The Escape Room Manchester: Slaughter House

By | March 20, 2019

by The Escape Room Manchester (website)

1-7 Chapel Street, M3 7NJ

Manchester

2-6 players

60 minutes

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You wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer. Neither one of you know why you were abducted, but instructions have been left by the killer to escape the room within sixty minutes or you will be trapped inside the room forever. You must follow various instructions if you wish to survive and win this deadly game. You are the chosen one who needs to overcome a series of demented traps to save yourself and the others or face the deadliest consequence. With only sixty minutes to spare, you must unravel the elaborate puzzle of the victim’s fate in the midst of mounting terror.
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Overall rating

Rated between 15 and 25 out of 5

based on ratings from 3 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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Player reviews

wakeupdollydaydream experienced rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
Played: 28 Mar 2017 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed 🙁
poor hostingplainunoriginal

My first escape room (2017). The host clearly wasn't watching the game. You had to press a switch and the game operator would come into the room and ask what you were up to. They also didn't explain the locks. It being our first room, we didn't know how to use a directional lock and wasted a lot of time on this.

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
Played: 16/01/15
Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 28/11/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: ~45:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

Grotty...

The Escape Room did a Black Friday deal, reducing the price from £20.00 to £13.00 per person. I booked Slaughterhouse and Room 13 back to back.

Story

Escape a serial killer's lair by passing their series of tests. Been there, done that, got the blood-stained t-shirt.

Puzzles

The first puzzle had us stumped for a while, but then the rest were money for old rope. There wasn’t a huge variety of challenges: pretty much all of them involved finding a numerical code of some sort. That being said, there was one directional lock, but the equipment needed to solve it was very frayed which made life unnecessarily difficult. All of the UV writing/usable clues could have done with a new lick of paint, because a lot of them were old, faded, run-down and therefore hard to utilise.

Mise-en-scène

Shoddy. There was a (literal) cupboard full of rubber limbs as well as unrealistic bodies that made me feel like I was in the dimly-lit horror section of a fancy dress shop. 

Final Comments

We got out with around a quarter of the time left and having used no clues. Don't pay £20.00 per person for this room. You'd be ripping yourself off.

Reviews by escape room review sites

A review of three rooms at The Escape Room in Manchester. As with most of the games at this chain, they were linear, relied heavily on darkness and didn't generally produce puzzles that impressed. The one highlight between them was the Secret Lab, a game that used to be raved about but even that is showing its age.
Quite samey, this dark room depended a lot on searching for items. Not enough torches provided. Puzzles quite pedestrian. And did we say dark?

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