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.
Chocolate Factory – SCRAMM – Banbury
Yay, chocolate! That’s all you need to know, really. If you want to read more, I suppose you can always click 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.
Secret of the Leopard People – Kanyu – Wetherby
A temple game? Great, I’m interested. The temple is set in a cave? Sounds fantastic. The cave is in a volcano that is going to erupt at any time? Shut up and take my money! If you need any more persuading, it also features cats. Read more here...
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…
The Doctor Will See You Now – Hourglass Escapes – Downham Market
Fun road trip to play two games with the lovely people at Hourglass Escapes. Someone may or may not have been trying to kill us, but at least we got free chocolate… Read more here…
CQ Origenes – clueQuest – London
Being shrunk down to mouse-sized to stop an evil sheep from taking over the world? Heck, yes, this what Escape Rooms are all about. Find out how we got on by clicking 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.
Framed – One Way Out – Oakham
A spontaneous trip to the welcoming venue in Oakham, to be greeted with cake, mysterious boxes and a corpse, our idea of a perfect Saturday.