Escape Peterborough: Taken

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Peterborough (website)

23 Church Walk, PE1 1SB

Peterborough

2-5 players

60 minutes

Your friend has been missing for days, believed to have been taken by a mysterious serial killer. The police have yet to come close to capturing the kidnapper. You have been working hard to find your friend, and have tracked them down to an office in an engineering facility.
Is this just a normal office, or have you stumbled across the secret lair of serial killer?
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Rated between 25 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 12 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 40:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Fiona Smith rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2
πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 21/9/20 Team size: 2 Time taken: 46:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
windy 77 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

Loved  this room made me jump when when we found the dummy.

Richard Horton rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Sarah281 rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 11 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 53.46 Outcome: Successful escape!

Not what I originally thought the room was going to be, felt the themeing was a bit off par, Good start to the game - couple of red herrings to keep us gripped. Ignoring the themeing the puzzles were pretty straight forward only got stuck a couple of times as not knowing where to go next. Didn't put me off playing another room.  

🦑cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 19 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hosting

I would need all of my particular set of skills as I was taken prisoner by the nicest possible GM.  Needless to say this is a split start where one you starts locked up but you need to work together in order to escape.  Nothing here will amaze you and (like most rooms here) there's one search puzzle I feel is a little harsh but the rest flows well and we had a great time.

Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Most of their rooms are absolutely perfect for a team of 2, specially Taken! I would not recommend it for more than 3 players.

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The second game at Escape Ipswich (and also at various other branches of Escape around the country) has you investigating a serial killer, and inevitably you've found yourselves caught and in danger of becoming his next victims. Naturally this killer enjoys toying with his prisoners in the form of leaving them puzzles that they might be able to solve to escape.
Like the other game we played at the venue, there's not a great deal in the way of decor here. Forget dank basements, this serial kille...
Plenty of puzzles, a fair number of locks and good but very much IKEA-esque decoration. A perfectly reasonable game but with nothing to get very excited about.

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