AI Escape: Kill M.A.D.

By | March 20, 2019

by AI Escape (website)

Unit K002, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, SE16 4DG

South London

3-5 players

70 mins
β€œThings are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden”
Strange things are happening in the Sally Star King Hospital. The centre has been vacated for years, yet screams and noises can still be heard inside at night. Does your team have what it takes to investigate and expose the secrets inside? If you are looking for a narrative puzzle game with a psychological twist, this is your room. Be cautious and enter at your own risk.
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 11 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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abooth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 12 Jun 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58 Outcome: Successful escape!

Not sure I get the hype. I like that it's more story driven but I think quite a lot of sign posting to wtf is going on is missing until the end. Also some bits take literal seconds and some take ages, which doesn't necessarily feel balanced.

wakeupdollydaydream experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
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I played a few years ago. I really enjoyed the twist and the choice element of the game. The host was really nice and the puzzles were good.

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 26/03/17
🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Joe Brown expert rated this:
Played: 04/03/18 Team size: 5
A really interesting room - you're given 70 minutes and told not to rush but to take it all in. Plenty of variety, things to see and a really engaging story makes this a very solid room.
😺Lianne experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 13/7/2019 Team size: 5 Time taken: 49 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalintense😨creepy

Enjoyed the twist on the escape room (about making the right choices as well as completing the game on time). Immersion and theme was good, and it definitely felt a bit nervy at times!

Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
🌡Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 10/08/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 69:29 Outcome: Successful escape!

Worthy of its reputation, a great game with beautiful set dressing, a compelling story and some fun puzzles to work through. Some small spaces so 2 players felt good for this game. I always enjoy games where there are elements of choice and this certainly takes advantage of that. 

Gavin B rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Miss Geeky rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
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Reviews by escape room review sites

The first game from Archimedes Inspiration was Leo's Path, which stands out for its calm beauty. So I was surprised to see that their second game was set in an asylum. A crumbling, creepy abandoned mental hospital sounds right in line with many a horror-themed escape room and completely at odds with what I expected from AIEscape. So I went in braced for perhaps a dark, dirty room with scare effects and maybe broken furniture or fake cobwebs. That is not at all what Kill M.A.D. turned out to be. ...
AI Escape don't make my life easy. This is another game that's incredibly hard to review dealing with a difficult subject matter that made this an experience with more depth than most. Ignoring that, though, they've put together good puzzles in a beautiful set to make a game that's well worth playing.
Things take a psychological turn with this hospital based thriller. Here is our review.
This beautiful story with an escape room hanging off it is set in a mental hospital and is a particularly special experience.

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