Breakin’ Escape Rooms: Butcher’s Lair

By | March 20, 2019

by Breakin' Escape Rooms (website)

89 Holloway Road, N7 8LT

Central London

3-6 players

60 minutes

Dr. Vladimir Knifesblade, your friendly university professor seemed like a really nice person. You and your friends always enjoyed his lectures on human anatomy so when he invited you all to his house for a dinner party you never hesitated and accepted the invitation.
Once you arrived at his house, though, the door was open so you went it. Nobody seemed to be home so you went down into the basement hearing some weird noises…
The door slammed shut behind you and there was no way to move but forward…into the Doctor’s secret laboratory, where it looks like your group might be on the menu…
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Overall rating

Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 5 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Player reviews

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 16/07/17
Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 7 May 2019 Team size: 3 Time taken: 35:41 Outcome: Successful escape!
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Rhea Eris experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Flutter.dumplin experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 23/09/18 Team size: 4 Time taken: 43 ish mins Outcome: Successful escape!

Reviews by escape room review sites

Many games have a horror / psycho theme, and typically they go for darkness, dirt, and gruesome props. While Butcher has plenty of blood and bits, it's a surprisingly cerebral game. Self-contained in a brightly lit room with a clinical feel, this game is all about the puzzles.
As with the other Breakin' games, the puzzles fit the theme and help build on it, with a few more abstract ones mixed in. It doesn't have a major skill-based puzzle in the way that most of their other rooms do. Puzzles ma...
A fairly standard escape room which in other venues would look fine but here felt like a poorer cousin in comparison to some of their other offerings. Solid, logical puzzles will keep you engaged but I worry that it's a little bit on the easy side.
The first of the Breakin' rooms in Highbury & Islington that we try out. Will it be a cut above the rest?

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