Cave Escape: Monuments

By | July 29, 2019

by Cave Escape (website)

63 Mansfield Road, NG1 3FN

Nottingham

3-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

It is 1945 and your country needs you! You have been called upon by the allied forces to venture deep into the salt mines of Austria. Your task is to locate and retrieve the priceless artworks, precious gems and gold bullion that have been stolen by the Nazi’s. Can your team solves the puzzles, diffuse the bomb and crack the codes to save the artefacts before the mine is blown to smithereens? There’s only one way to find out…
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Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 11 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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Moosehead experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 4
beautifulimmersive

Beautiful game!  It had some things in it that we’ve never seen before tech-wise.  There definitely should’ve been more sign posting for some puzzles and we had a very pushy GM, which frustrated us a bit.  But it is an incredibly beautiful set and should be near the top of everyone’s list to play!

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivestory-drivenquite difficult
Joe Brown experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 12 Sep 2021 Team size: 4
Set in an actual cave, the puzzles fit the story really well and were very challenging. Greatly enjoyed, but not for newcomers!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 4 Time taken: 55 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalstory-drivenquite difficult

Monuments is outstanding. Really uses the caves to their full potential and create a fantastic and exciting mine that is perfectly on theme. Clue systems are well thought out and fun, plus the way the story is delivered is innovative. Puzzles are pretty good, though some are bloody hard and need a little more to suggest what to do. Luckily our GM was good and always quick to berate us for being idiots. Thoroughly enjoyed and one of the country's finest games

Exotic Turtle rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 27/07/2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 54 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techclevergreat hostingquite difficult
Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 27 Jun 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 54 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenepicquite difficult

Wow.

Another great room by Cave Escapes. 

Loads of things to do, very story driven and immersive. 

This room will be a challenge for most so I advise taking as many people as possible. 

Loads of different elements and a great little touch of humour and something I haven’t seen before.

You must play 🥰

🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 9 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:32 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalstory-drivenquite difficult

This game is beautiful - the cave, and the audio/video has you immersed in the story instantly. There is plenty to keep you busy and the puzzles are enjoyable, with a couple of very clever ideas. The hint system is on theme and excellent at pointing you in the right direction rather than telling you the answer. We played as a two and completed it, but only just (and that was playing with relatively few now-what moments). Excellent flow. I enjoyed this more than Carfax as it was less search heavy, but they are both absolutely worth playing (and I understand Carfax has undergone a lot of change since we played it, and that is no longer the case). 

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

I do love how Cave Escape incorporate the cave into the room, and it does this perfectly for Monuments. The confines of the caves enhances the feeling of secrecy and espionage, and within minutes you completely forget your in Nottingham, I was in Austria in WWII for the whole game. Don't let this game deceive you, it may look straightforward when you enter the room, but its packed with puzzles.
The Cave Escape team have incorporated some lovely comedic moments, which brings a little light to a rather dark part of history, but these dont detract from or mock the subject matter. Theres also a large number of historical 'easter eggs' throughout the game, which you may spot (especially if you've watched the film) but ask you GM and they'll point them out at the end.
Its a stunning room, you really must play this.

🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 12/10/20 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed 🙁

I've waxed lyrical about their other room, CarFax, before but this takes those high standards and builds on them.  Theming is appropriate, there is a great mix of puzzles and a lot of tech, but this is a hard room, Cave Escape will let you run as a 2 but the minimum recommended is a 3 and I can see why, if we'd had a third person we would have got out but there is a lot to get through.

SiSitAndWait rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 4 Time taken: 58odd Outcome: Successful escape!

Wow! Carfax looked great and a very good first game. This is pretty much flawless! I don't want to write much more! Go play it!

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A game with plenty of highlights, whether it’s the story interludes, the beautiful set or the feeling of being on a virtuous heist. Well worth playing if you’re in the Nottingham area.
I loved Cave Escape from the moment I stepped into the reception area two years ago to play Carfax, but Monuments has completely blown me away. Not only was this game one of the highlights on our nearly 60 game road trip, but it ranks among my favourite Top Ten games I have played to date.
History lovers will especially get a kick out of this room, and I definitely feel it’s one for adults rather than children, but no one could fail to be impressed by the attention to detail in this room, the effort made to bring in props and technology that blend seamlessly to give life to the story and authenticity to the experience. The effort gone to by the team is top-notch. Highly recommended.

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