Lockhill: The Sanatorium

By | January 18, 2020

by Lockhill (website)

Deligiorgi 55, 10437

Athens

1-5 players

Languages: EN, EL

Winner of a 2020 TERPECA awardWinner of a 2019 TERPECA award90-150 mins
"The sanatorium is no longer used. From what I've read, it was used for both the mentally and the physically impaired and the living conditions in that place were truly horrendous. The strange thing is the other day I was passing by, I swear I think I heard someone screaming from the inside. I surely must have been mistaken though because it was closed down long ago."
show full description

Overall rating

Rated between 45 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 3 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

Your review

Player reviews

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 23/10/19
🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2019-04-20 00:00:00 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Lock Hill claims to be the most thematic escape room in Europe and they are onto something, from the moment you enter the foyer you are transported to the world, there are three rooms at this venue and they are all in the village of "Lock Hill", all the GM's are always in character and it gives a level of immersion rarely seen in Escape Rooms.  The Sanatorium has three difficulty levels and you choose before hand, daylight is normal but with no live actors, night is half the puzzles but live actors and nightmare is all the puzzles with live actors!  We chose daylight as one of our number had an injured foot and didn't fancy it.  This is a hard room with some really complex puzzles to get your head around.  Clues are given over a phone and still given in character.  This was a tough room without worrying about what might be round the corner.  I've been torn about whether I enjoyed this or the manor house more but I think this one just gets over the line.

Reviews by escape room review sites

A fantastic experience, creepy even in non-scary mode, and potentially terrifying in the scarier version with actors. It’s got good puzzles, a great sense of exploration, β€œfun” character interactions and amazing theming. If you’re in Athens, and think you can cope, play this game, ideally in MIDNIGHT mode.
The Sanatorium is the third part of a trilogy about Nathan Jones, a professor of the University of Boston, who spent the last year researching a recent archeological find, from a small and good forsaken village in the north. Now he’s missing for two month.
The Sanatorium was the best kind of bonkers. It was big, beautiful, menacing, and loaded with surprising sequences.

See also