Category Archives: Manchester

Lucardo: The Prison

Manchester, Jun 2019

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Prison is one of the timeless escape room themes. It’s been done so many times in many different styles that it’s very difficult to build a prison game that feels original, doubly so because there’s a very limited range of items you can plausibly put… (more)

Lucardo: Espionage

Manchester, Jul 2017

Rated between 2.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Having rattled through the two Lucardo games that we’d booked and finished them well ahead of schedule, the staff kindly managed to squeeze us into a third room despite it being a busy Saturday daytime. Espionage is set in 1938 and has you stealing c… (more)

Lucardo: The Dream

Manchester, Jul 2017

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
Our second room at Lucardo was set in the subconscious, in a dream that in sixty minutes will turn into a nightmare. Exactly why we were there or why time was limited I’m not sure, but it’s a great theme for a surreal set and unusual ideas, both of w… (more)

Lucardo: Contamination

Manchester, Jul 2017

Rated between 3 and 3.5 out of 5
The first game we played at Lucardo was, of course, the one they describe as their hardest room. The gamemaster told us in the briefing that it’s hard not because the puzzles are unusually difficult but because of their sheer quantity, and that was e… (more)