Escape Hunt Reading: A Dalek Awakens

By | March 31, 2020

by Escape Hunt Reading (website)

Kings Walk, 19-23 King St, RG1 2HG


2-6 players

60 minutes

The Doctor needs you: A rogue Dalek, a spaceship on the verge of destruction and an impossible choice…
Step on board a doomed spaceship, where a rogue Dalek has tapped into the power system, in an attempt to recharge its weapons. Should the Doctor’s most feared enemy be successful, it will exterminate all in its path.
You the Doctor’s friends, must prevent this catastrophe. Shutting down the ship’s power core will ensure the Dalek cannot activate its weapons. However, the ship’s life support systems rely on the same energy source, meaning that shutting down the power would result in the death of all 10,000 passengers.
You have just 60 minutes to find a way out of this impossible situation. You must defeat the Dalek to allow the spaceship to continue safely on its journey. Take too long and your destination will be extermination!
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Peter Hoare rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
Played: 18 Feb 2024 Time taken: Not sure Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken tech
I didn't realise escape rooms could be this bad. It shouldn't be allowed - if this was your first escape room ever, you'd never do another one.
Half the puzzles didnt work and were out of action, effectively written out of the game, there was zero chance you woudl complete this without practically being talked through it by the game master. It was horrendous. So bad that as soon as we walked out, we booked another room somewhere else in Reading. Couldn't leave on such a downer 
Loobleflop rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulbroken tech

The majority of the puzzles were broken, all too high tech and they just didn’t work and were easy to figure out, not very clever.The Dalek was cool but once you’ve seen it the novelty wears off. 

Sam Carr experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Emilie Coin rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
illogicalbroken techoverpriced

Just so, so terrible. I wish I'd carefully read all the other reviews before playing. Several puzzles were broken but even if they hadn't been, the room is mostly guesswork and not actual puzzles. Huge disappointment and waste of time. 

2For1 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 12 Sep 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 51:29 Outcome: Successful escape!
thelonewhovian rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 11/07/2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techstory-drivenintensequite difficult😨creepy
Guff rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5

Room is designed as a single player set up due to the way the puzzles complete.  The puzzles themselves aren't puzzles, they are random objects and images with no logical way to solve as there is no linkage.  Reliant on the game master.  Needs a rethink.  

Bailey Smyth rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 3 Nov 2023 Team size: 6 Time taken: 57 minutes
value for moneyfunnyintensequite difficult😨creepy
Kerrie Wykes rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 17 Jun 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 53:38 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techstory-drivenquite easy

Nice looking set, fun technology and enjoyable puzzles. Enjoyed hearing the real doctor (Jodie) guide us throughout. Definitely an easy game but was still fun. 

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