You will be Infiltrating the den of the notorious mafia boss “Don Romano”, with a vast resume of crimes against him it is finally time to take him down once and for all!
The chancellor’s daughter has been murdered, she had been seeing Don Romano for the past year and we believe he is the culprit.
No time for a warrant! You and your team will need to break in, turn the place over and gather evidence of all of his crimes. He is an extremely paranoid man who kept everything locked up tight which is why he has evaded prison this long. Gather your team to gather your evidence and escape before he returns or you may end up sleeping with the fishes.”
The game starts in quite a bare room before you break into The Don’s office, which is nicely decorated and looks the real deal. There’s plenty of props and furniture that are nicely in theme, as well as a window with a lovely view…
Mafia themed rooms are quite common (although maybe not as common as science labs), so you sometimes find this type of room a bit tiring. However, ‘The Don’ has some great, unique twists and surprises that makes it stand out over the others.
There’s some searching required with some great hiding places, and some unique puzzles, which, three games in, we were sensing was a recurring theme in The Panic Room’s games. There was one big central puzzle that took us several attempts to make sense of, let alone get right. We did eventually get there, but it was a challenging one that definitely required some concentration and patience.
Overall, another solid game from The Panic Room, that takes a common theme and turns it into something much more unique.
Host: Our host was Laura, who did a great job, and we had a laugh with afterwards. The Panic Room has a great team of hosts, who are all very enthusiastic and personal. It’s a great touch for such a big company.
Clue System: Clues were delivered via a screen disguised as a grandfather clock.
Success? Yes, we escaped in 47:14