Compendium Escape Rooms: Wrong Turn

By | March 20, 2019

by Compendium Escape Rooms (website)

1a Crompton St, BL9 0AD

Bury

2-6 players

60 minutes

You and your friends are driving along route 66 when you notice your gas running low, a friend suggests to make a turn at the next set of crossroads to see if there is a gas station… you don’t find a gas station but decide to explore the one place you have discovered by taking that WRONG TURN…. Will you escape or will you spend your life regretting that wrong turn?
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based on ratings from 34 users
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spbc expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 21 Sep 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hosting😨creepy
caroline354 rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy
A fun if pretty basic escape experience. The name gave the indication it might be somewhat suspenseful or creepy but neither was the case. Plenty of red herrings in the first section but once you weed through them the game flowed pretty smoothly without ever reaching any real highs. 
samsham experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 16 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55:50 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyimmersivegreat hosting
Anonymous expert rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5
There are sooooo many items in this room that serve no purpose that I found it difficult to get going on the game. Many red herrings and puzzles left from previous versions of the game. Our GM was fantastic but the game wasn’t for me. 
browngate experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Mark Crossley experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 03/04/2022 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenintense
TheCLAMS expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 29 Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: ~33 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersiveamazing theming😨creepy

This was the first game we played at compendium and it really set the tone for the rest of our visit. What a room! This is probably one of the most immersive rooms I've ever been in. It really felt like you were in someone's house and it was super creepy! We absolutely loved this game - the puzzles were amazing!

Seven Of Diamonds experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: ~30min Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivestory-driven
ashpf experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
ShellH experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
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In a great example of how not to get your escape room sponsored by the US tourist board, Compendium’s horror room starts with the premise that you impulsively take a side trip into Alabama and shortly thereafter find yourself searching the house of a deranged serial killer. Your task is not just to get out, but to find a can of gasoline for your car plus also the mobile phones of the killer’s previous victims.

Of Compendium’s four rooms, I thought the decor in Wrong Turn was perhaps the most im...

A very well produced set, with fun transitions that capture the feeling of a remote and scary farmhouse. Unfortunately, the number of red herrings, the quantity of searching with little payoff and the simple puzzles left me feeling a little underwhelmed.
A creepy room with good set design and some nicely challenging puzzles. Perhaps a bit gruesome for the family, but those of you who seek out horror rooms will likely enjoy (especially if you get the live actor version)

The third room we did at Compendium was another ‘scary’ room – this time we entered the home of a serial killer. Once again we confirmed there were no live actors or jump scares, but unfortunately, there were plenty of mannequins (which is my specific phobia). The team were great though, and removed what they could, giving my mum a warning of where others were so she could deal with them for me. That aside, this room was fantastically creepy in a different way to Bedlam. Rather than screams, the soundtrack was instead an old fashion song and commercial, and the room and set dressing were just off enough to be unsettling.

An atmospheric and incredibly immersive game that keeps you gripped for your whole time in the room. The creepy theming keeps you on edge for the whole game as you explore many different spaces.

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