Exciting Escapes Basingstoke: A Hidden Past

By | March 20, 2019

by Exciting Escapes Basingstoke (website)

2nd Floor, 21-23 Wote Street, RG21 7NE


2-6 players

60 minutes

2 copies

The year is 1957, the Cold War is compromising domestic and international relations and dark secrets are surfacing from even the most innocuous places. British Intelligence have captured a spy from his flat in Shirley – whilst they interrogate, you must investigate.
Everyone has skeletons in their closet but some are bigger than others. Can you uncover his secret before enemy agents arrive to clean up the mess – you included!
This is a great introductory experience if you havent played an Escape Room before.
We have two identical experiences. You can just play one or bring two teams and race!
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Despite a welcoming host and a good video briefing, I started this game expecting it to be average at best. First impressions didn't help much: it's set in a flat that looks not just authentically old-fashioned but downright dowdy. And I looked around and thought, okay, here are some basic hidden number puzzles, and there some puzzles that might as well be in a puzzle magazine, slapped on the wall without connection to theme or story. I went from that negative initial impression to pretty much c...
A gentle room which would be perfect for beginners and still plenty of fun for enthusiasts. Solid, logical puzzles and a little bit of story but the real strong point was the immersion - with a house that felt genuine and background music that washed over you throughout the game.

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