Trapp’d Leeds: Salem

By | March 31, 2020

by Trapp'd Leeds (website)

1 Benyon Park Way, Holbeck, Leeds LS12 6DP

Leeds

2-6 players

60 minutes

The old folk-tales of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, echoed through your head as you pack up your things. You had learnt recently about the horrific events that happened all the way back in 1692. Where villagers believed In the damnation of all woman who was proven to be a witch. Through ghastly trials and hysteria, hundreds of innocent woman were trialled and killed for the use of witchcraft in the villages of Salem. Tales of possession, haunting and madness spread and it is now believed that Salem is the home to all the spirits who died, all that time ago, but one woman in particular Marjorie Sutton, is to be seen at midnight of the witching hour, in her old home, which is now just an abandoned shack in the middle of Salem forest. You’re not one to believe in superstition but it soon became a story of interest and before you know it you begin to feel destined to uncover the truth about Marjorie. Your eyes flash open and before you know it, you're on the road with your giggling friends on the way to the Salem.
The road trip was long, tiring and rain started to patter down on the windscreen 20 minutes before you reached the heart of Salem, Massachusetts. Questions started to fill your thoughts. Is this real? Is it all nonsense? Will we see anything? But even with all your doubts, you and your friends finally make it to the abandoned cabin and set up for the long night ahead. You feel your way through the dark, to get familiar with the space surrounding you. Candles and torches emerge from your friend’s backpacks and soon the dingy little cabin starts to illuminate with the flickers of the flames.
You can hear the trees whispering around you outside the cabin, when feelings of dread and fear start to creep up on you. You stumble across a large, dusty book in the corner which read “The Book of The Damned.” Within the circle on the damp, dirty floor, you flick through the book. It seems to be a diary or maybe a record of all the poor souls taken too soon from the earth. As time ticks by, strange things begin to unfold. Candles extinguish on their own whilst floorboards creak as if someone else was here with you. Cackling laughter surrounds the cabin as confusion hits home and you begin to question yourself. You try to convince yourself that it must just be the trees dancing in the rain, the wind blowing out the candles. You couldn't be more wrong. A huge scream echoes throughout the cabin as the book starts flicking through pages, eventually stopping on one page. We read slowly “Marjorie Sutton, can resurrect and take a human form on the night of the witching hour, where the power of the spirits is at its highest. She must claim a human soul and from there she may rise and wreak havoc over Salem.” Frozen, you look up and stare into the blood-red eyes of none other than Marjorie Sutton, pointing a long, bony finger at you. This is the moment, the moment you realised it was all true. The spirits and voices are overwhelmingly loud as you scramble your way through the house. It is you. It is your soul she had to claim and the only way to escape was to destroy `The Book of The Damned` and leave Salem behind.
You have 60 minutes until the witching hour is at its strongest and your soul will be stolen from within you. Your body inhabited by an ancient spirit whose vengeance on the town of Salem was at an almighty high. Destroy the book, flee the cabin and NEVER look back. It seems easier said than done, but work together and you may survive. Witches are real, and their vengeance is the most terrifying and powerful form of torture you could ever experience...run.
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Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 7 users

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TheSinger expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 3
originalbroken tech😨creepy

A rather original theme here but somewhat poorly executed. The space is huge and with the amount of space to hand, there felt like there was a complete lack of things to do. Broken tech (ish)… what I mean the room is tired, and need fixing in places as things had been pulled away and clearly broken. 

There was also quite a fun little of puzzle that required digging/searching however the cloud of dust this creates was unbearable. 

The room is creepy in places but nothing to write home about, could have been such a better experience. 

wakeupdollydaydream experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersive

Uncommon themed rooms which I liked. Not keen on the location. Okay hosting, but they are clearly running multiple games at once which I'm not a fan of. There are a lot of magnetic/electronic puzzles which I do like. Some new puzzles I haven't seen before. We hit a wall though and wasted a lot of time at one point. Not my favourite room but it was different!

flyingoctopus expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivequite easy😨creepy

This is quite an immersive room set in a large space. It contains a nice variety of puzzles and flows well.

There is quite a lot of unused space at one stage in the game and I just wonder if it would be worth putting some more puzzles in the space to create a more difficult room. 

thehermit experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 13 Feb 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 45:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivequite easy

Amazingly themed room and was alot of fun. However, the the space is absolutely huge but is very sparse with puzzles, to the point where it felt like the space was almost a waste, which was a shame.  As well as there being only a few puzzles, this felt very easy for a team of 2 which is supposed to be a hard room. 

grogu42 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 6 Feb 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 45.03
value for moneyimmersivequite easy

Lovely theming, large space. A couple of hiccups with tech in the room as we played but nothing that stopped the fun or game. Really enjoyed the “gimmick/wow factor” in the room. Spooky atmosphere but not scary.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
immersive
abooth expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 48 Outcome: Successful escape!

Gorgeous space, lots of fun, really fun theming and a few puzzles we hadn't come across before. Also our first ever time getting out with no clues - but it never felt easy!

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Salem is a brand new Trapp’d game. Even if we hadn’t already played both the other two rooms in the Leeds venue in their original locations, we would have picked to play Salem purely for the strong Blair Witch meets Sleepy Hollow vibe.

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