Riddle Rooms: Nautilus

By | March 31, 2020

by Riddlr (website)

103 Regents Street, Kingswood, BS15 8LJ

Bristol

2-6 players

60 minutes

You and your friends were discovered as stowaways aboard a strange vessel: Captain Nemo's Nautilus. Locked in the brig, with the captain missing, the engines stalled and the oxygen quickly running out, you must find your way through the rooms to restart the engines and escape the submarine.
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 5 users
combined with 1 pro review

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Kelly Archer experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 29 Apr 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivequite easy

A nicely themed room with lots of great puzzles. The styling was very nice, with great immersion. I think this is one of their easier rooms, so would be great for beginners but with a few mind benders to keep the experts interested. 

(Identical comment about GM/clues as per my Decade Runner review follows)

As lots of other people have said, the GM function is a bit different. There is a flow chart on the wall which makes it clear what order everything needs to be done (not necessarily good) and each puzzle has a number. In this one help is automated through an AI system by pressing the number of the puzzle. The GMs will only come in if you get really stuck though I can't see why you'd ever need this since the clues will eventually give you the answer you need. 

From the comments afterwards it is clear that there are no microphones in the room. It's a clever clue system but it does feel like a bit of a shortcut to minimise GM effort and possibly mean that one GM can look after more than one room. It works, don't get me wrong, but it feels a bit odd to know the flow without working it out yourself.

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 12 Feb 2022 Team size: 1 Time taken: 44 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hosting

Really enjoyed this actually. Isn't very difficult but flows well and is a lot of fun with some cool tech. Ran it alone.

Joe Brown expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 12 Dec 2021 Team size: 4
Another solid enjoyable room from Riddlr, would be great for newcomers!
Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 31 Jul 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56m Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivequite difficult
Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 21 May 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 30ish mins Outcome: Successful escape!
originalquite difficult

Enough visual appeal so as not to ruin the immersion, but the real strength of this game is in the puzzles and tasks. A number of fairly original ideas and not scared to be a touch more challenging than you would normally find in escape rooms. A satisfying time.

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I can see why Nautilus is the go-to recommendation for Bristol. Strong set design, solid puzzles, a great sense of adventure, and a bit of fun along the way make this a game that we will have no hesitation in recommending

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