Temple Quest – Clue Cracker – Tunbridge Wells

One of our favourite ever games, finally reviewed. Explore the incredible temple, full of traps and mysteries, in the company of cheeky monkey Boris, and feel like a real adventure hero. Read all about it, here...and then go play it, immediately!

Heist – Thinking Outside The Box – Peterborough

Disclaimer 1: this room isn’t really in Peterborough. Whittlesey is a very nice little market town on the outskirts of Peterborough. It just has a very low recognition rate, possibly because they can’t seem to decide whether to spell it Whittlesey or Whittlesea, so it seemed easier to classify it as Peterborough.

Disclaimer 2: the venue isn’t really Thinking Outside The Box, but instead The Old Coffee Tavern, a lovely cafe that hosts board games sessions.

The good news: this is definitely, absolutely, categorically, a heist.

Read about it here…

Gold Rush – Enigma Rooms – Watford

New year, new room (and the usual resolutions to get my reviews written and posted more promptly…).

Not a bad effort this, as we only played in December (yes, 2022, don’t be rude), but a game very worthy of a timely review. To find out how swiftly we tracked down One Tooth Tex’s gold* read more here…

*we actually got the room record, but the venue had only been open two days and it has since been beaten, so we’re not going to boast about it.

Claus’ Christmas Crash – Esc Rushden – Rushden

It’s only November! I hear you cry (well, I suppose it depends on when you are reading this). But right now it is that wonderful time of the year when Escape Room venues start to flex their festive creative muscles with seasonal family-friendly pop-ups. We were lucky enough to get a sneak play of Esc Rushden‘s offering, a few days before the official opening. Read about it here…

Lost Temple of Yumiko – Trapp’d – Northampton

This was a grudge match – Teenage Avenger and his crew went and played this game without me last year, escaping in 58 minutes. So I gathered my own team of intrepid explorers and set off to the perilous badlands of central Northampton to see if we could do any better.

Read how we got on here…