Frequently Asked Questions

Is this an escape room?

No. There is no escaping to be done this day - you and your team of thieves will be competing against other mischievous teams to propose the perfect heist to the Boss. A series of puzzling adventures will put your team's skills to the test.

Do I need to bring anything?

Nope! Everything you need to plan the heist will be provided for you.

What is the structure of the event?

The event check-in starts 15 minutes before the start of the event. There will be approximately 10 minutes of introduction, after which you will be given 75 minutes to plan The Perfect Heist, all leading up to a final challenge. There will be a brief 5 minute wrapup.

How do I sign up as a team?

When booking, you can buy multiple tickets under the same team.

You can also add more team members later by selecting the same team name. Please note that team names are publicly visible, so anyone can join your team if it's not full- be sure to tell your friends to sign up as soon as you've signed up!

How difficult are the puzzles?

We recommend having done one or two puzzle-related activities (an escape room, logic puzzles, etc.) to fully be immersed in the adventure. If you haven't done any of those before, and you're up for a good challenge, we still recommend it!

Above is where we think the difficulty of this challenge lies, with respect to some of our other adventures.

If I'm a member of National Puzzler's League, participate in MIT Mystery Hunt, MUMS, BAPHL, etc., will I enjoy this?

Although the puzzles aren't particularly challenging, we try to make the puzzles clever and entertaining. Sometimes we'll throw in a few twists as well. If you enjoy surprises and/or escape rooms in general, we think you'll have a great time at this event.

Getting Here?

On Saturdays, the 504 stops at Boston - Park Square. The 43 bus stops at Charles St South @ Park Plaza. You should be able to see the Revere Hotel Boston Common on the west side of Charles St.

If taking the MBTA to the event you will want to take the Green Line (B, C, D, or E trains) to Arlington station and then walk south on Arlington street. Turn left on Stuart street, and the Revere Hotel Boston Common will be on your right.

As always, we recommend public transit when travelling anywhere in Downtown Boston. There is a very small number of metered street-side parking near Boston Commons. The hotel has also recommended us a nearby parking garage- you can find more information about it here, and directions here. Unfortunately, we cannot validate parking at this time.

I don't have a team of 7, can I still join?

Yes! Though we don't provide official avenues of forming teams with other players, you could always reach out online to see if others would be interested- a Facebook group Escape Game Enthusiasts of New England might be a good place to start!

If there are incomplete small teams registered on the day of the event- no worries, we'll be combining small teams to make sure teams have a sufficient number of people.

Are there age restrictions/requirements?

We recommend that people under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult.

Will there be shirts?

Of course! We are selling the below shirts for $15 each.

Is there a prize for first place?

Other than fame and glory, not really. Upon request, our photographers will take up to 15 photos of you in the most professional way they know how, and Nancy will write a short Haiku celebrating your victory.

Who is Nancy?

Come and you'll find out.

When is your escape room opening?

Soon! We're hoping Spring 2018.

I have questions not listed here!

Feel free to contact us at hello@boxaroo.me for any inquiries.