Cryptology Sheffield: The Mysterious Case of Hugh Dunnitt

By | March 20, 2019

by Cryptology Sheffield (website)

141 West Street

​0114 483 0052

Sheffield

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

You are invited to investigate a murder, which has more to it than meets the eye.
The Mysterious Case of Hugh Dunitt.
Can you reveal all the evidence and form the correct conclusion?
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Overall rating

Rated between 3 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 28 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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spbc expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 4 May 2024 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnygreat hostingneeding tlc
🎲A Jones experienced rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 11 Feb 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 44:12 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-driven
Good fun room. It starts off slow and seems a bit like an old fashioned style escape room but then as you get further into it, it gets better and better and the pace feels like it picks up.
samcrashb4 rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 16 Dec 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 49:11 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenbroken tech
Overall a fun game, most puzzles were fairly logical and we enjoyed them! One or two more challenging puzzles also helped make this room very fun! 
The clue system is very creative, however we did find the clue system in the second half to be a bit confusing at times, hard to pick apart actual clues from story/theming... But it did work well for this story driven room.
The room is advertised as a murder mystery, however the story takes a bit of a turn toward the magical around the halfway point and we thought the themes clashed a bit, especially from what the room is advertised as.
There were a couple of points where we had some broken tech, one of the automatically opening parts needed an extra whack from us and we had a tough time getting something laser related to activate. But I wouldn't say this was overly detrimental to our experience!
Overall it is definitely worth a playthrough at very least and we will be back to try their other rooms at some point in the future!
flyingoctopus expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
πŸ”SpontaneousIllusion expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Mark Crossley experienced rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Played: 09/09/2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 31:59 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingplainquite easy
Jen Wells (Get Wells Soon) expert rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Played: 25 Nov 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 22 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hosting

A solid offering with some nice quirks and straightforward puzzles. It is definitely one that's on the easy side, as we flew through it, but that's not to say it wasn't enjoyable and we appreciated the different kind of take on a common theme.

The hosting here is incredibly friendly and welcoming.

Lorraine Downing experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneystory-driven
TeamDenton experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 50 ish mins Outcome: Successful escape!
great hosting

The hosts at cryptology are great and they always make time to discuss the room with us afterwards. We enjoyed this room a lot, but I would say slightly less than their other two rooms (Afterlife and First Contact). The set dressing felt a little less immersive and there was a bit that had a lot of recorded noise which got a little overwhelming (but maybe we were just taking too long πŸ˜…). Overall good fun with plenty to do.

🀘The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
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This is a really fun room with the β€˜things to do’ element of the room meaning everyone can get really stuck in and feel properly involved. The clue system, as with Cryptology’s other rooms, is interactive and funny, and perfectly designed to fit in with the room’s story and theme, making it a thoroughly immersive experience. Additionally, as you progress through the room the pressure ramps up to encourage you to get everything solved in time. This is cleverly done and Hugh Dunnitt is a really enjoyable and commendable room!

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