Clue Cracker: Jailbreak

By | May 28, 2019

by Clue Cracker (website)

68 St John's Road, TN4 9PE

Tunbridge Wells

2-6 players

60 minutes

We are throwing you in jail. You have committed a heinous crime and your punishment is life without parole. You will be imprisoned at Standfast Jail, Tunbridge Wells.
30 years ago, ex-prisoner Joseph Wendle attempted to escape Standfast Jail. Over the five years he was held there, he created an elaborate escape plan which, on July 23rd 1989, he executed right up until the final stage when he was caught red handed attempting to steal the Wardenโ€™s keys. Unfortunately, prisoner Wendle was transferred to a high security unit in Dover, but fortunately for you he has left a trail of intricate clues and codes to help lead you to freedom.
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Overall rating

Rated between 40 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 8 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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๐Ÿฆกcipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5

Nicely themed jail break, with a good range of puzzles and good hosting. Its an oldie but its still a fun room. 

๐Ÿ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 28 Nov 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Some games you just 'click' with and some you don't, I didn't with this and Prison Breaks is usually one of my go to themes.  Puzzles are on point well and the room theming is quite good.  I'm not sure why I couldn't get on with it when I enjoyed their other games.

Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 15 Aug 2020 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

By no means is the lower rating given mean that this is not a worthy escape room, it just doesn't compete with the likes of Diamond Dogs and the jewel in the crown that is Temple Quest! A well thought out room with good puzzles and themeing. 

๐ŸŒตJuliette B expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 14 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyclevergreat hosting

Thoroughly enjoyed this game. Plenty of puzzles, cohesive story and found it very immersive. Excellent GM. Shame the clue system is not a little more customisable - would prefer a two way system so as to avoid getting an answer when you want more of a nudge - but also see that the way it has been set up helps to keep the immersion. Good fun. 

Shane Craig Gausden experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
Ben Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 8/7/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55:26 Outcome: Successful escape!
Robin Harris & Michael Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 2/2/2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 62 minutes 4 seconds Outcome: Failed ๐Ÿ™
Nichola Morrison experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

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Back in 2016, before there were any permanent escape room venues in Margate, Clue Cracker ran a six week pop up game there named Jailbreak. Three years on, the same company are back with a revamped version of that game, now at a permanent location in Tunbridge Wells, attached to a pub. (Iโ€™m always surprised more escape venues donโ€™t do this, since the first thing many teams want to do after playing a game is sit down and discuss it over a meal and a drink.)
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We donโ€™t normally detour to venues with just one room, but as weโ€™d heard good things about Jail Break at Clue Cracker we decided to make an exception and swing by Tunbridge Wells - it was worth it.
This is a room not to be missed. With the combination of superb attention to detail, a massive array of puzzles, the intensity of the game play and the passion from the team, the team at Clue Cracker have hit the jackpot with this game!

Impressive work from a company opening their first permanent room. Worth a trip if you are in the area (and if you are not in the area as well to be honest)

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