Walk into adventure at 5 Wits - the name originates from Renaissance literature where the five wits were considered to be ... More
Walk into adventure at 5 Wits - the name originates from Renaissance literature where the five wits were considered to be common sense, imagination, fantasy, estimation and memory. This unusual place brings you a melange of museum exhibits, haunted houses, video games and special effects to create an interactive adventure experience. If you are tired of watching action films and wish to be part of one, then 5 Wits gives you the opportunity. Arm yourself with your five key senses and get ready to win over evil!
I, too, thought this would be exciting and fun but it was truly a terrible waste of money.
The concept is good but the way it's done isn't too fun or exciting. The effects definitely weren't 'movie' quality.
The 'challenges' aren't really challenging at all. Our group, which was 12 people, ended up finishing all of them pretty quickly - much less than the stated 45 minute show that it was supposed to be. As well, you never end up resolving the whole puzzle. It just ends.
I do have to admit that our guide was great - didn't help us finish the puzzles (although assistance wasn't needed) and she wasn't lame.
Cheesy, only for young kids. Guide hurried us thru and was impatient to get rid of our group. She herded us thru the 45 minute tour in under 30 minutes. Solved the puzzles for us. The "tomb" is really warm and smells like chlorine. Save your money.
I'm just glad I didn't spend $20, but still disappointed that I spent $15 (matinee price). I went to the website, saw the press quotes, and got excited. It's the first thing I wanted to try. But, I was soooo disappointed that I was mislead in such a horrible way.
First of all, it's just ok. It's something to do if you want to waste time and money. Most people don't want to do that though.
Here are my gripes:
- impatient guide practically solved puzzles for the group
- the advertising pretends that it's fun, so when you get out you're angry that you were misled.
- puzzles were not that challenging
- the whole thing was very short (you leave thinking, "is that it?!?"
- some holes in the adventure story- you never find the missing professor
- the effects weren't as cool as advertised (you don't feel like you're in a movie)
I don't feel like writing anything positive. It could have had potential, but it needed to go further- more challenge, more excitement, and more consequence for failure was needed. This is mostly for little kids and they advertise it to adults. Not cool.
I'm so embarassed I went there and paid that I haven't told anyone about my experience and I'll warn anyone that does ask not to go.
After reading the reviews, it seemed just the type of place my 11 year old would love. It sounded like it was going to be a cross between Survivor and a game of Clue. Sadly, watching Survivor on TV was FAR more thrilling. Unlike the reviews, there were NO "Stephen Spielberg like effects". It was incredibly frustrating to spend $40 (with tix and parking) for something so lame.
You are basically led into the darkened rooms and given small "challenges" to perform. These challenges are basically mind puzzles to perform with the group.
To me it felt more like a tacky kids birthday party than anything else.
Definitely would not recommmend.
The admission fee is priced too high (20 USD). My group had 15 people and some of us did not have the chance to solve the puzzle. I think they should limit 10 people to a group. The guide was entertaining but the puzzles were too easy and short, and at some point, the sound effect was muffled. Overall, It's not worth the time and money.
5 W!TS adventure "Tomb" is a superb way to spend 45 minutes while in Boston. At $20 a person, it's a bit on the pricey side, but this doesn't detract from what is a fabulous attraction - 5 stars!
Quite simply, you solve puzzles in an Egyptian tomb or "die". It has the whimsy and design of a Disney ride that you actually interact with. The tour guides are all convincing and humerous in their roles.
My advice is to go later so you will have a smaller group. When the groups get too large, people with poor puzzle skills may end up ruining things for everyone. In my case, I was ordering around 9 year olds in no time - I needed to solve the puzzles!
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