Xscream Escapes: Bedlam: Escape The Asylum

By | March 20, 2019

by Xscream Escapes (website)

Enterprise House, Ashford Road, Ashford, TW15 1XG


2-6 players

60 minutes

The Bedlam Institute ran for over 75 years, harbouring those thought mentally unstable to be members of society. Opening first in the late 1800s as a refuge for people who needed help, it soon turned into something far more sinister as the doctors began to perform horrifying experiments and tests on some of the patients. Many of the early patients died as a result of the testing, with them disappeared the majority of the records for the patients in what was to become a large scale cover up by those in charge at the institute.
In the early 1900s things began to change in society and it became harder for the doctors to continue to cover up their fowl experiments, so they began to operate in secret, continuing their work but under a guise of progressive and new experimental treatments. Most of the records that were kept on patients were either fabricated or simply destroyed, making it almost impossible to track what was actually performed on the unfortunate souls who were admitted to the asylum.
Fast forward 50 years to the admittance of Annie Sanbrooke, a poor young lady admitted to Bedlam under false pretences, it was clear from the start that she planned to escape…
What happened to her while she was in the institute did she ever escape? You and your party have been sent to discover what happened to Annie and find your own freedom from one of the most evil places imaginable…
Nothing is certain, you’re not sure how you got there and there’s an eerie feeling the place is long since abandoned.
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Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 2 users
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Ben Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 9/8/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 32:47 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: 56:30 Outcome: Successful escape!

Reviews by escape room review sites

With a name like Xscream Escapes, this venue’s games were never going to be about bunnies and rainbows, and their first two rooms are set in an old asylum and a serial killer’s den. Even so, these are not the intense horror experiences you might expect: both are atmospherically creepy but perfectly reasonable options for nervous players.
Bedlam is of course their asylum game. The backstory is vague on exactly how and why you're there: the institute is abandoned (inevitably so, since they can ha...
Two fun experiences which showed off the set design skills at XScream Escapes. Bedlam was our clear favourite, with more striking decoration, a real sense of exploration and better puzzles while the Corpsewood Killer was a more traditional style of escape room - still fun but a few weaknesses.
With a background in Thorpe Park Fright Nights you’d expect this to be a scary room, it isn’t. It’s creepy but I wouldn’t class this as a scare room (or it wasn’t when we did it)
We head to Ashford to try out Bedlam, one of two new escape rooms from new kids on the block XScream Escapes who specialise in horror themed rooms.

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