Escape Hunt Manchester: The Last Vikings

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Manchester (website)

Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, M4 3TR

Manchester

2-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
Your Viking clan sits unprotected from the wrath of the Ice Giants. Only the Norse gods can save you now.
Step into a legendary age of gods and monsters, where your peaceful Viking village is being threatened by an invasion of spine-chilling Ice Giants.
With your warriors away you don’t stand a chance in a fight, so in desperation you journey to the banqueting hall of the gods to throw yourself on their mercy and beg for help.
But when you enter your heart sinks – Thor, Loki and the other Norse gods are nowhere to be seen. With just one hour before the Ice Giants destroy your village, can you work together to summon the gods and gain their protection?
Take too long and the Vikings will be no more.
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Overall rating

Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 15 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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Michael Faultless rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken tech
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
illogicaloverpricedunoriginal
wakeupdollydaydream experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2
great hosting
Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 23/12/18
Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 01/02/2020 Team size: 5 Time taken: 50:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

A Victorious Viking Venture!
This marked my first visit to Escape Hunt: I was saving it for when I had a big group coming to keep costs down.
Story
Summon the Norse gods for their protection against the Ice Giants who are on their way to destroy your village. NB: I really like this storyline: simple, creative and adventuresome with a clear goal!

Puzzles
We were all stumped at first- the first puzzle must have taken us ten minutes- but with a couple of hints, we then powered through. There were one or two occasions where it was almost a tad too unclear what needed to be done. However, it seemed to gradually get easier: we made light work of the final tasks. The puzzles were entirely (and appropriately) practical, making it the most hands-on room I’ve ever done so far. Vikings wouldn’t have been involved with number-crunching or word games! The game was very linear, perhaps too much so for a group of 5. We were all often huddled around the same thing, so I'd recommend a smaller group for this one.

Mise-en-scene
The room was thoughtfully decked out like a Viking cabin. There were ‘proper’ props e.g. metal helmets, furniture and tools to appreciate. A lack of traditional number locks in favour of other means of progressing fitted in nicely with the Nordic setting.

Final Comments
We broke out with ten minutes to spare. This room scores highly in all three of my sub-categories!

Sam Carr experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautiful
abooth expert rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
Played: 5 Mar 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalunoriginal

Absolutely baffled this has so many high ratings - I'd say it's the worst of my 85 games. Poor theming, illogical puzzles, we had to rely on clues far too much which suggests a lack of signposting, half of it is broken and shoddy. Nah.

Molly Minerva experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Another fun Escape Hunt room! The Viking theme was really well done and we particularly enjoyed the physical elements to this game.

TeamHawley experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
MightyMidds experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
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