5.8 / 10 Our Score
DeAngelo DiFrancesco, a wealthy Italian heir and pro footballer, has just been signed to your team; Romano FC. It is well known that DiFrancesco has a penchant for gambling. You recently made a bet with him and won! But he HATES having to pay up.
Theme Consistency8
Story & Puzzle Quality8
Environment & Ambience2
Other Items5

DiFrancesco’s Diamonds was actually a fairly interesting room considering it’s quite small physically.  The atmosphere is pretty good although it’s fairly easy to recreate a locker room in a commercial space.  It would be nice to have some ambient audio like stadium sounds in the room.  Rather, we had the sounds from the neighbouring room to keep us company.

I think the puzzle quality was one of the best parts of this room.  We were only stumped by one puzzle and think it would be helpful to have Spoiler: a sign on the wall with the hint “Please return the balls to the rack.” This would solidify that one puzzle.

The staff member was friendly but we have a few points to note.  The introduction is read hastily from a sheet of paper without much engagement with the players. The hint was given as an answer to the puzzle rather than a nudge in the right direction.  And, now that I think of it, the host wasn’t following COVID protocols and wasn’t wearing a mask, despite having to enter the room to give hints.

Overall, the experience was enjoyable and is good for 2 to 4 people though the location charges for a minimum of 3 people.  It’s a good quick room that is good for beginners but is not a very immersive experience.