The Lost Treasure – The Room – Berlin, Germany

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..

Houdini’s Workshop – Deadlocked – Northampton

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…

Egyptian Tomb – LockHouse – Cambridge

A rare child-free review from a child-friendly venue… Aunty Ant visited LockHouse/Lockhouse in Cambridge.

We picked Egyptian Tomb as there was just the two of us, Armageddon is a good room for large groups and Secret Agent is the hardest room, so it seemed our best option…read on here…

Santa’s Stowaway – Want To Escape – Rushden

Christmas Escape Rooms have not really been on my radar. Not Escape Rooms at Christmas, of course: any gathering is an excuse to chuck in a game or two – here I mean specifically Christmas-themed rooms. They’re just not something I would get super-excited about. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas. But I tend to be quite cynical about festive commercialisation, pop-up cash-ins and John Lewis twee-ness. Read more here…

Poachers’ Compound – Kanyu – Wetherby

Christmas Eve tradition is now for us to visit Kanyu in Wetherby for a strenuous holiday brain workout. Having completed both their indoor rooms, our choice was down to Poachers’ Compound, their newest game. Drawback – it’s outdoors. At night. In December. In Yorkshire. read more…

Sabotage – Escape Milton Keynes – Milton Keynes

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).

Conspiracist – Want To Escape – Rushden

I became very excited when I heard a new Escape Room venue was opening in Rushden, a small Northamptonshire town ten minutes down the road from us. We’ve pretty much exhausted everywhere else…  read more here (if you dare, before the MIB come after you*).

*Yes, that was just an excuse to include a Chris Hemsworth picture