The Crystal Maze London: The Crystal Maze

By | April 27, 2019

by The Crystal Maze London (website)

22-32 Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 7EJ

Central London

1-32 players

60 minutes

Jump into The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience โ€“ the hit 90s TV show now brought to breathtakingly immersive, genuine 3D life. Itโ€™s where teams run around madly, shout themselves hoarse, complete all sorts of tricky challenges and finish up in some lovely satin bomber jackets. Honestly, this has everything.
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based on ratings from 40 users
combined with 7 pro reviews

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Roory experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 06/04/2019, 27/04/2019 & 23/06/2019 Team size: 8 Time taken: Highest: 12 crystals, 122 tokens

Fantastic set design, excellent games masters & hosts, all of the nostalgia.

Puzzles were a little hit or miss, but mainly on the good side.  The one knock against is the cost, but worthwhile if you love the show! 

Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
kman expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 07 Jul 2016 Outcome: Successful escape!
Rhea Eris experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
๐Ÿ†Annagramma expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 7 Aug 2022 Team size: 8 Time taken: 90 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingepicquite difficult

The pre-event experience and things like merchandise have not improved since the version we did in Angel, but the maze itself and the Mazemaster we had made up for it. They've done really well dressing each zone and the games were fun if a little too difficult at times. We enjoyed our time in the maze itself but again with the tatty tokens in the maze! Could do with a slightly stronger material so they don't tear into little pieces ๐Ÿ™‚ all in all a fun experience but glad we managed to get a really good offer on ticket price.

Steph Norchi experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivegreat hosting
๐Ÿฆกcipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Ellie Jay Ch rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 11 Oct 2023 Team size: 6 Time taken: 75 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyimmersivegreat hosting

I did this in two teams of 6 from work.  We had a great guide with us Stacey Spacey. Overall it was hugely nostalgic of the show. Doing it with teams we knew and having a team we could compete against overall it felt really fun. The puzzles keep you engaged as a whole group and with tight timers it keeps you going fast. The different zones are realistic and look just like the original show, the transition between zones is very realistic too. The team building element was great. We came out buzzing. 

I think improvements could be made to the crystal  dome at the end, it needed far more of the tokens which just seemed to be shredded in a corner rather than in the middle to grab. I also would improve the waiting area. 

Overall though worth doing in a large group. Itโ€™s not cheap either. 

EmmaSmiley rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 9 Oct 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 60
immersivestory-drivenoverpricedquite easy

We did this for our mum's joint  birthday celebration! Was extra special as the both loved the crystal maze from the TV. The puzzle were good fun and well made, but a lot easier than a standard escape room so you can get through them quickly. We would of like the option to go round as a 4 but were teamed up with another group of 2. For the money it would be better to try a few more puzzles/challenges, as experience did feel a little rushed. 

Schteeeve experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 8 Outcome: Successful escape!
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The remake of the classic 90s TV series of the same name. With a million pound kickstarter, bookings stretching out a year in advance and media praising them left, right and centre they had a lot to live up to. How did they fare?
A fantastic experience that perfectly clones the TV show. It really does feel like youโ€™re in an episode of The Crystal Maze.ย 
Simply brilliant. An hour of pure, unadulterated fun. I had been waiting 25 years for the time I got to actually play the Crystal Maze for myself โ€” and it was everything it was billed to be.
Iโ€™ve been starting to get good-natured mocking from friends and colleagues over my general obsession with the Crystal Maze Live Experience. I crowdfunded them back before they opened their first London venue, played four times in Angel with different sets of people, and was starting to know the games better than the staff. I couldnโ€™t go to Manchester and not try that maze out, could I?

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