Escape Hunt Birmingham: The Fourth Samurai

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Birmingham (website)

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

Birmingham

2-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
You are Japanese Samurai warriors. Your honour and your lives are at stake. You have 60 minutes to destroy a mystical sword, or a fate worse than death awaits you.
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Rated between 35 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 40 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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kman expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 21 Dec 2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 50m 12s
Siân O'Brien rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 14/08/2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 43:46 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hostingquite easy

Firstly, first game back after Lockdown and I was very pleased and happy Covid guidelines are in place and adhered to. It's been hard getting back out there, after shielding with cancer, so this made me feel very protected and comfortable.

The game itself - brilliant. Nice bright room, great theme and the puzzles fitted the theme throughout. It was fun doing a room without padlocks! And it was atmospheric without being scary. 

I'd say in terms of difficulty, this is probably on the easier side of the spectrum, or maybe I'm just getting use to them! This was my first room with this company and I really liked them, and Luke the games master was lovely. I'll definitely be back! 

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 24/03/18
coco974 rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hosting

The theming of this room is brilliant, it all makes sense and the theme follows from room to room. 

The puzzles were all related to the theme, with some original puzzles that we'd never encountered before. 

Our GM was brilliant and very quick to assist when we needed it (I think we only had one clue, but she pointed us in the right direction without just straight up telling us the answer). 

In terms of difficulty I don't think it was that hard, just the one task that had us stumped. 

Great room, great host, give it a go.

Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!

We had a really good morning escaping from The Last Samourai. The Escape Hunt Birmingham have a lovely lobby area where you want to seat down and plan your next escape for hours.

Alice Lucy rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Wei-Hwa Huang expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Ron Kagan expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: July 18th 2020
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Richard Holtby rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
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I'd add a warning that this is a room well suited to playing as a pair, which could work less with with a bigger group - an early puzzle could become a frustrating bottleneck, since it's potentially time consuming and can only be tackled by one person at a time, and the rest is fairly linear. Most enthusiast pairs will also find it an entirely approachable level of difficulty.
Playing the same game on a later occasion and in a different location (Oxford), I found the aesthetics quietly appealin...
A solid game across the board - storyline, decoration, puzzles and finale were all good. If you want something that pushes the boundaries of escape rooms then go elsewhere but if it's enough to just be good throughout then it's a great choice.

I have to admit, The Fourth Samurai wasn’t ever going to be my immediate choice of the Escape Hunt games 

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