Escape Reading: Blown Away

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Reading (website)

Queens Walk Unit5, RG17QF

Reading

3-6 players

60 minutes

Reading town center is being evacuated.
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Overall rating

Rated between 40 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 10 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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Player reviews

PurpleB expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

Some original puzzles which is always really nice to see. A really interesting and enjoyable room.

imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite difficult

We did this on the increased difficulty (did all 3 rooms that day). 

Mia Rabone experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenintense

Loved this! Highly recommend. Great range of puzzles and lots of unique/original elements. 

Spartabantam experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 18 Feb 2020 Team size: 4 Time taken: 50:13 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivefamily friendlyteam

Definitely one of may favourite games played so far.  The puzzles and the theming go together very well, and the puzzles are non-linear meaning that everybody can do their own puzzle.  

Others involve very much working as a team, and those are the puzzles I love best.

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Mark Jackson experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
intensequite difficult

Requires good team work to escape this one! Very immersive

laceyd87 experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Kelly Archer experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2

One of my all time favourite rooms. This requires a good dose of team work in order to solve some of the puzzles. I love the way the room is styled - the theme works brilliantly.

Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Astrid Calway rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Outcome: Failed πŸ™
Roory experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 27/05/2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 53.00 Outcome: Successful escape!

Very enjoyable.

Good puzzle content in terms of both volume and variability.

Better theming/build quality than previous Escape Reading closed rooms as well, certainly best room to date.

There are 2 levels of difficulty - go for the harder one to avoid missing out on a couple of fun puzzles.

Reviews by escape room review sites

While there are a handful of hard-core enthusiasts who might attempt to play solo, for most players solving as a team is one of the joys of escape rooms. A disproportionate number of my most memorable moments in games have involved tasks that required players to work together in some clever way. And while Blown Away is an impressive game in many ways, what I really loved about it was that it's built around interesting, smart puzzles that can only be solved by a team working together.
Blown Away...
Despite not being β€˜blown away’ by this room, it was an enjoyable experience and kept us engaged well. Take your communication β€˜A-game’ with you and you’ll have a good time.

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