Escape Room Centre: Secret of the Tomb

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Room Centre (website)

44-46 Church Street, FY1 1HP

Blackpool

2-6 players

60 minutes

Brent Chadwick had a rough childhood. He grew up in the shadow of his mother, Lucille, founder of the "Church of the Untemptables" (COTU). The COTU was a Christian-fundamentalist church in the 1980's that preached;
"Resist all temptations, but if you aren't able to resist, you still have the chance of salvation if you punish yourselves equal to the sin you have committed."
So no wonder Brent went crazy and, after his mother died, moved to a hidden room - the very room you are about to enter. This dimly lit place can only be escaped from by finding the urn of his mothers ashes and then placing it in it's rightful resting place.
If you fail, and you're still there after an hour, Brent will arrive, and I wouldn't want to be in your shoes when he does!
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Overall rating

Rated between 20 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 5 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
Played: 25 Oct 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: ~50:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken techplainquite easy

The Worst Room I Have Ever Played

This was my 78th escape room, and it was the worst I have ever done.

Story

For an undisclosed reason, you go into some guy called Brent’s room. He went crazy because of his religious mother. You have to put her ashes in their ‘rightful resting place’ in order to get out before Brent comes back.

Puzzles

Puzzles did not match the theme: they were woefully basic, and some looked out of place. The practical challenges of lifting a small weight and operating a little solar powered train proved boring and frustrating. The Game Host had to come in because the latter wasn’t working as it should.

Mise-en-scene

The room itself was sparse and scarcely decorated to suit the occult church/tomb theming referred to in the storyline.

Final Comments

‘Blackpool’s best Escape Games’ could not be further from the truth. This was a pathetic excuse of an escape room. Were it not for prolonged closures because of Covid affecting local businesses, I’d have asked for my money back. When I left this review on TripAdvisor, the manager accused me of making it up. I replied via email detailing the date and time of the booking, and stating I have no reason to upload fabrications. He’s yet to respond.

TheMushyPeas rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

Another great TRAP-designed room. One skill based challenge is likely to frustrate, particularly for shorter players so if you lack patience make sure you bring the right people along! Great them and a good final puzzle.
I'm writing this review more than two years after playing the TRAP rooms, so my memory is unreliable and they may have changed anyhow - the Bomb Room for one appears to no longer exist. Also, we played all four rooms in a crazy consecutive burst of enthusiasm, which makes it harder to remember which was which.
However, it's safe to say that the TRAP rooms were good mass-market escape rooms with more of a emphasis on physical puzzles, almost with a Crystal Maze feel. Everything's robustly design...
Reviews of games at X-Dimension and Happy Hour. The former was a disappointing game at a franchise where I’ve heard reasonable things about other rooms while the latter was the sort of good game you expect when TRAP designs are involved although not quite as good as it should have been.
Un soir en accompagnant un ami à la gare de Lyon, nous voulions rentrer chez nous lorsqu'on s'est regardé et nous sommes dits.. et si on se faisait un petit escape, comme ça à l'arrache? Nous voici prêts à sauver la terre d'un terrible virus mortel crée par un professeur fou. Qui a dit encore ? Tout d'abord, je dirais que cette mission serait parfaite pour initier quelqu'un aux énigmes d'un escape game, si elle n'était...

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