GR8escape York: Space Cadet Room

By | March 20, 2019

by GR8escape York (website)

4a Colliergate, YO1 8BP


3-6 players

60 minutes

Congratulations space cadets on making it this far at space camp. However, before you can become fully qualified astronauts at YASA ( York Aeronautics and Space Administration) you must complete one final mission.
On a YASA mission back to earth from Mars your spacecraft’s light speed engines have been hit and disabled by a meteor shower. Your spacecraft is now being pulled towards a black hole in space. You have one hour to restart your engines before disaster strikes and you are pulled into the far side of the galaxy. In order to restart your engines you must find 6 regeneration orbs which are somewhere within the room and install them into your spacecraft's engine.
Only available for 3 to 6 players. We recommend that children be at least 13 years of age. Maximum number of cadets allowed in the room is 6.
Good luck space cadets.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult in all sessions. We strongly recommend at least 2 adults take part in each team.
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Overall rating

Rated between 3 and 3.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 5 users
combined with 1 pro review

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Schteeeve experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Lindsey Carey (Dinner Jackets) expert rated this:
Played: 30 Mar 2019 Team size: 3 Time taken: 39.31 Outcome: Successful escape!

2nd place on leaderboard

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2017 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Great fun in this very technical spacial room! Quite difficult but we enjoyed the very tech challenges and the fun puzzles. We escaped with 5 seconds remaining, what!

Scotus0 expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 05/03/2017 Team size: 5 Time taken: 59:36 Outcome: Successful escape!

Bitten by the Escape Room Bug: My First Experience in Gr8Escape York's Space Cadet Room

A friend suggested we do an escape room, which was something of an unknown phenomenon to all of us first-timers. As we all used to live in York, off to Gr8Escape we went!



We had to find 6 Regeneration Orbs to restart our spacecraft's engine to avoid being sucked into a black hole, as is to be expected of a space-themed room! The task of finding pieces of technical equipment to repair a spaceship was an apt goal and kept us aware of our progress.


An engaging mix of physical and mental puzzles: they weren’t really linear, and so we were free to break off into smaller groups to do some simultaneous solving.


As this was my first time, the décor and scenery weren’t things I focused on. However, on reflection, it definitely didn’t come across as a shuttle or rocket’s engine room or whatever. I’d say it was more like a child’s bedroom.

Final Comments

This was a fun, hands-on, habit-forming first escape experience perfect for a larger team!

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: Team size: 4 Time taken: Outcome: Failed 🙁

Reviews by escape room review sites

This was a feelgood room with plenty of puzzles, some of which were reasonably challenging although it's unlikely to win prizes for decor. It's definitely a decent challenge - keeping our experienced team of four fully occupied for a fair chunk of the allotted time.

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