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First time - great time

We did sabotage the enigma and for many of us this was our first go at an escape room and it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nomad07191530598
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Our Best Escape Room Experience

Our group of four had a great time in the "Sabotage the Enigma" room. The puzzles are challenging... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Imeldy
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Amazing historical-theatrical escape room games! Our first two games, 'Rescue the White Rose' and 'Sabotage the Enigma' are based on the history of the underground resistance group the White Rose, active in Germany in 1942-3.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did sabotage the enigma and for many of us this was our first go at an escape room and it was everything we could have wanted. 6 of us always had things to do, the hosts were helpful when they needed to be and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nomad07191530598
PatrickL5488, Owner at Second Telling Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much! You guys were a lot of fun and we loved the way you got into the story! Hope you enjoy many more escape rooms around Sydney!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of four had a great time in the "Sabotage the Enigma" room. The puzzles are challenging without being too ridiculous and if you do get stuck the host will give you some hints.The room and props were well designed, which added to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Imeldy
PatrickL5488, Owner at Second Telling Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your thoughtful review! It was a pleasure to welcome your group and personalise the game for the birthday man, and we hope we'll see you back one day for Rescue the White Rose!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most detailed and refined escape rooms we have ever experienced. With historically accurate settings, these rooms have an atmosphere that immerses participants in the WW2 era, whilst providing an enigmatic challenge like no other. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: November 2018
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PatrickL5488, Owner at Second Telling Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much, Jim! We really appreciate your taking the time to leave us a review, and we're glad you got a lot out of the historical side of the games! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went as 4 adults and 2 children. Host was extremely helpful. The room itself was a great challenge. Whenever we felt we were completely lost they assisted us with small suggestions to get us back on track. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Varghese M
PatrickL5488, Owner at Second Telling Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate your taking the time to write a review for us, Varghese! We're very glad you enjoyed the game, too :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly and nice, and they made the experience extremely entertaining. My girlfriend and I had a blast solving the puzzles. Although it was a bit frantic with two people, we still managed to do it (with the help of some hints)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kenneth G
PatrickL5488, Owner at Second Telling Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much Kenneth! You two were a great team, and we're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend are new to escape rooms so we were really thankful to have such friendly and supportive staff greet us at the door. Though the start was a little chaotic from a late running previous group's game, they were still very attentive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gian P
PatrickL5488, Owner at Second Telling Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much, Gian! Glad you enjoyed your game and that your gamemaster added to the experience! :)

Reviewed November 3, 2018

We went here for my boyfriend's birthday. Patrick was so kind and really took care of our experience. We had such a wonderful first experience of an escape room! Would recommend!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AnnaA4684
PatrickL5488, Owner at Second Telling Missions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much Anna! We appreciate it! :)

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Great first time experience. Staff were amazing and the room was themed well. Puzzles were challenging but solvable. Would recommend this place in a heartbeat. We will be back to do the other room for sure!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jae B
PatrickL5488, Owner at Second Telling Missions, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Thanks Jae! We're always happy to give first-time players a good experience so that they go on to play a whole bunch more escape rooms! Looking forward to seeing you back!

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience at Second Telling Missions, for most of us it was our first experience of an escape room, and we all enjoyed it immensely!! Will definitely be going again :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matthew S
PatrickL5488, Owner at Second Telling Missions, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks very much, Matthew! Hope we see you again, and we hope you get a chance to check out many of the other great escape rooms around Sydney!

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

My son had his 13th birthday party here with friends and they had a great time. Lots of puzzles with a mixture of difficulties that required only a couple of helpful hints to escape. Dad was in there as well to help out but they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PatrickL5488, Owner at Second Telling Missions, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thank you very much Emma for your lovely review. It was very sweet to have your family in and help to celebrate your son's birthday, and we hope we'll see you back for Sabotage the Enigma. We're always thinking of new game ideas, but we...More

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