adventures

How physical is it? Can we bring a wheelchair through?

Wheelchairs and walkers are welcome! We believe adventures should be accessible to everyone. Some adventures do feature elements of crawling, ducking, or kneeling, all of which can by bypassed without assistance from the staff. You will never be required to do anything beyond your level of physical ability, and all adventures are ADA compliant.

How long are the adventures?

Each adventure takes an average of approximately 30 minutes to complete. Your group may take slightly less time or slightly more, depending on your performance.

FOXBORO LOCATION ONLY: adventures will take an average of 50 minutes, not 30.

Are your adventures scary? What ages are they appropriate for?

While each of our adventures is designed to be intense, they are intended to thrill and challenge, not to frighten you.

However, there are some moments of complete darkness, loud sound effects, thrilling moments, and realistic special effects in each experience, as well as plenty of logic-based challenges. We do NOT advise bringing smaller children, especially those under age seven. We find that younger kids are typically either frightened or don’t understand the challenges.

All ages are admitted, however children under 13 MUST be accompanied by a ticketed adult 18 years or older.

Is 5 Wits an Escape Room?

The short answer: no.

5 Wits adventures are similar to escape rooms, and are sometimes considered the very first escape room-style attractions (5 Wits opened in 2004; escape rooms did not appear until 2007.) If you’re a fan of escape rooms, you’ll love 5 Wits! However, we think the term “adventure” is much more applicable – you should not expect an escape room experience. There are several major differences that set us apart. For an in-depth breakdown of what makes us different, click here!

How hard is it? What if we can’t figure it out?

5 Wits adventures are designed to be challenging – failure is a possibility! The adventure will do its best to adjust the difficulty to match your group’s performance, with the computer responding to your input and making things easier for those who are struggling or harder for returning guests. No matter what, you will always eventually move on to the next challenge, so you will never be stuck. The adventure will keep track of your successes and failures, and the ending of the story will change depending on how you did. Put another way: getting to the end is not the same as winning, and which ending you get depends on you.

After your adventure, you will be able to see your score, what ending you got, how long it took you, and whether you uncovered any secrets.

TICKETS AND ADMISSIONS

How do I book a time?

With the sole exception of our Foxboro location, 5 Wits adventures do not have timed schedules, so reservations are not needed for groups of less than 10 people. Our adventures work very differently from similar types of entertainment, such as escape rooms, and are designed to handle very large quantities of people quickly with little or no wait. Simply show up whenever you like!

FOR FOXBORO ONLY: As this location has a more limited capacity and *does* run on timed schedules, advance ticket purchases are strongly advised. Please call the venue at 508-698-1600 to purchase tickets.

While wait times are generally unlikely, please note that during exceptionally busy periods such as school vacation weeks or Monday holidays, wait times may be 20 minutes or longer. If your group is 10 people or more and you would like to book an event, such as a corporate outing, birthday party, or similar, please call our group sales department at 855-955-9488 or click on the “groups” tab to learn more.

When is the best time to visit?

Whenever you like! Almost all of our locations run long hours, seven days a week.

Depending on the makeup of your group and what you are looking for, some times might work better than others. Weekends and school vacation periods tend to be very busy, with lots of families and kids looking for an adventure! If that’s not your style, we’d recommend coming in on a weekday or within the first hour of opening, when the atmosphere tends to be a little quieter.

Is it just our group in the adventure?

Most tickets are general admission, which means adventurers are grouped together according to age and experience; for example, we do not put adults *without* children in a group *with* children. The minimum group size is 2, and the maximum is 12. We highly encourage going with others – that’s how our adventures were designed to work best!

If you would prefer it to be just your group, private admissions are available for purchase for an additional charge per person. Private admissions can be applied to any adventures you do in the same day, and will expire at the end of that day. Please note that private admissions are subject to availability and are not guaranteed to be available on the day of your visit.

If you are booking a group of ten or more people through our Group Sales department, complimentary private admission is included.

How many people does it take to start an adventure? What is the maximum?

The minimum group size is 2, and the maximum for one adventure is 12.

If your group is larger, no problem! Our adventures are extremely high capacity, and we can accommodate groups of more than 100 extremely quickly, with very little waiting. Talk to our Group Sales department at 855-955-9488 to set up a solution.

Do you offer food? Are there food options in the neighborhood?

We offer snacks and drinks, as well as catering menus for corporate groups. If you’re looking for a sit-down meal, there are several great restaurants located steps away from each of our locations!

Who builds these things?

We do! All of our attractions are designed and built by our sister company, 5 Wits Productions.

5 Wits Productions builds museum exhibits, interactive theme park attractions, and theatrical effects that have been enjoyed all over the world. Want to learn more? Visit 5witsproductions.com to find out more!

What does the name “5 Wits” mean?

5 Wits is named for the Five Inward Wits – Common Sense, Imagination, Estimation, Fantasy, and Memory.

When will my location get a new adventure?

The adventures are designed to be modular, and are capable of being changed out, although we do not do so on a specific basis. One of the main reasons for this is that the adventures we have are not the same every time!

It’s easy to visit a 5 Wits adventure and imagine that you’ve now “done” that adventure, but that’s really not the case. Unlike escape rooms, which can be spoiled once you know what to do, adventures are designed to be replayed over and over again. Each adventure has multiple endings (based on performance) and multiple solutions to each puzzle (randomly selected). While an adventure may appear so seamless it would have to be scripted, it is actually a living, responsive environment that will respond to your performance and change the difficulty and story accordingly. Returning guests may find additional layers of challenge that they were not expecting to encounter.

There are also secrets and what we call “easter eggs” hidden in each adventure that you are very unlikely to unlock on your first time through an adventure. Some are hidden references or sly nods, others are extra content or an additional challenge, and most of them are very difficult to figure out!

Are you open on (insert holiday here)?

Unless that holiday is Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter, yes!