Escape Hunt Birmingham: Our Finest Hour

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Birmingham (website)

120 - 122 Corporation Street, The Square, B4 6SX


2-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
WWII. As a team of British secret agents, you know only one thing can save your country from Nazi invasion: cooperation.
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 30 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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kman expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 21 Dec 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52m 02s
coco974 rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivepoor hosting

OFH is a brilliant room - I think our GM kinda ruined it for us. 

Theming and puzzles - brilliant. Theme completely went with the aim of the game. Puzzles were related to the objective. 

Hosting - not sure he was actually paying attention as we completed a task and was told to re-do it, putting everything in exactly the same place as before, only this time he was paying attention!

Difficulty - the GM told us this was the hardest game at Escape Hunt, we were challenged enough, but didn't find it impossible. I think I hindered us by rushing and not reading properly (sounds effects and time warnings really add to the pressure) and the GM didn't help by missing a couple of actions that we had completed. 

Not a padlock heavy room, so ideal if you prefer action based results rather than keys and codes. 

Great room, just needed the GM to be on the ball 

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 24/03/18
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
beautifulgreat hostingpoor signpostingquite difficult

The room really felt authentic, all puzzles were fitting with the theme and felt like they were there to progress the story. A lot of the puzzles were poorly signposted meaning we weren't sure if we had successfully completed them or not. Aside from this our GM was really lovely and chatted for a while afterwards too. 

Alice Lucy rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 4 Time taken: 39:28 Outcome: Successful escape!
Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!

The Finest Hour was a really good room, we had a perfect time! I would not recommend the room for more than 4 people due to the size of the rooms. It was 6 of us attempting that room which resulted in 2/3 people just standing aside on some puzzles as the room couldn't take more. I believe this room is my favourite World War themed room so far.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Siân O'Brien rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 31/08/2020 Team size: 5 Time taken: 57:36 Outcome: Successful escape!

This was amazing!! I love it. 

We had Luke as our GM again. He's brilliant. 

If I had one negative, it would be that we did reach points were 2 or 3 people would be working on a puzzle, and the others would have nothing to do. The theme and puzzles were great though. It was a tough room, with a climactic finish, and apparently only a 20% escape rate! 

I definitely recommend. 

Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 14/08/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55 Outcome: Successful escape!

If you have previously read my of Blackbeard's Treasure at this venue, then you will know that this is the game we were offered to play for free after the disaster that was "That" room. If you haven't read it yet, go read it now and then come back here.

So as you can imagine, my first impression of the company wasn't great in anyway shape or form, however we were pleasantly surprised with this room and they certainly have won us back.

This room was fairly challenging, having to use a lot of logic and everything was perfectly on theme. 

We did need a few gentle nudges in the right direction but with a little nudge in the right direction, we were soon back on track and our GM was really great at delivering clues. I would certainly recommend this room due to the teeming, decor and puzzle ingenuity 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 15 Jun 2021 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Escape Hunt is a name that enthusiasts may recognise from escaping trips abroad: they have venues in more than two dozen cities around the globe. They used to have a location in London, which shut down some years ago; but they've now re-launched in three UK cities with at least another three due to open. I didn't have a hugely favourable impression of their original London location, but early feedback on their new UK games was a lot more positive, so I was pleased to make a visit to their...
A solid game but one which, for me, never really took off with temperamental tech in the middle, use of technology that looked out of place for the theme, and a finale that was a bit flat. Nothing to ruin the game but enough to take the edge off of it.
I don’t know how this version compares with the six others country-wide, but we were pleased with the staging without being blown away

Overall, this was an outstanding escape room. If you only do one in your life, this might be a contender. If you want to do a lot and are looking for somewhere to start… honestly maybe don’t do this one first. I have a feeling it would make any subsequent ones you do a little less engaging.

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