How similar is BoomRaidTM to an escape room?
You can call BoomRaidTM an escape room in the open, but its more closely resembles the so called City Quest and Treasure Hunt. Instead closed in a room, you play outside. The duration is longer than the average escape room and you need to walk. There is no limit to the number of participants in a single game. You can play at any time without the need to sign up or make an appointment. There is no limit to what the players can use in order to solve the riddles.
So what exactly are the riddles?
Each riddle is made up of two halves. The first half directs the teams to where they need to go. The second part asks the teams to find a specific answer that can only be found at that location. Usually the second part starts to make sense once you're at the right location. Note: the riddles are custom made and can not be solved using the internet (but you can try anyway).
Can I see a sample puzzle?
Where is the playing area?
What do I need in order to play?
Not much. Any type of smartphone (don't forget to charge it) and a pair of comfy shoes.
Do I need a car or other type of vehicle?
No. It order to move fast and for your own safety we highly discourage the usage of any vehicles. The game is designed to be played on foot only. And anyways, most of the location will be in pedestrian only areas.
Do I need to book a game upfront?
No. After you compete the payment we'll mail you instructions and a link to start. You can start the game immediately, or anytime you like in the next 12 months. No need to book or call/write us or meet a facilitator. Our recommendation is to play during the daytime.
When and how can I pay for a BoomRaidTM game?
Is there a limit to the number of players in a single game?
No. You pay for a game and it does not matter how many players will participate in it. It depends on you how many people you'll invite. Our recommendation is to keep the team size between 3-5 players so that everyone can actively participate and contribute to the solutions. Share the unique game link from the email we will send you with all the participants so that everyone can see the same progress on their screens.
Can I pay for a BoomRaidTM game and send the link to someone else to play (e.g. as a gift)?
Sure. BoomRaidTM is a perfect gift-experience for a birthday or any other occasion.
Hardly. BoomRaidTM is not more dangerous that a walk in the city center. There are no obstacles, no extreme elements, no need to enter private property. All the locations are public and open 24/7. You need to watch out for vehicles when crossing the streets and to keep hydrated. You can stop anytime you feel something is wrong. We tried to put most of the locations in pedestrian areas, but at the end your safety is your responsibility. If you feel unsure, do not start the game. For more information please read our terms and conditions.
How much physical effort is required to play?
The only physical effort needed is walking to locations in the city at which to look for the answers. On average, it may take you up to 5 kilometers for 3 hour game. Wear a comfy pair of shoes.
Can I play when it's dark outside?
You can play at any time - all the locations are public, open 24/7. However, playing during the nighttime makes the game more challenging. Some of the answers are located at poorly lit places. If you decide to play during the nighttime make sure you have a light source with you - a flashlight, a light from mobile phone.
Is the game suitable for children?
The game is hard for people less than 18 years old. Mostly because the types of riddles and the city navigation. If there are players less than 18 years old, it is mandatory to be accompanied by the same number of adults.
Can I stop the game temporarily?
No. Make sure you have available at your disposal the maximum game duration (3 hours in most of the games) and make sure your phone is fully charged. You can stop whenever and wherever you like - to go to the bathroom, buy a snack, take a rest - but you can't stop the game.
The BoomRaidTM is not suitable for whom?
- For the people who do not want to walk a bit of have challenges moving in a city environment. There is around 5 km. of walking involved.
- For the people who want to reach a guaranteed happy ending. We can't guarantee that. Reaching the final depends on the skills of the team. You can use hints for the difficult puzzles but you still need to go to a specific location and look for the answer there
- For the people who worry about the weather. You are free to start the game whenever you like, but in case the weather turns bad quickly, the game can't be stopped. Check the weather forecast before you tap the START button.
In which cases you can refund the payment (i.e. give me back my money)?
There are two cases in which we will return your money, no questions asked:
- If until 15 days of the purchase of this game you request your money back. This obviously assumes that the game you purchased was not started.
- If during the game you're able to solve three or less puzzles. Maybe this type of game was not right for you - it's perfectly fine by us.
Three hours seems too much for me. Do you have a shorter game?
Three hours is the maximum game time so you feel comfortable. Most teams are faster than that. In some cities we offer shorter games with max duration an hour and a half (similar to the time you play at an escape room). The places you'll visit are 1-2 minutes apart, so there's also not much walking involved. Check the duration and the play area of the games in each city by looking at the upper right part of your screen.