Escape Hunt Cheltenham: A Dalek Awakens

By | November 28, 2020

by Escape Hunt Cheltenham (website)

70 Edinburgh Pl, Cheltenham GL51 7SE


2-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details

Step into the future. Enter the offices of ChronosCorp HQ, where eccentric billionaire Alastair Montagueโ€™s efforts to develop commercial time travel have caused a tear in the fabric of space and time. The Cybermen are ready to take advantage and attack Earth.

You, the Doctorโ€™s friends, must investigate the incident. The remains of Montague, his prototype time engine and the extensive collection of time-related artefacts acquired over the course of his experiments, are all that you have to work with.

In just 60 minutes the Cybermen will break through. The fate of the universe is in your hands. Take too long and the human race will be โ€œupgradedโ€.

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Provisionally rated between 20 and 30 out of 5

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Chris Tongue rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Sam Carr experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
robasmith rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
Played: 1 Mar 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 53 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken techoverpriced

Games master was good but this escape room was awful from start to finish. Seriously terrible. 

No logic behind any of the puzzles, half the theming was broken with switches coming off the walls and even part of the wall felt like it was about to fall over. 

One of the puzzles literally has you asking the AI computer the same question 20 times before it says "yes". 

Without doubt the worst escape room I've ever played and it's honestly put me off every trying another game at Escape Hunt. 

stairs expert rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Played: 21/9/2021 Team size: 5 Time taken: 01:00:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken techoverpriced

Played this game for my Dr Who-obsessed youngest son's birthday, and the only good thing I can say is that at least he had a good time. And, if you like Daleks, you *might* too. But not if you like escape rooms.

Almost all the puzzles are fundamentally broken - in one puzzle, the GM had to repeatedly ask *us* over the monitor system whether *we* had inserted the tubes in the correct order - as if they were asking us for a hint whether to press the button to activate the next section of the game or not. There are objects with designs that match other elements in the room, but apparently are only for "decorative effect". There are other elements of puzzles that apparently are only relevant if you play with a certain number of players,  but they don't deactivate them if your team is of a different size, so there's no way to know whether they're used or not. Another puzzle has you "interacting" with an A.I. by literally asking it a series of about 20 arbitrary yes/no questions (waiting for about 5 seconds after each one to get a response). What a waste of an hour.

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.  

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