EO Escape Rooms: Captive

By | October 31, 2020

by EO Escape Rooms (website)

Unit 1, Drury Drive, CO10 1WH


4-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes


As you remove your blindfold you realise you are being held captive in a small, dark, dingy cell. Handcuffed to the wall there appears to be no way out.

But you have to try.

Can you work together to defy your captor and escape before it is too late?

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EllzyBellz rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 13 Nov 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 59:57 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivengreat hosting
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 11 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 50:14
cleverimmersivegreat hosting😨creepy

Great game, loved the split start especially as it wasn’t the usual “split for 2 puzzles” but actually meant we were separated for over 20 minutes. Really fun room full of puzzles, including some I haven’t seen anywhere else! Great hosting from Kelly as always, looking forward to the next ones! 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 11 Sep 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 40 mins Outcome: Successful escape!

Team work is the key to this one. The starting position is original and good communication will be required to move onto the mid game in good time.

Robert Storey experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 21 Oct 2022 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivegreat hosting😨creepy
Having played Scarlet and loved it, we decided to try and stick around to see if there was the opportunity to play a second game, and GM Kelly suggested Captive on the grounds of one of our 3 having restricted movement due to an incident a week prior. 

The room is stunningly designed, clear that a lot of thought was put into it. 

Puzzles were all original and exciting, with plenty to do for everyone at all times. 

GMing was amazing, we had conversations about games galore and came away with many ideas of where to go next

Highly recommend a visit, especially for escapist enthusiasts.  
poppins2 experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 28 Sep 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hostingintensequite difficult👻scary

Great room! (With spiders!) 

Clever split start to the game, it’s challenging to play as a two at the start and needs very good communication. Packed full of puzzles. We loved it and I’m so glad we got to play it before it went.

Thanks as always to Kelly for amazing hosting.

SwampChickens expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 49 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting

This room is fantastic - and really enforces good teamwork and communication. We particularly appreciated the original starting arrangement. Our GM was friendly and enthusiastic, and the room had all-round good polish, production, and puzzle flow.

🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 21 May 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 29:52 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivegreat hosting

Ah, the old taken prisoner cliché, it's a classic trope among Escape Rooms and it's endearing popularity means there's a lot of them out there.  This game (as mentioned on the website) does start with you blindfolded, guided into position and one hand cuffed to the wall.  This is a split start game so you have to work with your teammates in the other cell to affect your release.  This is one of the better split starts I've played and you also don't get the handcuff key straight away like some places (I like to fight for my freedom!)  What follows is a very clever path to your eventual freedom featuring some puzzles enthusiasts may well be familiar with but putting some clever spins on them.  Like other games here, the puzzles are a mixture of logic and physical.

Anonymous expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
originalstory-drivengreat hosting

Best version of a split start that I've played. Clever puzzles and use of the communication skill throughout. Enjoyable game from start to finish with a superb host, Kelly!

Jess_keds expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hosting

A cool start to the room which required great communication. We are still kicking ourselves over what we missed (haha!). The room flows well and there’s plenty to do for everyone so we had a nice balance between working together and working separately. Some unique moments! 

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