Locked In Games: Caught In The Act

By | March 20, 2019

by Locked In Games York (website)

Club Chambers, Museum Street, YO1 7DN

York

2-6 players

60 minutes

My hair stood on end, a shiver raced down my spine and a lump came to my throat. It was my time. This is my moment. Bleary eyed, I managed to scramble to my feet. It was the final call for all the actors to assemble. One hour until showtime. The lights flickered and then went off. I can hear the music playing in the distance. I can picture thousands of eyes waiting for me, waiting for my performance. This is my moment. Yet, I am here locked in my dressing room with the door bolted shut.
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Overall rating

Rated between 20 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 4 users

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TheSinger expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingunoriginal

Hosts and GM’s great….

I’m a theatre nerd and the theming of the room excited me before gameplay. However, I’ve been in hundreds of dressing rooms in my time and not once have a seen electrical props similar to the ones you see in this room. 

It’s fun to complete don’t get me wrong (even though we were promoted to cheat it) but do they belong in the setting your supposed to believe you’re in? Nah, complete immersion breaker for me. 

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 16/06/19
Molly Minerva experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hosting

Lovely hosts at Locked In York and some enjoyable rooms. Caught in the Act really appealed to us, as we love theatre - there are lots of theatrical references in here which we really liked. The final puzzle is tricky but perseverance really helped us out and we had a great time escaping!

Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 16/02/2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 42:58 Outcome: Successful escape!

Plight of the Thespians

Two of my favourite games have been provided by Locked In Leeds, and so I was very excited when they opened up a York branch!

Story

You’re a group of actors locked in the dressing room, and the show is an hour from starting. Quirky? Yes. Believable? Not really…

Puzzles

Uncomplicated, with apt nods to musicals. I didn’t really get the irrelevant film references, though. The final puzzle, a practical challenge, was far too difficult. We were encouraged by our Game Operator to cheat, which made for a dissatisfying ending.

Mise-en-scène

No where near as breath-taking as Leeds, sadly. This was just a room with wigs thrown in.

Final Comments

We had a laugh, but, from an experienced escapee’s point of view, this poor performance of a room deserves the hook.

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