Break Escape LTD: The Enchanted Forest

By | March 20, 2019

by Break Escape LTD (website)

58/59 Baxter Gate, LE11 1TH

Loughborough

2-6 players

60 minutes

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The realm is under the control of a dark enchantress, and the forest sleeps. Can you wake it, and find a rare blue gem that is said to control the portal to different worlds? Difficulty - Hard PLAYERS NEED TO BE MOBILE
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 6 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 04/11/18
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivequite difficult

Definitely recommend for a group of people rather than a pair! Setting is great and very unique, with lots of creative quirks. Good fun. 

We were a bit overwhelmed by how completely non-linear it was, and the GM kept stopping us to explain the puzzles and check if we were right/wrong, which wasn't great. 

Sharon Nowik experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: September 2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56 Outcome: Successful escape!
🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 12/10/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47:23 Outcome: Successful escape!

With a superb start that leads you to the main room, a non-linear design, wonderful theming, this is easily my favourite room at Break Escape.

Escapetopus experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 18/09/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 70:51 Outcome: Failed πŸ™

Slightly mixed feelings on this one. There was a nice start to the room and the decor was well done with a great sense of magic and enchantment. Some of the puzzles were very fitting with the theme, others less so, although overall if you're a fan of the Narnia books you'll find plenty to delight you here. There are a lot of puzzles - including some tricky bonus puzzles - and the game is mostly non-linear, making it a great choice for a larger group as there's a lot of stuff that can be done all at once.

With only two people, it was a struggle! There was just so much to tackle, and no obvious order to it, so we got a bit overwhelmed and went ten minutes over time (kudos to Owen our GM for letting us complete the room despite running over!). There were a couple of places where I felt that what was needed to be done was not very logical, and there was one puzzle in particular we found very frustrating. It's a big puzzle that relies on skill in a way that we found very fiddly and time-consuming, and we kept on expecting to find something that would make it easier - only to realise that no, you do just need to do it in the fiddly and time-consuming way. With a larger group this wouldn't have been so much of an issue, but with a pair it just took too long.

Therefore, I hesitate to recommend this room if you've only 2 players, even if you're fairly experienced. For a group of 4 or 5, however, I think it would be great.

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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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