Escape Hunt Play At Home: The Fourth Samurai

By | June 27, 2020

by Escape Hunt Play At Home (website)

1-6 players

ยฃ60.00

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Step into ancient Japan, where the imperial emperor has ordered you, his most trusted samurai warriors, to defeat the evil warlord Tanaka Masamune.
But be warned, Tanaka is no ordinary enemy; he is protected by a powerful curse that makes him invincible to even the strongest warrior. The only way to beat him is to steal the magic stone from the handle of his sword โ€“ but first you must escape from the dungeon his henchmen have thrown you into.
You have one hour to break free and complete your mission; any longer and you pay โ€“ with a fate worse than death.
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Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 34 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Wei-Hwa Huang expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Ron Kagan expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: July 18th 2020
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Ksen experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalbroken tech

When played in 2021 the room was badly run down with all lot of the technical puzzles malfunctioning. Puzzles and theme themselves were nice though, so I can imagine it is better at other locations (or here if restored).

Emma Macedo experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 26 Aug 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 49.17 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Played this game whilst on a family getaway to Edinburgh and after doing a few of Escape Hunt games around the UK was a little sceptical as some haven't been fantastic. This unfortunately fell into the 'not great' category. Although there were some clever puzzles to solve and theming was ok, however I didn't leave feeling particularly fulfilled. I felt that because the room was quite non-linear there were multiple occasions where I didn't know how certain things had been solved/opened as I had been working on solving one thing whilst my parents were doing something else. 

On arrival there seemed to be only one member of staff on reception who gave us a very good introduction, completely in character however just over halfway through our game we called for help on a puzzle in the way we had been instructed and it took ages to get a response so this effected our overall time and was very frustrating waiting for assistance to move forward. When we completed the room it turned out there had been a change over of staff, hence why there was no response when we required help. Unlike nearly every other room I have played (this was my 40th), at the end there was no opportunity to discuss our game or ask any questions about certain aspects. We had our photo done and left.

Sabrina (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 20/04/2019 Time taken: 44:50:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tom experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 53.15 Outcome: Successful escape!

Another excellent Escape Hunt room! These guys go all out! The start of this game was really unusual! Felt a bit claustrophobic but it did add to the experience. Loved the help system and the way the games master keeps things immersive! 

Joe Brown expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 27/07/18 Team size: 5
Nicely themed room, with plenty of automation - but very short for anyone but new players. Even with plenty of mistakes we escaped in 35 minutes. With a few more puzzles this would be a very solid room.
๐Ÿฆกcipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Siรขn O'Brien rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 14/08/2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 43:46 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Firstly, first game back after Lockdown and I was very pleased and happy Covid guidelines are in place and adhered to. It's been hard getting back out there, after shielding with cancer, so this made me feel very protected and comfortable.

The game itself - brilliant. Nice bright room, great theme and the puzzles fitted the theme throughout. It was fun doing a room without padlocks! And it was atmospheric without being scary. 

I'd say in terms of difficulty, this is probably on the easier side of the spectrum, or maybe I'm just getting use to them! This was my first room with this company and I really liked them, and Luke the games master was lovely. I'll definitely be back! 

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I'd add a warning that this is a room well suited to playing as a pair, which could work less with with a bigger group - an early puzzle could become a frustrating bottleneck, since it's potentially time consuming and can only be tackled by one person at a time, and the rest is fairly linear. Most enthusiast pairs will also find it an entirely approachable level of difficulty.
Playing the same game on a later occasion and in a different location (Oxford), I found the aesthetics quietly appealin...
A solid game across the board - storyline, decoration, puzzles and finale were all good. If you want something that pushes the boundaries of escape rooms then go elsewhere but if it's enough to just be good throughout then it's a great choice.

I have to admit, The Fourth Samurai wasnโ€™t ever going to be my immediate choice of the Escape Hunt games 

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