Escape Hunt Reading: Blackbeard’s Treasure

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Reading (website)

Kings Walk, 19-23 King St, RG1 2HG

Reading

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 15 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 20 users
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Mark Jackson experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulquite difficult

Some tough puzzles. The look of the room probably is better than the puzzles themselves

Emma Macedo experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 7 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 42:33 Outcome: Successful escape!
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MightyMidds experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Kelly Archer experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Sabrina Dietrich 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!

George Claydon rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Joe Brown experienced 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.
🦡cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
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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.
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...

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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