Escape Hunt Oxford: The Fourth Samurai

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Oxford (website)

Westgate Centre, OX1 1TR

Oxford

2-6 players

60 minutes

To win freedom, the mind must be sharper than the sword
Step into ancient Japan, where the imperial emperor has ordered you, his most trusted samurai warriors, to defeat the evil warlord Tanaka Masamune.
But be warned, Tanaka is no ordinary enemy; he is protected by a powerful curse that makes him invincible to even the strongest warrior. The only way to beat him is to steal the magic stone from the handle of his sword – but first you must escape from the dungeon his henchmen have thrown you into.
You have one hour to break free and complete your mission; any longer and you pay – with a fate worse than death.
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 2 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

Player reviews

reviewed in Leeds
Sabrina Dietrich expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
reviewed in Leeds
Tom Hill rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

I'd add a warning that this is a room well suited to playing as a pair, which could work less with with a bigger group - an early puzzle could become a frustrating bottleneck, since it's potentially time consuming and can only be tackled by one person at a time, and the rest is fairly linear. Most enthusiast pairs will also find it an entirely approachable level of difficulty.
Playing the same game on a later occasion and in a different location (Oxford), I found the aesthetics quietly appealin...
A solid game across the board - storyline, decoration, puzzles and finale were all good. If you want something that pushes the boundaries of escape rooms then go elsewhere but if it's enough to just be good throughout then it's a great choice.

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