The Great Escape Game Sheffield: The Devil’s Playground

By | March 20, 2019

by The Great Escape Game Sheffield (website)

Vicar Lane, S1 2EX


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Salt, five red candles, red string and a floor length mirror. Four simple, household items is all you need to summon a house of hell.
Welcome to the Devil’s playground, you are his new toys.
Driven by the desperation of your desires, you find yourself trying to beat The Devil at his own game. After having your soul trapped inside the very mirror you have used to summon him, you discover you are in the Devil’s waiting lobby, the elevator to hell. You are not alone. Instead, you are surrounded by his other contestants, enslaved to the game of sacrifice. You must work together to outsmart the Devil’s torments, traps and trickery as you play a game for the ultimate price – the game of sacrifice.
The Devil has taken the liberty of possessing your body for the next hour. The consequence; he is capable of stirring up plenty of trouble in that time. At the end, The Devil will either leave your body or claim your soul. What he does with it, nobody knows…Yet.
Will you become the next sacrifice?
Disclaimer: All players under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
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based on ratings from 21 users

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spbc expert rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5
Played: 19 Jan 2018 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
leighton_87 rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!

Beautiful set, the odd jump scare and creepy setting to keep you on edge.

A fun place to visit

🎲A Jones experienced rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 4 May 2018 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Quite a dark room and loved the lack of padlocks. Theme was strong and it did actually scare one of our players enough that he left in the first part of the room!

Char_21 rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Played: 15 Oct 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 46 Minutes Outcome: Successful escape!

Interesting Idea, but room for improvement in terms of execution. It was very dark in there which was fun and creepy at first but became irritating later on as we couldn’t really see and tripped over the middle props several times. Also with there had been some form of warning about dexterity. I couldn’t access one clue as it was too high up and I couldn’t reach and my friend was too tall to crawl into a tunnel. 

However, the theme is a fun idea and the puzzles were creative and related to the theme of the devil and hell. I am looking forward to play the updated version of this room

puzzlebitch experienced rated this:Rated between 2 and 2 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 58 Outcome: Successful escape!
broken techpoor hostingquite difficult👻scary

The set design is quite cool and there were a few fun puzzles but I didn't enjoy this room overall. Way too dark, one of the mechanical puzzles didn't work even though we were doing the correct thing, and there was no timer which is always a problem for me as it causes a lack of tension and I like to know how long we have left/how urgent we need to be! (This was 2018 so might have been updated since then). 

We also had some issues with the GM. One of the puzzles was audio related and we missed it twice because the GM was talking to us over the walkie talkie at the same time. After asking if we could hear it again, the GM essentially berated us over the walkie talkie saying 'Come on guys!!! How are you not getting it!!!' which obviously didn't make us feel too great. Aside from the fact that he was talking over the clue so of course we couldn't solve it, English was not my teammate's first language and so it was just taking us a little longer to solve some of the wordy puzzles. I really didn't think it was necessary to behave that way with us and we left feeling pretty patronised and deflated.

Jordan Brown experienced rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Played: 1 Mar 2019 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
shona panks experienced rated this:Rated between 2 and 2 out of 5

I opened one puzzle in this room. I was so bored. There really isn’t much to do

The Monkey expert rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingpoor hosting

Both great hosting and poor hosting

 Started off amazing. So in character, the slap I got when I said they can't touch you really shut me up (pre covid) but then the running of the room was so flawed. Not many puzzles in the room either

Catherine K experienced rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
intensepoor hosting🧟terrifying

I’d asked for the scare factor to be toned down in advance and was reassured it was just a standard escape room I’d be entering, it wasn’t! I found it terrifying, the noise and dark was too much for me and the middle part of the room I tripped over several times. 

Overall a poor experience for me as it was overshadowed by the scare effects. 

Pagan Hollis expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 14 Feb 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 50:54 Outcome: Successful escape!
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