Paradox Parlours Guildford: Venus

By | March 20, 2019

by Paradox Parlours Guildford (website)

Jeffries Passage, GU1 4AP

01483 567607

Guildford

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

With the recent rapid increase in the capabilities of artificial intelligence most homes have adopted some helpful AI to assist in tasks around the home.
venus represents the latest in home assistance technology and is the first product that claims to have been created with a human-like personality to help integrate venus into your family.
Reports have recently been coming in of some bugs in the venus system. As part of the tech team, can you investigate?
venus. always on. always listening. always there.
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 6 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 9 Jan 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 45:37 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 09/06/19
markb rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 24 Jul 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Really fun game, hard work to complete as a 2, but not unachievable, just need to make sure the logical part of your brain is on top form, some of the puzzles take a bit of working out. As others have said, interacting with the AI makes for a unique and very different experience!

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 6 Mar 2020 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
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MarkH rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

This was the first escape room I've done and it was brilliant.

The games takes place in the future where an artificial intelligence tries to take over the world and you have to stop it.

What makes this stand out is the interaction with the "AI" who was making jokes, trying to put us of and general causing mayham.  For example one of the team was reading out a series of numbers to another player to enter the AI started listing random number to put us off.

4 of us completed this in just under an hour  and it was a good mix of challenging puzzles and team work.

We have done a few escape rooms since, but this remains the best 

Barry Hammond experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 28/07/2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 46.30 Outcome: Successful escape!

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If you've ever found Siri or Alexa slightly creepy, then Venus is the game for you. The setting is the not too distant future, in a wholesome, gently futuristic suburban living room under the perhaps not so benevolent care of a Venus home AI system. The AI has of course gone rogue and as system engineers, you have the task of fixing it by, essentially, turning it off and on again.
It's not a huge space, and is better suited for a smaller team. Since it's themed as a home of the future, the deco...
The funniest game I've played. For that alone it deserves high praise, but alongside it they've got a great mission, fun puzzles and a good ending. I'd highly recommend heading along.

This room instantly went into our Top 10 and it will be there for some time. Strong puzzles, hilarity, and wonderful GM, this is a room not to miss. Flash Gordon for the win!

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