|Address:||202 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035, USA|
|Working:||Closed 10AM–8PM 10AM–8PM 10AM–8PM 10AM–10PM 10AM–10PM 10AM–7PM|
My staff and I came here as part of our holiday party (yes, we know its months late). While we collectively had fun as a group, I was slightly underwhelmed by the complexity of the puzzles. The individual leading us through the submarine in the "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" tended to give away a little bit too much information which over simplified the challenge. If you have any understanding of geography or music (or have experience with puzzle based video games), it was fairly simple to figure out one of the rooms without any guidance. The person leading us through the spy mission seemed to be challenged with a more focused group who was less eager to run around like children. Although I wasnt expecting great acting, there should be a little variance in how these events are run between an adults and childrens group. I honestly had more fun trying to find security cameras in each room, and trying to find other things in the experiences. I was expecting less of the staff member integrating themselves into the group, and more of the group figuring their way through the puzzles. The overall atmosphere was very fitting for both of the stories and definitely helped with the immersive experience. I have to say I was fairly impressed with both sets. Would I do this again? Eh. Maybe. Id be more likely to do so if it didnt cost $25 a person.
This was so fun! I did both the Espionage and 20,000 Leagues attractions. The former took slightly under an hour, and the later took about an hour. Due to the rain, I was the only one there for both - so my experiences may not reflect your own. I thought the Espionage one was the most inventive, even though parts were obviously for a younger crowd. I loved the bug sweeper part, and the guy was a great actor. There are supposedly 5 endings, obviously I only got one. Not one of the two scenarios I thought, honestly. Great set design/ room design. I loved the lasers portion the most - I felt like a spy! 20,000 Leagues was longer and more involved. However, I didnt like the heavy lifting portion of one of the puzzles. The leaking pipes were a nice touch. This felt more oriented towards a slightly older crowd than Espionage, though that might have been because my guide didnt do much besides stand there unless I got really confused. This one needs a decent grasp of world geography, and I assume knowing the book helps a lot. Overall, while Leagues is more involved, and perhaps better for a large adult group, I did prefer Espionage. I just wish it was longer, or ended how I thought it would.
5 Wits is a great idea/concept and can be awesome but only if you are doing the adventure with a good group of people. 20,000 Leagues was the first adventure we went on and it was the three of us, two children, and about ten adults. This group was awesome! The adults all let the kids do the code cracking and the kids were well behaved and had a good time. The adults in the group assisted the children in showing them the little secrets they may have been missing. Espionage was the second adventure and it was the three of us, four kids, and eight adults. More than half of the adults in this group were literally running to the codes to get there before the kids. Two of the boys who were around ten were so poorly behaved and were mocking the adventure guide, pushing the young kids and adults out of the way, and the list goes on and on all while their mom and dad let it all happen. Basically it is great if you have a great group and horrible if you have parents who allow their children to do as they please or adults who act like children.
upon arrival the lady at the desk asked me if we were ready to start a game in less than a minute. I accepted, because duh, we were there to play. What she didnt tell me was that my group of 4 was to join a group of 5 including a young child. this was not fun for us. I wish the desk clerk had been more clear. the puzzles were few and far between. the only interesting puzzle I found was at the end of the espionage show. It is their version of Master Mind, the code breaking game I played as a child. There was a safe to crack but the family we were with did that puzzle while we watched. there were just 5 puzzles in all. I expected more. It was boring, I dont recommend going with more than 4 people. I feel like they should know that and that they ripped us off by sticking us in a group of 9 so they wouldnt have to run 2 groups through separately!
Went with my 9 year old daughter recently and did both adventures which were a lot of fun. Abby, I think, did the first one which was the spy adventure and the pace was good, with a lot of puzzles to solve and things to find. There are a number of outcomes for this one for replay value. The second was the 20,000 Leagues adventure, hosted by Nicole, who also was great. Enough tips to get people going and kept the pace nicely with the puzzles to solve. Neither adventures were scary for the younger kids but there were a few moments of darkness. Anyway, doing the two adventures is a great deal, but you dont have to do them both on the same day if you buy the two, as you can do the second one within a year of purchase, which we didnt realise at the time.
I would give it more stars if I could!! My twin sister, a group of our friends, and I all went for me and my sisters birthday, and it was a great experience!! Our guide was a nice man named Justin, who was great! He did not give too much away about what was going to happen next, but helped us during key moments when we where stuck. We did both adventures(espeonage and 20,000 leages) and they were both very fun. It was so much fun! The adventures were way more interactive than I thought they would be. Seeing the bomb rise ouut of the floor during the spy adventure was so intense! It was like being in a movie or video game! I highly recommend this place. So much fun and totally worth it!!!!
I almost feel bad giving this a 2 star review because the staff was so friendly and animated. We went to Boston for 2 days with our 12 year old boys and chose to drive all the way to Foxborough to do this instead of staying in city. The boys were terribly disappointed. They may have enjoyed it when they were 9 years old. The others that attended who were that age seemed to enjoy it. I expected something completely different and thought it might even appeal my husband and me. It was was overpriced; we bought tickets to both adventures and gave the 2nd ones away. I chose it because reviews were so positive and am still regretting it.
Had some family visiting from Pennsylvania on Monday and brought them to 5Wits. They had never done anything like this before and loved it! We did 20,000 Leagues and our Guide Nicole was awesome! She got us all working together to solve the different puzzles from room to room, and only gave hints when needed. She also kept us at a nice pace thru the whole show! The rooms were decorated perfectly and the lighting in each room sweet the mood perfectly. I would defiantly bring more people to have another adventure. Ask for Nicole, you wont be disappointed ;)