Lucardo Manchester: Espionage

By | March 20, 2019

by Lucardo Manchester (website)

Virginia House, 5-7 Great Ancoats Street, M4 5AD


2-6 players

60 minutes

The year is 1938, just prior to the outbreak of WWII. You and your team are part of the newly founded British Secret Intelligence Service. The War Office has had a number of classified documents stolen, which are thought to be held in a secret enemy bunker. Intelligence tells us the guards change every hour. Your Mission: crack the bunker security codes and recover the documents before the guards change.
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Overall rating

Rated between 25 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 3 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

Player reviews

PurpleB experienced says:

A decent room but a couple of puzzles had multiple interpretations which isn't itself a problem but, when coupled with no indication of which puzzle belongs to which lock, leaves you having to try so many different combinations it becomes a bit tedious.

Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Scotus0 experienced says:

Over Enemy Lines

Another wartime operation, and my third visit to Lucardo.


Infiltrate an enemy bunker to retrieve classified documents stolen from The War Office, but get the job done before the guards change.


They maintained a connection to the theme of the room throughout and ranged from child’s play to one that was fiendishly difficult without the help of a hint!


Decent props, mundane surroundings. A bit of camo netting wasn’t enough to sell me WW2 bunker realness.

Final Comments

One of Lucardo’s weaker rooms. It’s generic and unremarkable, but we still had a good time. Our group didn’t pay as much as this on our visit, but is it worth the current price tag of £25.00 per person? Absolutely not.

Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

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 classified documents from an enemy bunker; this translates into a room of puzzles designed around WW2 era military equipment and related props.
All the Lucardo games I've seen are quite non-linear, with a lot of padlocks to open and a mix of puzzles ...

This room certainly won’t give you any surprises, nor will it wow you, but it is still a decent room. For us though, this was the weakest of the rooms at Lucardo (Manchester) - but they had set the bar high.

A simply themed game that’s fun and not too difficult – a perfect game for beginners.
I’d heard a lot of good things about Lucardo and so when I knew I’d have a Saturday evening free in Manchester it was top of my to-do list. Espionage is a World War II themed room with very little linearity and mostly straightforward puzzles, great for beginners.

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