Breakout Chester: Excalibur

By | March 20, 2019

by Breakout Chester (website)

42 Bridge Street Row, CH1 1NN


2-5 players

60 minutes

You and your fellow knights have been kidnapped from Camelot and are being held captive in a tower whilst the intruders allege to be you. You’ll need to find a way out of the tower and make your way back to the round table and prove you are the true king by removing the sword from the stone...
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based on ratings from 21 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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EscapeCarrtists rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 1 Jun 2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47:13 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivenfamily friendly

This room remains one of our very favourite rooms. Puzzles were great, the physical elements were fun so much so we chose to return and play this game with our 2 children.

thehermit experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

Some physical puzzles in this game, and some moments of fun.  Unfortunately the clunky wooden table lets this entire game down. 

Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 24/07/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52.13 Outcome: Successful escape!

A game of 2 halves, both with very different concepts. 

The start of this game begins when you start ascending the tower, even the entrance and staircase were all greatly on theme

The first half of this game will see you flying through a variety of quick wins and working with each other whereas the second larger part of the game threw some very clunky puzzles our way with not much signposting. 

One of my biggest bug bears if games are when one particular clue happens to be nowhere near the area you're currently playing and sadly this is one of them games.

Its a beautiful set design with so much potential, it jut feels the designers got bored as they start progressing throughout the game. Certainly worth playing

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2017 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

We went to escape Excalibur in 53:55 minutes in June 2017 and absolutely loved it, there was a lot of "Wow" moments and very cleverly built puzzles. There was a big difference of quality between the Breakout Liverpool rooms and this one. We really want to go back in order to do their other rooms. We were really proud of our escape and really recommend it to anyone heading to Chester!

πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 19/06/2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 50:22
My very first ER was King Arthur themed and I've always been a fan of the myth so this was a bit of a no-brainer.  Theming is great, even the ascent to the first part of the room feels on theme.  Definitely a game of two halves, there is a tricky physical/dexterity puzzle that initially worried me but its relatively straight forward.  The second half is a series of logic and observation puzzles and is implemented well.
🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
matt_keds expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 20 Aug 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techgreat hostingintensequite difficult


Like someone else has said here, it’s a game of two halves. The first half was really fun with some cool puzzles, exactly what you’d want in an escape room. The second half however felt a little slower and unclear what we were meant to do. We escaped but felt like we were almost dragged through by the accommodating GM. Would recommend as a team of two as too many players might get a bit cramped early on.

Ollie C rated this:
Played: 1 Nov 2018 Team size: 3 Time taken: 55:35 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverfamily friendlyquite difficult

Really enjoyed this room. Like another reviewer said this game is one of two halves. There's lots of puzzles rammed into the first half that are great fun to work through and keeps up the pace. However the second half the game feels like it slows right down and the main puzzle in this room doesn't seem very clear without needing some prodding in the right direction from the game master.  We really enjoyed ourselves and the difficulty was enough to tax our brains without being too easy or too hard.

Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
grogu42 experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
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Themeing in this room was more impressive that the puzzles - one that we managed to by pass entirely and one that was more difficult than it needed to be which somewhat marred what should have been a very enjoyable room. 

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