Glorious hole in the wall
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Date Played: December 14, 2019
Team size: 2-5; we recommend 2-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $32 per player
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
REA ReactionThe Boobie Trap was funny, a little sexy, and very racy – relative to most other escape rooms. Trapology was one of the earliest escape room companies in the US, and in our opinion The Boobie Trap was their strongest game yet. This 18+ sexually charged game was a noticeable deviation from the norm.
Who is this for?
- Adults open to (or eager for) sexual content
- Scenery snobs
- Any experience level
- Sex-themed escape rooms are a rarity
- Amusing (non-sexual) actor interactions
- Solid execution
StoryWe had a dark desire that we were compelled to explore. It had brought us to a cute little coffee shop that hid a secret BDSM club in the rear.
SettingHaving not read Trapology’s website prior to playing, we stepped inside their BDSM club-based game… and found a compelling hipster coffee shop? It was a great looking coffee shop complete with a barista who struck a true-to-life balance between incompetence and condescension. This was among the finest character acting that we’ve seen in an escape room. Since everyone knows that the BDSM club is there, I’ll add that it evoked the right imagery, and certainly had some evocative setpieces. It was also adorned with photographs taken specifically for this game by a professional, so … authentic.
GameplayTrapology’s The Boobie Trap was a standard escape room with an actor in the opening act. It had a moderate level of difficulty. Core gameplay revolved around searching, observing, making connections, puzzling, and engaging with the actor.
Analysis➕ The actor/ gamemaster fostered a hilarious opening scene. He was compelling as an incompetent and patronizing barista. Through this persona he was able to hint our group, keeping the gameplay on track, and the mood light, even when we stalled. ➕ The sets and props looked great. The coffee shop felt appropriately hipster. It had just enough sexual innuendo to tease the next act, without going over the top. The BDSM dungeon had stellar photography. ➖ There was opportunity to refine the gameplay in the first act. The first puzzle didn’t prepare us well for The Boobie Trap. It solved in a different style than the puzzles that would follow it. This style was also particularly challenging to engage with, given the distraction of the impatient barista. ❓ At the onset, we were unsure how to approach the gameplay. We didn’t know whether the barista would be integral to puzzle solving or whether he was more flavor for the experience. ➕ In the second and third acts, the gameplay found its rhythm.
Tips For Visiting
- Trapology is easily accessible by T. Take the Green Line to Boylston St.
- We recommend Explorateur on the corner for a coffee, drinks, a meal… and some really interesting desserts.
- This game contains adult content. It is for players aged 18+ only.
- There is an actor in this game. Review our tips for playing with actors.