Lucardo Manchester: Virginia House 0.5

By | February 28, 2020

by Lucardo Manchester (website)

Virginia House, 5-7 Great Ancoats Street, M4 5AD


2-4 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
A serial killer is on the loose. Every 45 minutes for the past 24 hours a murder has taken place. The killer has been leaving clues around the murder scenes, sending Scotland Yard around in circles. Your team has been granted access to the murder scene and is tasked with cracking the clues, riddles and puzzles to track down the next location before the murderer strikes again. An innocent life depends on you.
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Rated between 3 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 17 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
thehermit experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hosting

A very overdone theme but we enjoyed lucardo's version of it, played as a team of two and escaped fairly quickly. There weren't any ground breaking puzzles in this room but we still thoroughly enjoyed it.

AdamEscapes rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 11 Dec 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58 Outcome: Successful escape!

We booked this room as part of a Christmassy fun day out in Manchester. The room itself, although somewhat simple by today's standards of room design, was fun and it had a good variety of puzzles; observational, logic, riddles etc. The only thing that slightly let down the experience was the hosting, as when we required hints they occasionally would take a minute or two to appear, and we either give us a hint for something we had already discovered or something unrelated to our current point in the game. Other than that, it was fun so we would recommend. 

LoftusLady rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 18 Dec 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!

This game was fun, one of the more basic in decor so early generation escape room however non the less very much enjoyed. The puzzles were clever and am allways a fan of a good padlock puzzle. Some surprising elements and needed hints to help along the way but we got there

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 41 Outcome: Successful escape!

Fun enough but quite basic and small and extremely easy.

Chris Metcalfe experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 15 Jul 2017 Team size: 3 Outcome: Failed πŸ™
originalimmersivegreat hostingquite difficult
Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 21 Apr 2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 48:58 Outcome: Successful escape!
Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 18 Sep 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 25 Outcome: Successful escape!
overpricedplainunoriginalquite easy
🀘The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 24 Mar 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 41mins Outcome: Successful escape!
overpricedplainunoriginalquite easy😨creepy

Its okay I guess - nothing special though

Exotic Turtle experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 18/09/2022 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
plainunoriginalquite easy
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A very solid escape room with a good number of decent puzzles but nothing that really stood out. A few rough edges along the way leaves it in that range of games where I'll still recommend people play but won't do so enthusiastically.
With the types of puzzles and the design choices, I would say this game is perfectly suited to small groups of enthusiasts (perhaps those that want to try their first room as a two) or larger groups of new players.
We found this to be one of the weaker Lucardo games we’ve played. We didn’t feel there was much variety in the puzzles and felt there was quite an anti-climactic ending.

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