A landmark game for us – most expensive, first with strangers, 90 minutes, first crocodile dentist… A manic, bonkers, nostalgia-tinged escapade, not for the faint-hearted. Read more here…
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Virus – SCRAMM – Banbury
With a touch of the “28 Days Later”, here is the review for the second room of our Banbury double header.
Hut 17 – Cipher – Milton Keynes
Super new venue offering an impressive, immersive WWII codebreakers game. Well worth checking out, not just for fans of the genre and modern history students. Read more, here…
Prison Breakout – Clued Up! – Norwich
Our Christmas-in-January trip to Norfolk saw us robbing a bank and then breaking out of jail. Perversely, I’m reviewing these backwards, because otherwise it would get a bit heist-y around here. Anyway, to find out how we got on, read more here…
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.
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...
Phantom Peak – London
Slightly longer review than normal, and for something that isn’t actually an Escape Room… But the crazy immersive open-world adventure of Phantom Peak was one of the highlights of our year. Read more 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…