Want To Escape: Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pop

By | December 31, 2019

by Want To Escape (website)

40a Newton Road, NN10 0HD


2-7 players

60 minutes

When Josh Baskin returned home after his "Big" adventure, he took more than he should, he took an exciting prototype toy from MacMillan Toys.
You are the competition and you want that prototype!
His bedroom - that must be where he's hidden it.
Can you find the toy and escape in 60 minutes?
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 5 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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Player reviews

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenillogicalquite easy

As others have mentioned, there is a physical puzzle that is flawed, and it gets frustrating spending ages trying to complete it! We had to bypass the puzzle in the end to progress with a penalty added to our time. IMHO, if it's so frustrating that it makes people want to attack it with a baseball bat, consider a different puzzle!

🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 6 Sep 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
🌡Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 05/09/2020 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Had been meaning to pay these guys a visit having played their old venue near Cambridge before - and this turned out to be Game #100 for me. Very on theme with the child's room and the puzzles and a nice mix of skill and puzzle games. A good one for the whole family to enjoy as nothing too tough. Finished (just) in the allotted time, although did end up bypassing one skill puzzle due to own ineptitude and had one search fail for which we needed a clue. Solid fun, lovely enthusiast owner, also kind enough to provide an Escake at the end despite no prior warning of the #100 status. 

Reviews by escape room review sites

I’m a sucker for rooms that play on 80s nostalgia so it was probably a given that I would like this game. If you’re looking for a light-hearted game, then for sheer fun you’ll be hard pressed to find something more appropriate than Shimmy Shimmy.
If Conspiracist is a complex headscratching composition with myriad strands and a slightly sinister edge then SSCP is a joyous wodge of bubblegum pop, to get you skipping about, despite yourself, wearing a big goofy grin. 

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