Escape Reading: Kidnapped

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Reading (website)

Queens Walk Unit5, RG17QF


2-6 players

60 minutes

You wake up in a small darkened room. Nobody can clearly remember it all seems so blurry.
You realise you have been Kidnapped.
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Overall rating

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 6 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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Player reviews

Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 21 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57m Outcome: Successful escape!
Mark Jackson experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenintensequite difficult

Loved this room! Some real twists and some novel puzzles!

MightyMidds experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Kelly Archer experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

A really great room but some issues with solving puzzles where the set up was wrong (so we got a digit wrong because something had been tampered with) and some difficulty in reading a section of information because of lighting and angles or worn out numbering. Decent but flawed, needs a bit of a spruce up.

Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: 45:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

Reviews by escape room review sites

The first of the two horror themes we tried at Escape Reading's central branch was Kidnapped, which avoids outright scares in favour of building a subtle creepy atmosphere. (For those who hate jump scares, there should be little to worry about here.) There is little preamble in the briefing or the website's description of the room: you've been kidnapped and imprisoned. But as the game progresses the style of the decorations gives a vivid impression of your captor, with some later puzzles making ...

Kidnapped was a well balanced room in the heart of Reading that would be absolutely perfect for a larger team of 4 or more, perhaps even made up of folks who have never done an escape room before – since it contains a little bit of all the best puzzles you typically see in an escape room! Good puzzles, nicely decorated, and absolutely amazing customer service from our lovely GM Julia!

Escape Reading isn’t just what dyslexic kids tried to do in primary school, it’s also an escape game based out of a large town in Berkshire. I’m opening the review with a pun because it’s a pretty hard game to write about. Here is how the website sets it up:

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