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

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
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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Rated between 30 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 32 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Sharon Nowik experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: August 2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 45
TeamHawley experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
very easy
Michael Faultless rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting

My personal favourite game by Escape Hunt

Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 23 May 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
broken techpoor hostingquite difficult

We made the mistake to attempt this room in their first week of opening. Tech was broken, some locks were open, some clues were placed in the wrong locations. We just had an absolute nightmare.

If you're visiting Escape Hunt, I'd highly recommend their other rooms that are excellent.

Sabrina (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 20/04/2019 Time taken: 44:50:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tom experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 53.15 Outcome: Successful escape!

Another excellent Escape Hunt room! These guys go all out! The start of this game was really unusual! Felt a bit claustrophobic but it did add to the experience. Loved the help system and the way the games master keeps things immersive! 

Joe Brown expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 27/07/18 Team size: 5
Nicely themed room, with plenty of automation - but very short for anyone but new players. Even with plenty of mistakes we escaped in 35 minutes. With a few more puzzles this would be a very solid room.
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Wei-Hwa Huang expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
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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.

I have to admit, The Fourth Samurai wasn’t ever going to be my immediate choice of the Escape Hunt games 

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