Escape Sheffield: 221B Baker Street

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Sheffield (website)


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 2.5 and 3 out of 5

based on ratings from 39 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.

LockAndMe experienced 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. 

Jordan Brown experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 5 Feb 2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 34:57 Outcome: Successful escape!
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!

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.

TeamDenton experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 14/02/24 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57.40 Outcome: Successful escape!
We may have just been very bad at this room, but it took us forever to get started. There were some basic things that could have been better signposted or linked up to help the players - we spent a lot of time filling in every padlock so something to indicate where a code might go would be quite welcome. I don't really enjoy the tactic of making a room feel longer by making you guess where to put the codes. The room was quite plain and the inclusion of a really broken violin felt a bit sad? The puzzles themselves were okay and we got through them quite quickly but we wasted loads of time in this room so there was quite a lot of standing around (maybe that was just us!). Overall an okay room but could easily be improved with a bit of extra care. Host was really nice.
🀘The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
🎲A Jones experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 2 Apr 2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 37:18 Outcome: Successful escape!
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!
SmithΒ² expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
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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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