Exciting Escapes Basingstoke: Breaking The Law

By | March 20, 2019

by Exciting Escapes Basingstoke (website)

First Floor, Chiltern House, Feathers Yard, RG21 7AT


2-5 players

60 minutes

The year is 1977, international tension is fierce and British Intelligence cannot allow government secrets to fall into the wrong hands! They believe that Detective Inspector Monroe, of the Metropolitan Police, has been providing foreign powers with intel.
The catch? The evidence is in his Police Station – they just need you to break in and find it…
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Overall rating

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 4 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

Player reviews

reviewed in Southampton
Lianne says:

We had a good experience at Breaking the Law, with a team of two experienced and two new escapers. That we still got out in 38 mins is an indication of how relatively simple it is. There was also a minor technical hiccup which meant our game had to be paused while the GM fixed it, and a little confusion about some of the instructions. It's definitely one of the more affordable rooms we've done, but personally I'd rather pay a little more for better quality and more robust puzzles and theming.

Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
reviewed in Southampton
Peewee Stevens ッ rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
reviewed in Southampton
Juliette B expert says:

Despite being a slightly older and less challenging game than some of the others at EE, we really enjoyed this as an experience. Fun ending. 

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
reviewed in Southampton
Richard Sinden rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

Each game at Exciting Escapes is set in, and themed for, a specific decade, and Breaking The Law is their 70s game. While that's an era sometimes remembered for cheerless economic depression, I found this game to be joyously fun and my personal favourite of the three at the venue.
The aim of the game is to find a briefcase of evidence locked in the office of a corrupt detective. Some aspects of the game I'll have to skirt around for spoiler reasons, but a central challenge described in the pre-...
Probably the best of the three games at Exciting Escapes. Solid puzzles with a strong physical element, a real sense of progress during the game and a thrilling finale added up to a highly enjoyable experience.

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