Cryptology Sheffield: First Contact

By | March 20, 2019

by Cryptology Sheffield (website)

141 West Street

​0114 483 0052

Sheffield

3-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

You have been tasked to find out what has happened to a stranded Tayson Research Vessel ship just off Mars.
You soon realise that what you have discovered will change the course of history, but in which way?
You must choose your path and the path of all humanity for better… or worse!
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 12 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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FranklyOscar experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
hi-techillogical
TheSinger expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Great setting. Very tech heavy which is not a particular fan of but I enjoyed the room. After playing Cryptology in Nottingham I had high expectations for this venue, but I just didn’t get that with the Sheffield Branch…. 

This room was great and I can see how players love it, I just didn’t click with the room. It didn’t flow well for me. There’s much better rooms within the same “genre” 

The Monkey expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
hi-tech

Enjoyable, very tech based, seen worse but seen better in si.ilar categories. Definitely  one to do

Catherine K experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Failed 🙁
quite difficult

We played this when it first opened and I believe it has been tweaked since then. There were definitely some teething issues with technology not working and some illogical puzzles. It was an ok game but not up to Cryptology’s usual standard. 

Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 1 May 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 58
funnystory-drivenillogical
SiSitAndWait rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 22 Jan 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 54:58 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techoriginalstory-drivenquite difficult

A very hi-tech game that is very different to all the escape rooms we have done before. They had a great use of video segments to enhance the story.

Because it was a sci-fi game it made great use of the technology in there but not so much that it feels distracting from the main mission. There are some great shoutouts to sci-fi films and series! It was our fave game of the day

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 22 Jan 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 63 Outcome: Failed 🙁
beautiful

We just didnt gel with this game, took a really long time for us to click with it. Could be that we were a two and there was a looooot to do. Luckily the host gave us an extra three mins to finish.

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 21/10/18
ratsontour expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Time taken: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techoriginalclever
fraggle42 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 59.58 Outcome: Successful escape!
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The game that introduced us to Cryptology- and what a game it was! We played this with our friends and regular escape companions, Tasha and Rach, and all four of us LOVED it! There was simply so much to do! In this game, you are tasked with boarding the TRSS Caelus to find out what happened to the crew of the spaceship orbiting Mars whose communication has ceased…

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