Escape Live Birmingham: Dr Wilson’s Office

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Live Birmingham (website)

Arch 39, Henrietta Street, B19 3PS

Birmingham

2-6 players

60 minutes

Dr Wilson is a master detective who has solved many crimes in his distinguished career. But this case could prove to be deadly for him. One of the suspects he is investigating is threatening his life. Dr Wilson is now relying on you and your team to unveil the identity of the right suspect. He's left clues around his office and it's up to you to find them, solve the mystery and escape.
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Overall rating

Rated between 25 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 13 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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Pagan Hollis experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 3 Jul 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 44:45 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivegreat hosting
Siân O'Brien rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 12 Apr 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 39:37 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingit worksunoriginalquite difficult

I can highly recommend this room! Having now completed Escape Live Birmingham's traditional rooms, this was one of their best. It's very traditional, so it's a great starter room, if you're new to Escapes. It was very traditional in terms of tech too. As a team, this was one of our fastest rooms, but I don't think that's because it's the easiest. I think it was just slightly unoriginal, so we've seen a lot of similar puzzles before. That's why I think this is a great starter room. The hosting was brilliant - and we had no clues! It was lovely to have the space we required to attempt the game ourselves, and we could dictate the when we wanted clues.

A major, major plus point for us is that everything worked! It's a well kept room, which allowed us to focus on game play and no need for the GM to intervene. Perfect. 

As a team, we also prefer non-linear games, and this fit the bill. 

coco974 rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hosting

This was our first ever room. And we've been hooked ever since. 

Our GM was brilliant straight away, getting right into character and giving us the back story. She was also very helpful when we had to ring her for help (which considering this was our first room, wasn't that many!). 

We had no idea what to expect, but we were very pleasantly surprised. Initially stood in the middle of the room feeling clueless, but in no time at all got stuck right in figuring it all out!

The theme was brilliant, fantastic set. We got completely stuck on a couple of red herrings, and massively overthought one puzzle which turned out to be very basic. The puzzles were just the right level for first timers in my opinion as we got out with around 6 minutes to spare. 

Fantastic experience and it got me hooked!

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 24/04/16
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 4 Sep 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47:48
great hosting
fraggle42 experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Aine Morgan rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
abooth expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 4 Jun 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 49 Outcome: Successful escape!

This room is 'ok' in the grand scheme of things, but some parts of it are just absolutely unnecessarily difficult, and you don't need to solve everything before you can escape.

lizratesrooms experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 10 Mar 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52 Outcome: Successful escape!
poor hosting

The setting was fantastic but unfortunately this was not matched by the quality of the puzzles. We had multiple instances where we had “solved” the puzzle but spent minutes trying various ways of converting the answer into numbers for a combination lock. Quite frustrating solving experience which meant we didn’t get a huge amount of satisfaction when we finally solved the room. Our host was unenthusiastic and there was almost no backstory or motivation given which set our experience off on the wrong foot. 

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A solid room with a decent theme but let down by some not very exciting puzzles. Worth playing if you're in the area but not one I'd travel to.
Décor as you go in is pretty good in this room. There isn’t loads you can do with an office setting but what had been done worked well and it was far less sparse than in many other office escape rooms we’ve been in.

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