Escapism Chester: The Legacy

By | March 20, 2019

by Escapism Chester (website)

1 Cestria Building, George Street, CH1 3ER


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details

Alone in the cemetery with graves and skeletons beneath your feet, you and your friends are on a secret mission to discover hidden riches. Lady Mary was a an extremely wealthy and proud woman who valued her legacy above all else. In life and in death greed consumed her and she took her fortune to the grave. You must find her treasures stealthily and quick before the Crypt Keeper catches you.

Lady Mary may have taken her legacy with her but there is still time to steal it for yourself!

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based on ratings from 31 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Lorna Morris rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 8 May 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivengreat hosting
lizratesrooms experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
Escapetopus experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 13/04/2019 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Escapism looks like a very modern venue, with a bright reception area in a much newer building than the typical old disused office. However the games are relatively low-tech and reliant on good old-fashioned padlocks, and the theming and story elements are fairly perfunctory.

That said, this room does manage to create a reasonably spooky atmosphere, and there’s a good variety of puzzles (including a smell-based puzzle, a type I’d never seen before). It’s also not all linear so even with a larger group you’ll be kept busy. With just two of us it was challenging but fun.

PurpleB expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: Dec 2019 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

An enjoyable room. One of the only places I've been made to sign a waiver before I played, which seemed a little unnecessary.  I don't really know why they needed to ask us all our age.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 48 Outcome: Successful escape!

The room is really well laid out and decorated with some smart and varied puzzles and a strong backstory. We specifically asked our game master if she could give us 0 clues and this definitely made the experience even more exciting as we solve all the puzzles on our own, definitely feeling trapped and locked-in, this really helped us feel immersed. Going forward, this will become our number one rule: 0 clues unless requested! The Legacy is one of their best game with the Missing, in my opinion.

Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 17 May 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 57 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneycleverquite difficult
Exotic Turtle experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 17/05/2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 58 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyimmersivegreat hostingquite difficult😨creepy

As a newbie to the world of escape rooms, this room will always have a place in my heart.

I don't want to give too much away, as not everyone will have played this game but for the space and resources Escapism have, they truly have made up for this within this particular game!

Loved it!

🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 19/06/2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
A fun logical room with some ER tropes present and correct but with some original puzzles mixed in.  Nice flow to it, but one horrendous search fail that I still feel is a little unfair as a puzzle.  This would make an excellent room if you haven't played many already but even if you have it's still worth your time.  Theming and backstory is mostly on point.
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Sarah281 rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 11 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 53.00 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyfamily friendly

Fun room and enjoyed but there were a couple of puzzles that felt a bit like they didn't belong in the room, also 1 puzzle being too hard to solve without a clue. Good themeing, could fix up in certain areas but overall great.

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A really fun room, with good atmosphere. Click the link to read our full review!
Not the hardest of games, but we had a good time in Legacy. The puzzles ranged in difficulty and type and the openness of the game allowed us to split up and do our own thing. A good first game to start off our Escapism Plymouth binge day.

Escapism Plymouth: Legacy


This was our first visit to Plymouth to try Escapism where we were greeted by our host Mikayla. The first impressions of the waiting area is very minimalistic without anywhere to really sit down apart from a window bench going down the length of the building. There was a refreshment area and a big cabinet selling a lot of home escape games. Mikayla ran through the type of padlocks that are to be found in the room, which is always a nice refresher into the usage of the many different padlocks found in escape rooms. The owner Lauren was in the reception area and made us feel welcome with a good chat about our ‘successes’ in previous games. Mikayla then took us to our room, Legacy. 

Room impression

As soon as you walk into the room, you can see how much effort has been put into it. The atmosphere is surprisingly light in a graveyard themed room but none the less, it was decorated really well and you soon immerse yourself into the theme of the room and with it being relatively new, nothing was out of place and everything looked really smart and authentic. There was a nice bit of background music and noises throughout the game, which is a nice change to the boring silence that you get in some rooms. All in all, a really well thought through room and one we really enjoyed. 


The puzzles in the game varied in level of difficulty but as you would expect from the briefing, there were quite a few padlocks. The 4 of us managed to get stuck in quite quickly in the game. We all felt we brought something to the room in this one although one puzzle really had us stumped for quite some time and did make us ask for help. Even after the game had finished and we asked how we could have solved it without help, we still didn’t really understand it but then we aren’t the brightest 🙂 None the less, this one puzzle didn’t dampen our mood in the room and we all really enjoyed the puzzles.

Game Master Clues

Mikayla was able to type on the tv timer screen to give us a nudge and she was quite happy to leave us to it as we do work well together but when we did need the help in this one she did with speed and a bit of humour. The tv makes a raven noise if you do receive a hint to make sure you don’t miss it, which is a nice touch. 

Round Up

The room set up and puzzles made this room really enjoyable for us and we all agreed that this was one of favourites to date. The game didn’t seem that difficult compared to some of the others we have done in past but it really was enjoyable. They have a really good set up and on the time of our visit there were 2 more rooms about to be released to add to the 4 already there. The staff were really friendly and welcoming and we would recommend Escapism to anyone.


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