GALLERY. Yes, Gallery. Anyone looking for superheroes, this is the wrong place. Anyone looking for a fabulous, immersive, unique 75-minute escape room, full of art, travel, flowers, wine, umm, train instruction manuals … oh yeah, and MAGIC, click here.
We’re venturing out into the real world after lockdown. But then we discovered the real world is still nasty and scary, so we decided to go Back To The F… oh no, wrong movie… back to 1988 and play with all our old toys. To see how we got on being Big kids click here
Remarkably prescient game name, really. I don’t know if, when they began work on their new ‘virtual’ Escape Room, Deadlocked had foreseen a fairly captive audience. But, with the release rushed forward to keep their business afloat during the current difficult times, they have found read more here
Escape Rooms throw up many questions. Is it difficult to build a convincing shipwreck in the middle of Watford? Did Aunty Ant and her GATAPAE team enjoy Blackbeard’s Quest? How much guidance are you looking for in a room? Why did the pirate walk the plank? For these answers and more read on here…
A lure of Escape Rooms is being the star of your own film. Some rooms are a bit B-movie, some are distinctly am-dram. I’d never before played a game quite as Hollywood blockbuster as The Lost Treasure of Alexander von Humboldt. Read on here..
Harry Houdini. The Great Houdini, “world famous jailbreaker and Handcuff King”, master of mystery, icon of escapology. Basically, this guy should be the patron saint of Escape Rooms. Enough about him. Want to read about how we got on with being handcuffed, shackled and thrown in a box? Read more here…
I’ve always liked the idea of playing detective. Too much 80s pop American crime drama and reading Harriet The Spy, I suppose. To see how we got on in Clue HQ Harrogate’s police investigation room, read on. Bring your best magnifying glass/bloodhound/pathologist/alcohol dependency issues with you.
It is tricky trying to find an Escape Room that will take a team of seven plus a non-playing (non-paying) six year old. Puzzlescape at Dereham has accommodated us before (despite not having the most spacious of rooms) so…read more here
Train games are like buses – wait ages for one train-themed room, then two come along at once… read more here
So off we popped, not to Milton Keynes exactly, to Wolverton, a Victorian-era new town on the outskirts. Wolverton is described as one of the first railway towns; built to house locomotive works; home of the Royal Train; and the history of the railways is prominent on street frontages all the way up to the frankly quirky escape venue… read more (it’s not all modern British history, I promise).