Break Escape Loughborough: The Enchanted Forest

By | March 20, 2019

by Break Escape Loughborough (website)

58/59 Baxter Gate, LE11 1TH

Loughborough

2-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

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It is rumoured that a strange portal that leads to another realm has been discovered. This other realm is under the control of the Evil Enchantress, and the forest slumbers. Can you find your way into the portal, wake the forest from its deep sleep, and find the Mystic Blue Crystal before the Evil Enchantress uses its power to bring about an everlasting era of darkness.
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Rated between 3.5 and 4.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 27 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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spbc expert rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Played: 17 Apr 2022 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalillogicalconfusing
Steph Norchi experienced rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Played: 9 May 2024 Team size: 5 Time taken: 40:59 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly
The start of this room was great fun and a lovely surprise! Visually the theming in here was good and it would be a fantastic room for young enthusiasts and families. But ultimately it was just a typical UK chain room. 
Unfortunately, I found the room to be a bit too much of a "puzzle dump". I've seen the non-linear style done very well before, but here it was just a bit to chaotic. The majority of puzzles were all available from the start, scattered around the room (including optional puzzles), so everyone split up and it didn't really feel like a team game because everyone was doing their own thing. Because of this, there was no flow to the room and it lost a lot of immersion. 
According to the website you can have up to 8 people in this room, but we were treading on each other's toes with a group of 5. The starting area especially would be like sardines with more people, although you're not in there for long, it would be very tight.
We also lost a lot of time due to poor set-up. As we eventually worked out that the padlocks had been put on the wrong boxes so if a code isn't working, try it on other matching locks in the room. I think some puzzles also need a slight re-think as things like riddles can have multiple solutions. 
Overall, it's a good room for families and beginners but as an enthusiast I wanted more from it.
A Blacksmith expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 23 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 35:41 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalfamily friendlymagical
A really solid room with a slippery start. Great for families, would recommend. 
liam and rosie experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
escapeartist1212 expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
beautifulimmersive
puzzlepalooza experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
beautiful

What an amazing start to the game!
Really enjoyed this. Great theming and lots of puzzles. A bit heavy on the searching, but we knew that in advance (thanks EtR!) so bought our A game and it was fine.
Break Escape seem to be a bit below the radar for some reason, but if all the games are as good as this I'll be back to play the rest!

Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5
🤘The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Team size: 3
originalimmersivefun
Speedy Sloth expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
beautifulimmersivemagical
AubreyB expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Some game reviews are straightforward to write, others are not; this is one of the tricky ones. But let’s start by saying Enchanted Forest is Break Escape’s fourth and newest (so far) room, and places you in a magical snowbound forest which contains no direct references to the Narnia books but which is nonetheless a clear and affectionate homage to them.

A nice opening sequence leads dramatically into the main part of the game. I’ll avoid details, but at this point I’d been completely won over,...

An enchanting game with a memorable start that throws you right into the heart of a beautiful fantasy world. Plenty of logical puzzles and little to frustrate plus some bonus challenges to keep more experienced teams occupied.
I don’t know if it was because we were tired or hungry, but we struggled to click with this game. It was pretty and impressive, but the puzzles, particularly the search element, just left us feeling deflated.
A nicely themed game packed with puzzles and sporting the start to an escape game that I’ve long been waiting for.

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