Escape Colchester: Escape The Seven Seas

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Colchester (website)

26 Long Wyre Street, CO1 1LJ


2-6 players

60 minutes

You and your crew have been locked away in the brig. Does your team have what it takes to escape your cell, break into the Captains chamber and steal the treasure all for yourself? Glory and riches await.
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Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

based on ratings from 13 users
combined with 8 pro reviews

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Jose Adrian experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
robasmith rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 29 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostinggreat themingillogicalquite difficult

The theming is great and and the hint delivery system is decent. Our host was attentive and delivered hints at the right times. One of the puzzles, however, was very illogical. We figured out what we had to do very quickly but there were several ways to interpret the pattern which resulted in us taking 15 minutes to solve a puzzle that should have taken 3 or 4. "Escape" seem to like these kinds of puzzles which is a real shame as it ruins the flow of the game. 

😺Lianne experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 21 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47m Outcome: Successful escape!

Great decor and attention to detail across the game, and a fun, immersive start to the room too. We enjoyed the mix of physical and mental puzzles, and the ways the theme cleverly threaded through them. Enjoyable game throughout, and works well for a team of 2.

Emma Macedo experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 25 Aug 2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 60:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyimmersivestory-drivenquite difficult
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulfamily friendlyillogical
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalpoor hostingvery easy

This room was well made and included some decent puzzles but was badly let down by the hosting. The host gave far too many clues in quick succession without giving us any time to work it out ourselves. We got out in 33 minutes because of this and didn't have time to enjoy the room.

πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 21/9/20 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed πŸ™

Make no mistake, this is a hard room but it looks fantastic, has one of the best visual 'experiences' yet and may be the best Pirate room I've so far played.  We failed as we were on the last puzzle after spending too much time on a logic puzzle earlier one having failed to spot the pattern.  Best room at the venue.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
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The UK's largest escape room franchise has been busy this year, with new branches popping up across the country. In London they've added a branch in Shadwell to the existing one in West London to double the number of games on offer. Seven Seas is one of the new additions, and uses a pirate theme.
My experience with Escape is that they usually provide beginner-friendly rooms that are reliably entertaining as mainstream escape experiences. My first impression on entering this one was that they've...
A pretty game with some fun puzzles, but our enjoyment was severely impaired by the ambiguity of a couple of solutions. If you get easily frustrated, you should definitely steer clear of this experience but if not, then there's definitely some fun to be had.
If you’ve done rooms at Escape Peterborough before then this room will be nothing like them. They’ve really upped their game with this room and the only rival for it there is The Cabin. Good theming, decent puzzles (although padlock heavy), but swash-buckling fun

Initial impressions as we walked in the room; it was well decorated and themed, creating an authentic atmosphere.Initially you start off in two split locked spaces, searching around for what you need to get out, communicating all the while between the groups.

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