Chesterfield Escape Rooms: Crazy Cat Lady

By | January 15, 2021

by Chesterfield Escape Rooms (website)

Chesterfield

2-8 players

60 minutes

You’ve promised The Crazy Cat Lady you’ll look after her cats while she is away.  In one hour she’ll be home and all six cats have been mischievous and are missing.  You have one hour to find the cats and get out of her house before she returns.
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Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

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sambrandman expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 23 Jul 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:14 Outcome: Successful escape!
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You’ve promised The Crazy Cat Lady you’ll look after her cats while she is away.  In one hour she’ll be home and all six cats have been mischievous and are missing.  You have one hour to find the cats and get out of her house before she returns.

So first thing – theming on this room is excellent. It’s entirely cat obsessed, as one would expect from the title. There are a myriad of little touches that add to an experience of complete cat overwhelm. It’s very family friendly, with just one “jump scare” (more of a surprise, not horror).

This room does have a nice variety of on theme puzzles that blended with the theme, but was still relatively reliant on coded padlocks in a way that didn’t quite let everything flow. Some people may have accessibility issues with some of their puzzles.

One point to note is that Chesterfield Escape Rooms have a philosophy of including quite a lot of redundant information that plausibly could provide a solution to the clues. Ostensibly this is done to create authenticity. For larger groups, this is unlikely to be a major issue, since by dividing and conquering these can be relatively quickly eliminated. For smaller groups, it can be frustrating!

Overall a good room that should appeal to almost any group of players (although more than 4 would likely be too crowded).

Molly Minerva experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
funny

What a fun room! The puzzles were surprisingly challenging and there are quite a lot of them but it was something that felt a bit different to the usual. We're cat people so naturally loved the theme and we tore through this room as a two (and it would be a bit cramped with a bigger team).

🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 10 Jul 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed 🙁
great hostingfamily friendlyquite difficult
It may look like it's going to be a hilarity filled ride into the mind of someone obsessed with cats but what lurks is a bit of a fiendish puzzles.  I think the flow breaks in a couple of places as at times we were standing around trying to figure out the next move and we failed right on the last puzzle in a similar way to a room from a couple of years ago where I think it was a potentially ambiguous answer to the final puzzle and that cost us the last few seconds.
PurpleB expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
family friendly

A fun, lighthearted theme which makes a refreshing change.

markb experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 22 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 50:48 Outcome: Successful escape!

Solid if unspectacular game, overall good fun and well themed room, however, somewhat of an overuse of padlocks we felt which at times felt like we were solving puzzles for the sake of solving puzzles at times rather than to achieve the objective of the game.

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We did this escape room today. There were nine of us in the party. It was very good. First we were told to watch the safety video and then we were shown a video explaining the story behind the room. I loved it. It was a good experience overall. What could be better? 

We had one hour to escape. There were several locks that required someone to try to open them. Eventually we were able to access the kitchen and find all of the cats. At the end of the game, we posed for photos with one of the employees. The theme of the room was cats. 

We had to ask for help a few times. Apparently we were not the only team who needed assistance to escape the room and find the cats either. It was so much fun though. 

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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 4 Oct 2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58:34 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Had a lot of fun finding Edna’s cats! Would recommend! Original & challenging! We just about managed it with 2 of us. Great hosting! Lot of fun!! Went back to do another escape room!

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It is a kooky, cartoony space, not huge but fine for the three of us, full of charming cat-related decor. It might be deliberately kitsch

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