Escapism Chester: Amphitheatre

By | March 20, 2019

by Escapism Chester (website)

1 Cestria Building, George Street, CH1 3ER

Chester

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

closing soon
The roar of the Amphitheatre rumbles through your cell as thousands mercilessly bay for blood. The Roman guards are on their way to take you into the Gladiators’ arena but you still have time to avoid this gory fate. Escape your cell and have your vengeance.
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Rated between 20 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 13 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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shona panks experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
quite difficult

This was my second room and as a 2 the separating element really bothered me. I had no idea what to do or look for and it ruined it for me. I hope if I return to Chester, and it’s still open, I could enjoy it more

The Monkey expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
quite difficult

I can imagine this game being better for enthusiasts than first timers. I played this in my early escape room days along with my wife who had never played. It just wasn't enjoyable due to the separation. Theming was brilliant however

Daniella Johnson rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 28 Jul 2017 Team size: 4 Time taken: 58.34

Didn't care for the game. The first part of the game was good, however the rest of the game was a little lacklustre for me.

thehermit experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
originalfamily friendly

Played ampitheater with a team of four, with two people being experienced in two people never playing before, which became quite frustrating as we were split up like that. 

Overall we really enjoyed the game but did find a few puzzles frustrating, you can clearly see that this is one of escapisms older games as their newer games have a much higher standard of quality.

grogu42 experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Ollie C rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 15 Nov 2017 Team size: 3 Time taken: 46:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
original

Love the original theme for this room. Playing off the history of Chester. However the room itself felt quite cheaply made and wasn't that immersive. Even though it was a 5/5 difficulty rated room on their website we found it quite easy and breezed through a lot of the puzzles. Some felt like they didn't really fit the theme/narrative of the room but the others worked well and seemed to flow well enough. Had a great time and managed to escape in a decent time as well.

matt_keds experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 19 Dec 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 48 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingfamily friendlyfunquite easy

#23

A fun room with an enjoyable theme, we don’t normally like SPOILERS— being split up at the start, but it didn’t last too long. Possibly because one of the puzzles hadn’t been reset properly, this didn’t bother us too much though. A few tired props here and there, and the monitor stuck out like a sore thumb against the set decoration, but it was still good fun, and had a few quirks.

Exotic Turtle experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 17/05/2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 50 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hosting
Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 17 May 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 54 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingquite difficult
Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

We escaped this room in February 2018 just my partner and I and escaped in a bit more than 30 minutes. The room was a bit easy for us and there were not that many puzzles. We may have cheated in the first area of the escape room without realising, which probably indicates that the puzzle was not correctly built as we managed to skip it by mistake. Good for a team of 2!

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A review of four games we played in mid-2017 at Escapism and Breakout in Chester and Clue HQ Warrington. Dungeon of Doom and Teleporter were both solid games while Amphitheatre and Disturbed paled in comparison.

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