Operation Longbow

Operation Longbow


September 1944: Axis powers have successfully weaponized a terrifying new long range threat to the entire globe. Allied intelligence officers work day and night to decrypt classified reports from a top secret source within the enemy command, and learn that they intend to launch the weapon within the next day. With time running out, your team of highly trained commandos has been paradropped behind enemy lines with only an hour to spare. You must infiltrate the silo and stop the launch.

Location: MindTrap Escape Room

Address40414 California Oaks Rd Suite C, Murrieta, CA 92562


Parking: Dedicated parking in-front

Price(s): Private room - $90 (2 ppl); $120 (3 ppl); $144 (4 ppl); $180 (5 ppl); $216 (6 ppl); $252 (7 ppl); $288 (8 ppl)

Date Completed: January 20, 2019

Number of Escape Artists: 5

Hint System: Unlimited via speaker

Success Rate: N/A

Result: ESCAPED! -  ~45 minutes

Creativity: 4.5

Difficulty: 4

Immersiveness: 5+

Fun Factor: 5+


Note. For OVERALL means, 1 = WTF?; 2 = Take a gander; 3 = You can book it; 4 = You should book it now; 5 = OMG! You should've booked it yesterday!


  • Recommend 4-6 escape artists

  • Fun and realistic puzzles

  • Friendly and charismatic GMs

  • Great room for semi-newbies and seasoned escape room artists

First Impressions

After doing Excalibur, we were super excited to try out Operation Longbow. Nathan, the owner, was very welcoming and friendly like always. We were told that this escape room was different from the other three MindTrap games due to it’s action-theme.

As I’m writing this review, it has been a little over 3 months ever since we escaped from this room. It is still an escape room my team and I talk about. It’s for sure one of our favorites of 2019.


The puzzles were fun and a breath of fresh air. Having done +100 rooms, I begin to appreciate fresh take on puzzles. The puzzles and puzzle flow were also well-designed for big groups. On the website, MindTrap recommends 3-8 people. We recommend 4-6 escape artists for a good run, although, I feel there are enough puzzles to keep a group of 8 people busy. We have a team member who made the following comment,

“All the puzzles we did in this room are actually things we would do if we were in this war situation!" - Andrew.


Top notch! MindTrap is always known for their great immersive aspects. Shout out to Labyrinth in their part of designing this well-done escape room. My favorite part of the escape room was the intensity caused by the yelling of a German solider over the PA and the GM shouting us our hints in a German accent. LOL!


Great value. Worth every penny!

Should you play it?

Just go. Don’t even think about it.