Cryptology Sheffield: Afterlife

By | July 31, 2020

by Cryptology Sheffield (website)

141 West Street

​0114 483 0052


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

As a mortal, to enter your afterlife, you must first die. How you die is your choice but all must enter through the void of transcendence.
Only the brave will follow the light, crawl out of the grave and go to hell and back.
Logical thinking and teamwork is what you need to ensure that when your hour is up your name is found in the Book of Life.
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Rated between 2.5 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 16 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Lorraine Downing rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 60:00 Outcome: Failed 🙁

Definitely my favourite of Cryptology's games. Some nice little puzzles in here, and great sets too. 

TeamDenton rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 50 ish mins Outcome: Successful escape!

We loved this game. We’ve done a few similar themed games now but this one still stands out for its clever use of space, range of puzzles, and a padlock we’d not seen before. As always the hosting at cryptology is great, and the room was just really good fun with lots to replay in our heads when we left. 

👽benjed rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlybroken tech😨creepy
The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
countermeasures8690 rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 25 Nov 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 43min Outcome: Successful escape!
funnycleverquite difficult👻scary

This is a great room. The puzzles were in the sweet spot of 'figure it out' and getting them complete involved zero frustration.

I remember the room having great flow and pacing to it, and therefore was really fun. This is one of the better escape rooms in Sheffield

A little criticism is that some of the tech was a bit janky and one or two puzzles were a bit too much "find the thing", didnt ruin the experience though

Exotic Turtle experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 19 May 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 46 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken tech
Jordan Brown experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 13 Jan 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting
TheSinger expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Originally built for a different venue, I believe cryptology has bought this game and reinstalled it here… it plays well, flow was good but the room is almost in 4 parts. Without spoiling anything. 1st part- frustrating 

2nd/3rd part themed great and some great puzzles

4th part - disappointing ending with no real sense of achievement. 

The Monkey expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Without giving too much away, middle is perfect, first room and last room just stick with me for the wrong reasons

Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 16 Jul 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Afterlife is a room which was originally run by X-it games, based in Shipley, and we had been meaning to venture up there…then COVID happened of course, scuppering our plans! However, during the lockdowns Cryptology announced the exciting news that they would be opening Afterlife right here on our doorstep in Sheffield! Opportunity knocked, and of course what could we do but get ourselves booked in for as soon as we possibly could upon its opening?!
A thoroughly enjoyable adventure which combines good puzzles with a fun sense of exploration and stunning set design. While there are a few places where individual teams might get stuck, this is still a room that I would absolutely recommend if you're even vaguely nearby.
A truly spectacular game with a great storyline and non-stop adventure from the very first second. There are many different spaces to explore as you battle to save your life. We loved this game and really can’t fault it.


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