You remember the ritual. You remember the city guards swarming your unholy ground as you chanted alongside your friends. You remember the farce of a trial as the Holy Inquisitor paraded you as a cautionary tale through the town. Now, you find yourselves in darkness. Will you escape to try your dark magic again? Or will Bloody Elbow, the most sadistic of executioners, pull the evil out of you, one tooth at a time?
Bloody Elbow is a Thrilling Adventure game designed to test your thinking under pressure. Set in the 15th century, you, and your friends, have been arrested for witchcraft and must escape the executioner’s dungeon before he can deliver on your death sentence. You only have 60 minutes to get out. Can you survive?
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Bloody Elbow was a fun adventure. We recommend it for experienced players. It looked fantastic. However, a communicative audio track combined with a set lean on feedback made portions of the game difficult to follow. QUEST ROOM played a little looser with force and safety than we’d prefer… but through this Bloody Elbow instilled an urgency of escape.
Whitechapel seems to be the place to be in London this year, at least for escaping, with three companies opening new games in the area in a short space of time. London Escaped have launched with two games, both using Russian-made room designs that also exist in Los Angeles and have attracted praise there for their high quality sets and physical puzzle mechanisms. (This game, The Prisoner, is known there as Bloody Elbow.)
Initial impressions on arrival at the venue were mixed. Their lobby area b...
Well, what can we say here. We arrived at the venue and there were about 5 staff in reception plus another member of staff ready to take us to our room. In another area, more staff going about their business. That’s good, we thought, they have 7 games so there should be enough people here to be reviewing each game even if they’re all on at the same time. We locked up our coats and bags and got ready to go in.
A good looking room, a technical issue meant the room had to be reset part way through the game for us, without that my score would have been higher. Still, some good puzzles and a good looking room that I enjoyed.