The Escape Key: Plague

By | March 20, 2019

by The Escape Key (website)

60-62 St, Andrews Street, NE1 5SF

Newcastle upon Tyne

2-8 players

60 minutes

Overlooking a real-life plague pit, enter our plague room.
Can you outwit the crazed Plague doctor and escape before the horror of the Black Death gets you?
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Rated between 3.5 and 4.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 4 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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MaliceInWonderland rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Dan Taylor experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
puzzlebitch experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

This is a fairly decent room, with some good puzzles, scary moments and interesting history. However, the story is quite convoluted and for more experienced teams, there were a limited amount of puzzles we hadn't seen before. Would definitely recommend Witch over Plague!

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

The favourite game of half of our team, although I was having alot of deja vu (having played a game VERY similar to this in Blackpool), this is another excellent game from Escape Key with well thought out puzzles with good immersion and excellent room production. 

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I was expecting something that was more of an escape room combined with a history lesson. This was not that, but it was still good fun, although we did definitely start to feel the pressure towards the end!

We really enjoyed Plague. It was the most fun of the rooms we played during our trip to Newcastle, and at Escape Key, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone. For folks afraid of jumps scares – there are a few small ones, but it isn’t by any means a ‘scary room’, just more on the side of eerie. In terms of difficulty, despite the website saying it’s hard, we found it a comfortable ‘medium’. If you’re in Newcastle and only have time to play one room, this should be very high up on your list!

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