Code to Exit: The Dark Ages

By | March 20, 2019

by Code to Exit (website)

143 Manchester Rd, Manchester, Altrincham WA14 5NS


2-6 players

60 minutes

This team game takes you back to the time of the Legend of Camelot. By revealing the secrets of the castle, you will be able to rescue the mystical Excalibur. Once you have the mythical sword you are only a step away from acquiring the Holy Grail. You need team work, skills and excellent powers of observation to complete the mission in time and escape the room.
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Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 7 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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samsham experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Karen Peers experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 27 May 2017 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

Their best room, but also has their worst puzzle which took one of us nearly 20 mins to do.

Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
poor hosting

I played this and The Blueprint in the same day. Dark Ages was okay and had some fun puzzles but the host was very rude. I wouldn't go back.

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 09/04/17
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 06/01/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 44 Outcome: Successful escape!

My fav of the 3 rooms they currently have to offer and yet their original game. 

A very home made feel to the room, but a lot of things to do in such a small space (Although the largest room in their catalogue)

There is a little bit of free roam, however the majority will be strictly linear meaning its not that suitable for larger groups as people may be sat around for a while waiting for things to be completed. 

The puzzles were not ground breaking and often contoured to traditional escape room puzzles, however there a few clever elements and its still a really fun game to play 

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Code To Exit is based in Altrincham on the outskirts of Manchester, about half an hour by car from the city centre, built and run by a couple of Hungarian business partners. There's a particular style of escape room that I think of as Hungarian, being games that emphasise puzzles over story, with plenty of hand-made wooden components and a use of skill-based puzzles, all of which are true of The Dark Age.

The setting is a search for the Holy Grail, and follows a knights and chivalry theme. The ...

A beautiful room packed full of fun physical puzzles with the wonderful goal of retrieving the sword from the stone.

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