Escape London: Taken

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape London (Shadwell) (website)

6 Devonport Street, E1 0DQ

East London

2-6 players

60 minutes

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Your friend has been missing for days, believed to have been taken by a mysterious serial killer.
With a suspect in mind, the police have yet to come close to capturing the kidnapper. Why? The forensics camera holding all the evidence had vanished. With no leads, they were unable to proceed forward and apprehend the killer.
Taking matters into your own hands, you and your friends have been working hard to track his last whereabouts 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 30 and 30 out of 5

based on ratings from 15 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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abooth experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 21 Jan 2022 Team size: 1 Time taken: 58 Outcome: Successful escape!

Quite sparse on design but a decent theme, some fun puzzles. Got a problem with some really unnecessary red herrings and an absoute time killer of a puzzle, but it worked my brain and I had fun. Ran it alone.

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 07/01/16
mkeddie experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 24 Dec 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 54 Outcome: Successful escape!
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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.  

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
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 19 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
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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.

🔐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!
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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.
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...

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