moviESCAPE: Sherlock Holmes

By | March 20, 2019

by moviESCAPE (website)

Welkin Mill, SK6 2BH

Stockport

2-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

closed
Sherlock Holmes has been kidnapped!! You have one hour to work out of who kidnapped Holmes and his associates.
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Overall rating

Rated between 20 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 3 users
combined with 1 pro review

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Ksen experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2020 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverstory-drivenquite difficult
Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 23/09/20 Team size: 2 Time taken: 70:00 Outcome: Failed 🙁

Befuddled Down Baker Street

My final escapade at MoviEscape involved a visit to 221B Baker Street, though I wish I took more than just one comrade for this difficult room.

Story
Find out the location of Sherlock and his kidnapped pals.

Puzzles

There’s nothing massively intuitive in the puzzle department, here. We got off to a speedy start, but then slowed down to an unenjoyable halt. Useful items aren’t just tricky to find- they’re literally camouflaged, which took the fun out of searching for things. I’m sure that one of the items needed for a certain calculation wasn’t present. For one of the last puzzles, the problem-solving required was very difficult to work out without any sort of help. I overthought the penultimate task as a result of becoming overwhelmed by lots of different numbers and not knowing what to do with them. We must have spent a quarter of our time on it, and more or less had to have the answer spelled out to us.

Mise-en-scene

It passed as a detective’s office with its dated wallpaper, record player and Holmes memorabilia. However, the second room was a random and irrelevant space to the story. This is another of MoviEscape’s rooms that uses an egg-timer (grr).

Final Comments
Apparently, all of the games at MoviEscape are intermediate level, but this one was by far the hardest. Our host was apathetic at best.

Allie Abbott rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 14/09/19 Team size: 4 Time taken: FAILED Outcome: Failed 🙁

Fun but really really hard!!

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