Cryptology Nottingham: Daylight Robbery

By | August 31, 2019

by Cryptology Nottingham (website)

107 Upper Parliament Street

​0115 686 0778


4-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

The plan is simple: one hour, your elite team of criminals, and an impenetrable vault. Get in, steal what you can, and get out. Oh, and don’t forget the diamond else you’re dead, alright?
There will be lasers to dodge. There will be security systems to hack. And there will be vault doors to blow to itty pieces.
Almost everything you grab will be yours to keep and will help get you far away from the heat, but whatever you do, you must get the Daylight Diamond. Without the Diamond, the big boss won’t be happy and that means you won’t be living. There’s no point being dead millionaires.
This is the final score, a flawless heist, a curtain call. Are you ready to steal from right under their noses? This is unabashed Daylight Robbery.
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based on ratings from 72 users
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escapeartist1212 expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Jemileh experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 5 Jan 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 59:54 Outcome: Successful escape!

Room uses a score system, based on the amount of loot you escape with - with harder side puzzles leading to better value loot. Cryptology have used this as an excuse to have some down-right impossible puzzles. I also dislike that the room is set-up in such a way that it is impossible to 'escape' with more than 5 min remaining - a mechanic clearly used to create artificial pressure on some easier puzzles.

Never-the-less, the room is still enjoyable, though my view may have been soured slightly by an unenthusiastic host, who admitted afterwards that parts of the room had not been properly reset, leading to an impossible (optional) puzzle.

Escape Enthusiast expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 13 Feb 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 59:14 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverintensequite difficult

This room is quite simply a whole load of fun. It's chock-full of brilliant puzzles, with a lot of variety present. It's quite challenging and there's an absolute ton of puzzles to get through. Thankfully with the score system you don't have to solve everything, so you can complete the room without a huge group. This is definitely a room that every escape enthusiast should visit. I simply can't stress just how enjoyable it is! 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techfamily friendlygreat fun

So much thought and effort has gone into this high-budget game. There's a multitude of puzzles to keep you busy for the full hour - and have loads of fun! Very, very well done. Amazing game.  

Exotic Turtle experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 21 Sep 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
flyingoctopus expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingfamily friendly

This is my favourite room in Nottingham.

I love a game where there is a side quest and you can play for the full 60 minutes

This game is fully immersive. I don't think I stopped for breath for 60 minutes. 

Highly recommended!!

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 21 May 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 1.18 million in loot Outcome: Successful escape!

What an absolutely superb game. We didn't come up for breath for a minute of the whole hour. Easily one of the best I have ever played.

matt_keds expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 1 Jun 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:12 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersiveintenseenormousquite difficult


Loved this. It has quite a reputation and definitely delivers. The room is enormous and similar to UI-55 or Copplestone’s in its concept. We played as a two and still had a few puzzles left, you’d still be busy with 4 of you though. So many different things to do, you won’t have a second to stop!

🏆Annagramma expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 29/08/2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 1 hr Outcome: Successful escape!
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Nottingham is full of rooms that are beloved by enthusiasts, and Daylight Robbery has become one of the most frequently and warmly recommended of those. In a way it’s an evolution of what Cryptology did with Dreamscape, in that both are score-based games with plenty of parallel play that suits larger groups; but Daylight Robbery takes those characteristics and turns them up to the max.

That might not be instantly obvious - the game doesn’t plunge you into the mayhem immediately. But although it...

Putting it simply, this is the best heist game I’ve played. This was an hour of adrenaline, packed full of as many puzzles as you could physically lay your hands on and topped off with a challenging and exciting finale. If you’re close to Nottingham, this game should be on your itinerary.
This is an amazing game that is sure to get your adrenaline going, and possibly keep it going for nearly the full hour. There are sure to be puzzles in here that you love (and some you’ll probably hate), but all the puzzles are fair, the set design is great, and this is guaranteed to be an enthusiast favourite - and could be the game to get newbies addicted.

This was a fantastic room, the action was non-stop, frantic and fun. This is not your typical linear escape room - this is PUZZLEMANIA! Our GM Mark, who is also a co-owner, was in character, and really seemed to enjoy his role and giving the briefings and hints.

The room allows you to split up and work on different strengths, but also to team up into smaller groups or pairs to collaborate on puzzles.

We certainly got our steps in this room - and whilst the space is open and bright, there are some doorways where you can clash, so just be mindful while you run about!

This room will delight puzzle fans, those who love combination locks, fans of Heist movies such as Ocean’s 11, and those who have always wanted to go on a crime spree but would never want to break the law 🙂

After the game, Mark was happy to fill us in on any missed puzzles and the amazing hidden secret - so much so that we were still in the room long past when we were due to leave! We came out as the 4th “richest” of all groups to have taken on the heist, and the top spot for a group of three, with £1,773,009.19 worth of loot (98% of all available items) - so we were absolutely thrilled. I wanted to go back in and do it all again!!

There are SO many puzzles, locks, tasks and fun things in this room that even in a group of 8, all will get a chance to solve something. The technology behind some of them I had not seen before - and there is such variety in the room that I think even if you did revisit the room you could find puzzles you hadn’t solved the last time, and take those on between you.

I do hope they make another game like this one - however for the sake of the sanity of whoever has to reset all the items we displaced - they may have other ideas!

Cryptology are always great at creating a really immersive, authentic space for their rooms, but Daylight Robbery is SOMETHING ELSE! The Nottingham Cryptology HQ is in an old bank and so the brilliance of Daylight Robbery is that this bank heist takes place in an ACTUAL BANK VAULT.

Daylight Robbery can only be described as an hour of chaotic puzzle solving and it was just so much fun, if a little stressful at times. Read more in our review!

Cryptology should really be mentioned in the same breath as people such as Xtremescape, Escapologic and Lucardo due to the quality of what they’ve produced with Daylight Robbery yet, it’s a company that can often go below the radar of many people. They are at the top of their craft and the quality they are producing is superb. Out of the countless companies in Nottingham that offer games, they are easily in the top 2. You cannot make an escape getaway to Nottingham without at least on of their games making your list.

Quite simply one of the best escape rooms we have ever played. Enjoyable from start to finish and a must play game for enthusiasts and beginners alike. Superb!


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