Escape Sheffield: 221B Baker Street

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Sheffield (website)

Sheffield

2-5 players

60 minutes

Primarily focusing on code-breaking, symbolism and association problems The Sherlock Escape Room will offer an interesting challenge for new and returning players alike.
Having been enlisted by Moriarty, your task is to break into 221B Baker Street, defeat Sherlock's failsafes and retrieve Sherlock's prized possessions.
Hurry though, Sherlock and Dr Watson are hot on your tail!
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Rated between 30 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 16 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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SiSitAndWait rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 22 Jan 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 37:40 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlyunoriginal

If this was your first escape room it is a great introduction. For us there was nothing new or different about the game but I cannot find many things to criticise the game for. We flew through it as the puzzles were nothing out of the ordinary. A solid game though.

GloverDaniel rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 14 Oct 2021 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

This room was good fun. Enjoyed the puzzles, some clever things. Theming was nice and worked well with the storyline too. Locks wise, it was busy, lots of number locks and it was a case of find a number, try the locks, which is not terrible, but frustrating if you have worked the number out wrong.

For what it was though, I enjoyed it. I got told that some of the Escape franchises dont look after their rooms (this is my only experience with the escape franchise) but from what I saw, the room was clean, nothing was broken or worn, and i would go and play more of their rooms without hesitation. 

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 21 Jan 2022 Team size: 1 Time taken: 48 Outcome: Successful escape!
plainunoriginal

It's....fine. Really basic design, very easy. I ran it on my own in 48 mins without really needing a clue. A bit near the end really isn't in keeping with the theme. Also it might seem fussy but a *lot* of the puzzles are really poorly written - really bad grammar and spelling.

ratsontour expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Amy Lowson rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 18/02/2019 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tom experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 41.35 Outcome: Successful escape!

Met up with a good friend to do this room, our first one together. Either we make a great team or the room was quite easy as we got a decent time! Room is quite basic with a few surprises. Enough to get my friend hooked. Extra bonus points to this venue as I left my car keys by accident and they drove across town to bring them to me!! Yay

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 42:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalplainunoriginal
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 2020-09-19 00:00:00 Team size: 2 Time taken: 54:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
Good beginner room with a mix of puzzles and an optional one if you want the credit, couple of potentially immersion breaking puzzles right at the end but still some good ideas/reveals.
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
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Reviews by escape room review sites

Many Sherlock-themed escape games need an excuse for why the great man himself isn't present - perhaps he's been kidnapped, or has died, or is simply too busy with more important cases. Escape's version takes a novel approach: here you are in fact the bad guys, sent by Moriarty to infiltrate Sherlock's apartment and steal a particular one of his possessions.
Although the Escape venues tend not to invest too heavily in the room decorations, 221B Baker Street looks more impressive than their norm...
Theming and Set: Lovely, until the weird timey-wimey wobble at the end. Searching: Not really enough to keep the teens occupied while solving one riddle at a time.

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