Can You Escape: Operation Odyssey

By | March 20, 2019

by Can You Escape Edinburgh (website)

5 Holyrood Road, EH8 8AE


2-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
As space cadets on the International Space Station you must race against time to ensure you fix the escape pod before it's too late. Houston received your distress call and has concluded that it was a meteor shower that struck the main ship a short time ago. The escape pod has also been damaged so you must first restore all of the systems before attempting an escape.
Cadets, you need to hurry! The next meteor shower is predicted to strike in an hour so there is no room for error!
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Overall rating

Rated between 40 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 7 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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Player reviews

Molly Minerva experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

A really solid game with some fun quirks and twists on some classic puzzles.

WinglessArchangel experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 39.26 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techstory-drivengreat hostingquite easy

Fun room, with one or two really quirky features. An interesting premise, which felt quite original, and an exciting start to the game which really got you in the mood. Some great hosting too! 

nanocatsammy experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
fraggle42 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
smudgepuss rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!

Really enjoyed this room.  A good mix of thinking vs doing puzzles, and some requiring teamwork.

🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 03/09/2016 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Reviews by escape room review sites

Operation Odyssey is one of two games at Can You Escape, and got off to a good start when the operator gave the surprisingly detailed initial briefing in character. The level of costume was simple but the effort adds to the game. The briefing included considerably more instructions and overview of the mission structure than normal, and arguably that shouldn't be necessary - a good game should allow players to discover the structure as they play. But here it seemed to me that it fit the story and...
A review of Can You Escape? Edinburgh's Operation Odyssey room, a game that was amazingly well designed with clear progress, parallel, logical puzzles, a pretty set and a fun ending.
An immersive and extremely fun game with a good variety of puzzles, broken neatly into different tasks that can be worked on simultaneously.
You know that feeling when you're hurtling through space in a malfunctioning escape pod, you have to repair it before the meteor shower hits, and you can't stop humming David Bowie's Space Oddity? We're lost in space, in Edinburgh.


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