Trapp’d Peterborough: Madame Curios’ Cirque Delirium

By | March 20, 2019

by Trapp'd Peterborough (website)

The Peterborough Greyhound Stadium, Fengate, PE1 5BP

Peterborough

2-6 players

60 minutes

“Roll up, roll up! Enter the mind meddling spectacle that is ‘Madame Curio’s Cirque Delirium’! Try your luck, prove your skills and test your aim... can you conquer our unusual carnival games? How about attending a captivating performance in our very own circus ring? A delightful fun-filled evening where our guests pile in, hoping to glimpse the circus’ famed attractions and maybe win a prize or two. Don’t believe us? Come and see for yourself! There’s so much fun to be had in our big top phenomenon!”
The poster seems intriguing but you get this niggling suspicion that all is not exactly what it seems. Since this circus came to town people have started disappearing. Guests supposedly enter the circus, but very few come out and people seem to whisper of a ‘ghostly aura’ surrounding the circus itself. Still, your attention has been caught and curiosity is getting the better of you. You decide to go along and see what it’s all about... besides, you’ve never been particularly superstitious...
After entering, it’s all fun and games until you start to notice the abnormal silence among the workers. They seem to labour along in a zombie-like state, almost like mind slaves. They don’t blink or speak to anyone - not even each other. It isn’t until you recognise a stamp on one of their hands for Madame Curio’s fortune tent that you notice they all have the same distinguishing stamp. A quick glance towards the sage’s tent tells you that passers-by are being reluctantly coerced into entering... and they never seem to emerge. Something rather sinister is happening and you realise that you could be next. The circus closes in 60 minutes and you can’t see an exit anywhere. Maybe they blocked it off? You need to find another way out of this circus nightmare before Madame Curio steals your mind and you remain Trapp’d in the circus forever!
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Trapp'd expanded last year to three branches, with the two games in Peterborough being their newest. Cirque Delirium is a carnival theme, where a sinister circus seems to be enslaving its visitors, and you have the usual 60 minutes to find a way out before you're also caught forever.
Entering the game we found ourselves in an alley of carnival sideshow stalls, and I was pleased to see that the setting is used enthusiastically. While Cirque Delirium uses some 'normal' escape room puzzles, it mak...
An unconventional but fun escape room with a focus on skill-based challenges and interesting transitions. A great introduction for people who might find conventional puzzles intimidating and fun for anyone that doesn't mind the (easy) skill challenges.
Lacking in backstory this room makes up for it in the excitement it delivers at all points. Easier puzzles but good for all ages (except maybe the really old).
We tackled Cirque Delirium with four teenagers and this was a perfect choice for them. The series of fairground games to explore can be played in pairs and in a non-linear way. 

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