Escape Hunt Edinburgh: The Fourth Samurai

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Edinburgh (website)

Upper floors, 26 Castle Street, EH2 3HT


2-6 players

Languages: EN

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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Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 40 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Molly Minerva experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

A brilliant start to this game and a great mix of physical challenge, searching and logic. We hammered our way through this one but it never felt too straightforward, just intuitive and enjoyable.

Emma Macedo experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 26 Aug 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 49.17 Outcome: Successful escape!
poor hosting

Played this game whilst on a family getaway to Edinburgh and after doing a few of Escape Hunt games around the UK was a little sceptical as some haven't been fantastic. This unfortunately fell into the 'not great' category. Although there were some clever puzzles to solve and theming was ok, however I didn't leave feeling particularly fulfilled. I felt that because the room was quite non-linear there were multiple occasions where I didn't know how certain things had been solved/opened as I had been working on solving one thing whilst my parents were doing something else. 

On arrival there seemed to be only one member of staff on reception who gave us a very good introduction, completely in character however just over halfway through our game we called for help on a puzzle in the way we had been instructed and it took ages to get a response so this effected our overall time and was very frustrating waiting for assistance to move forward. When we completed the room it turned out there had been a change over of staff, hence why there was no response when we required help. Unlike nearly every other room I have played (this was my 40th), at the end there was no opportunity to discuss our game or ask any questions about certain aspects. We had our photo done and left.

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
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
Alice Lucy rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
MissLoopyLou93 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 30 Oct 2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 51:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

A beautifully themed room with plenty to do. A lot of unique puzzles throughout. 

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.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 3 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 41:38 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy
Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!

We had a really good morning escaping from The Last Samourai. The Escape Hunt Birmingham have a lovely lobby area where you want to seat down and plan your next escape for hours.

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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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