After escaping our first room of the day, we had a very quick two minute break and jumped right into our next Tulleys experience.
In places such as the Facebook enthusiasts group, Tulleys gets praised and spoken about a lot (quite rightly too), but with constant mentions of Nethercott, Dodge and Mutiny, it’s all too easy to forget about The Outfitters. We very nearly didn’t book to play this one, but in the end we made sure we included it in our big one day binge.
“It’s 1926 here in Chicago, and depression is still rife. Jobs are few and far between and the Prohibition has been in force for six years now. Everyone still drinks, nothin’ has changed. But now the mob control the streets, the supply and the money. The influence of the Outfit is far reaching. Most of the cops are even under their control. Who can put them in the joint? You can, that’s who.
The Commissioner has put together a special task force of straight, trusted cops and you’re on the team. You’ve spent the last few months infiltrating their network and now tonight is the night to get the evidence you need to put them away forever. But it won’t be easy, your cover might be blown!
Do you have what it takes?”
It’s great that the game story doesn’t give away too much about the actual setting, meaning you go in with a good sense of intrigue as to what you’re going to face for the next hour. The one thing I’ll say is that the game starts in a tailors, but after that…
We spent nearly a full hour in here, moving constantly from puzzle to puzzle in another expansive, well-designed set – something that is consistent throughout every single Tulleys game.
This is probably the most “traditional escape room” style game at Tulleys, but it’s still quite far off from being just that. The puzzles were innovative, and well designed to fit well within the game’s theme, and varied nicely from being simple ones that you could race through, to those that present more of a challenge, and need a couple of people to gather round and have a good think.
Overall, this was another great game, and although I can see why it doesn’t get as much of a mention as the other three at Tulleys, I can very much recommend giving this a go when you visit. A very fun hour well spent!
Host: Our hosts were Niamh and Abby who were great with well-timed clues.
Clue System: I think clues were delivered via a screen, although I have to admit it’s been over two months since playing, and I can’t be 100% sure!
Success? Yes, we escaped with 1:26 remaining on the clock, giving us that big adrenaline filled rush at the end of the game.