Escape Hunt Bristol: Blackbeard’s Treasure

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Bristol (website)

Cabot Circus, BS1 3BX

Bristol

2-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
Blackbeard is dead, his loot lies unguarded. Sink or swim? It’s up to you.
Step onto a pirate galleon in the middle of a battle for control of the High Seas. Your captain, the terrifying Blackbeard, has just been killed and his ship is shot to pieces and sinking fast.
With no chance of victory, you and your scurvy shipmates decide to jump ship – after helping yourself to the contents of Blackbeard’s legendary treasure chest.
You’ve broken into his cabin to grab all you can, but now the door has jammed shut and you’ve just 60 minutes to escape; any longer and you’ll drown – if the sharks don’t get you first.
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Rated between 20 and 25 out of 5

based on ratings from 31 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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abunai expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 38

A decent enough game that looked pretty but I felt was let down by the GM constantly talking to us on the mic. "You'll need that later", "No need to apply force to that!" (We weren't) as well as coming in extremely quickly with hints for a couple of things where we had barely had any time to consider a solution. One of the physical puzzles I solved in 3 seconds - not sure if by chance. One hint came at the end at the same time we had realised what to do, and even though we still had 20 minutes remaining on the clock.  Maybe these shiny chain venues are so used to "normal" players that the default is to spoon-feed players. Either way, doesn't inspire us to try more Escape Hunt rooms.

Sam Carr experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Joe Brown expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 27/2/19 Team size: 4
Another nice looking room from Escape Hunt, however with limited puzzles and plenty of time spent trying to work out what to do rather than solving puzzles, while still finishing in 45 minutes made this room feel a bit disappointing. Fairly nice tech though.
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 30/12/2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 39:38 Outcome: Successful escape!
Molly Minerva experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Not Escape Hunt's best game but we loved some of the more story-based puzzles and had a lot of fun.

Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2019 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

We returned to EscapeHunt as a team of two to celebrate Saint Valentine, as it seems to be a new tradition for us! Blackbeard Treasure was to the same quality level as The Last Vikings, really atmospheric with great decors and our host, Captain Michael, was on point! Similar to The Last Vikings, all our clues were given in character. "Hey matey, things tends to fall when on the sea, maybe check the floor" type of clues. Very similar to the Last Vikings, the puzzles were very hands on and only a few code locks within the room. The puzzles were of very varied difficulties, that would fit both experienced players with a 0 clues completion and new players who want to experience various types of puzzles that escape games can offer. One puzzle though was surprisingly made harder that it should have been as all the hints were already present on the piece of paper that you receive to solve it. Another great room for Liverpool! Highly recommend for anyone who hasn't tried EscapeHunt yet. Looking forward to try their 'Cowboys' room and the future Alice In Wonderland. 😮

Sabrina (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 20/04/2019 Time taken: 42:20:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tom experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 48.17 Outcome: Successful escape!

Another visit to Escape Hunt! Yet again the theme is really immersive!  I did prefer the other two rooms I’ve done here, a few things felt a bit worn out or broken even though the room was new, but it is still worth a visit!

Kelly Archer experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
George Claydon rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
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The game themes that Escape Hunt have been rolling out sound a little like costume ideas for a children's party: cowboys, vikings, Doctor Who, pirates. Since this is an industry that deals in escapism, that's all to the good, and we eagerly signed up for their Blackbeard game.
Your job is to sneak into the cabin of the recently deceased Captain Blackbeard and swipe his loot before the ship sinks; our gamemaster played the role of our confederate on the outside with gusto. Pirate themes always s...
The tale of Blackbeard's Treasure goes - you and your team find yourself stranded on a sinking pirate ship. Sure, you could immediately jump ship and row your way across the ocean to safety but where would be the fun in that? Plus, rumour has it there is treasure aboard. The legendary Blackbeard's Treasure. It's hidden somewhere inside his personal quarters and its your job to find it and get to safety before the ship sinks.

Our least favourite game that we have played at Escape Hunt. The puzzles could have been really good but their execution was somewhat lacking. An enjoyable game overall however

We headed to Oxford only to end up on Blackbeards Sinking Ship. See how we got on finding the treasure and escaping a watery grave!

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