Overwhelmingly Positive (99)
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What exactly is a Quest? Probably the most exhilarating experience you’re going to have outside of your home with a group of people! OK, we know that didn’t answer your question exactly, but still it’s true. Complicated to explain; you need to just experience it! Go to the “What is Questing” section of this site for more info. It’s like nothing you’ve ever done in your entire life, and there’s literally nothing to compare it to, so it’s hard to explain. It’s somewhat like you, along with a small team, trying to do the types of things Indiana Jones or Laura Croft might do in a movie…except it’s real. The best way, by far, is to go do it. After that, we’ll let you try and explain it. Here’s what Questing is not: it’s not an Escape Room of any type, it’s not virtual reality or augmented reality, or anything that gives digital environments, it’s not anything to do with using a computer to play games, it’s not obstacle course racing, it’s not anything athletic or competitive, and it’s not anything that requires a certain level of education.
All Ratings (99)
497 games played
Boda Borg is a highly unique experience, although some facilities have emulated their game structure in some sense. Their quests are like mini escape rooms, with the major difference being the highly physical nature of some of the challenges. While I prefer level99, boda Borg innovated this style of gameplay, and it is worth checking out for at least one visit
While some games are frustrating, there is a lot of unique gameplay contained within the facility.
A bit spartan, but some quests (Alcatraz, Potions) are quite visually pleasing.
While the workers aren’t supposed to give hints, you can occasionally get a piece of helpful info.
Some of the games have self contained stories, nothing particularly complex.
The rooms can be frustrating, but tend to have a logical way of moving forward. The physical challenges can occasionally be very difficult.
Like level99, some challenges are easier with more people and some are more challenging.
One room is relatively upsetting with jumpscares and violent imagery.
Some very difficult physical challenges
Reviewed Mar 18, 2023
4 games played
This is pretty much an escape room crossed with an obstacle course, and it’s the best thing to exist. It’s the most replayable experience in the escape room world, and like nothing you’ve ever seen. There are more mysteries hidden inside this complex than anything else in the world. For the best experience, your team should be physical enough to climb, crawl, and jump. It’s an amazing experience that you need to book now, and there’s only one reason I’m keeping this review short. In Boda Borg, the less you know going into it, the better.
Challenges were intricately designed for maximum enjoyment, and they succeeded.
It looks like an average escape room. Some rooms look a lot better than others, but remember that they have over 60 rooms to design.
Completely different than any other venue to exist. Most replayable place I’ve ever been to.
Often takes multiple hours to beat a Quest. This isn’t because the Quests are long, but rather they are extremely hard to figure out.
3 to 6 is the allowable range, and some Quests benefit from more or less people.
The sterile halls, quiet-ish environment and foreboding beeps make for a slightly eerie environment. One Quest is horror themed, but it’s creepy at best.
Often, a moderate level of physicality and brainpower is required.
This place has the most tech out of any venue I’ve seen. Things are bound to break. At max, one or two Quests will be broken, and even so, there’s over 20 other ones to try.
Some rooms require more physicality than others, but for the best experience, all players should be able to jump, crawl, and climb. Some of the more physical rooms get really intense to the point where they are comparable to American Ninja Warrior courses.
Small parking lot near the venue.
Reviewed Mar 6, 2023
54 games played
On vacation in Boston I took my extended family to Boda Borg. A few of them were skeptical at first but eventually laughing hysterically and working hard to solve the tougher puzzles. After a half day there, everyone agreed it was a “must do” if ever in the area. I wish there were more locations in the US! Super fun for all of us (aged 32-60) given the varied rooms.
Varies - at most spooky.
Reviewed Dec 31, 2022
641 games played
What a blast!!!
Reviewed Nov 21, 2022
29 games played
What an amazing experience. So many different rooms with different themes! Highly recommend! Some physical challenge rooms! Overall a really fun time! Could spend the whole day there!
Reviewed Oct 8, 2022
12 games played
Failure is an important part of Boda Borg’s culture. Because you pay for time and not for specific quests, you can repeat quests over and over until you solve them, and nothing is quite as satisfying as FINALLY realizing the answer to a room. There’s also a variety of physical and mental quests, so there’s at least a handful of quests for every kind of person.
Reviewed Aug 27, 2022
71 games played
Frenetic fun! Creative, addictive, sometimes (temporarily) frustrating, but ultimately satisfying when you “get it”! Highly recommended.
Reviewed Aug 22, 2022
65 games played
This place was fantastic and I found the games diverse and fun. I’m older than 54 and obese but found I was able to do most games, thank my knees. Loved the ability to discover and progress. Had a constant 4.5 hours of fun
Reviewed Aug 22, 2022 | Played Aug 22, 2022
22 games played
Boda Borg is set up in an almost labrinth-like fashion. You enter one door and pop out down the hall, around the corner or even on a different floor. This layout kept access to the games flowing because one team wasn’t able to “hog” a room. Each room was designed with multiple sequential “levels” which would make subsequent visits fun and necessary to really master all the games! There is a wide variety of puzzles and skills (both mental and physical) needed to complete the games and each room has a completely different theme from the others! Honestly, this was one of the most challenging quest rooms I’ve ever played and it would rank in my top 5 if it weren’t so dirty. I’m not opposed to a getting my hands dirty but the place was filthy!
The games were awesome but the place was absolutely disgusting! I don’t think they have cleaned that place since it opened! Very thankful to have gone when masks were still required.
Reviewed Apr 8, 2022
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