Bishop’s Stortford Escape Rooms: The Governor

By | April 14, 2021

by Bishop's Stortford Escape Rooms (website)

Millars One, Southmill Rd, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3DH

Bishop's Stortford

2-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

You and your team of paranormal investigators are exploring the remains of HM Greenslade Prison when you are captured, blindfolded, handcuffed and find yourselves locked in a cell. You have one hour to escape.  Will you make it out?
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Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 6 users
combined with 1 pro review

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Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 10 May 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52m Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenintensequite difficult😨creepy

We preferred the first half to the second half, but overall still a very good game with really inventive use of space and an appropriately grimy vibe

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 5 Feb 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 36 Outcome: Successful escape!

Theatrical, fun, flows really well. We just clicked with this room and flew through it, but didn't feel bored at any point.

benny1664 rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 19 Apr 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 53 Outcome: Successful escape!

I liked this game and it seemed to flow well.  Its a bit creepy so not one for small children or those easily frightened!  The puzzle all seemed to work well and it was a lot to do in 60mins so it definitely filled the time.  I don't feel we struggled on anything really and didnt have much time left at all.  Good solid game, nothing ground breaking but still a good one to play and I liked the set/theming.

Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 4 Jul 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 44:01 Outcome: Successful escape!
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 10 Jul 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed 🙁
immersivegreat hostingquite difficult😨creepy
I do love a bit of theatre when starting a room and this does deliver that, as stated on the website you are blindfolded and handcuffed whilst the spooke voice of the "Governor" plays out, but don't worry you are out of your handcuffs nearly immediately.  This is a fairly creepy game where the GM was happy to tone the creepiness/shocks up or down (we toned them down for my ER partner) but (like Crazy Cat Lady) there are clever but fiendish puzzles and again (like Crazy Cat) we seemed to run out of steam in a few places after tearing through the early part of the room.  We failed to escape and when the GM walked us through we were further away than I thought but there is still a lot to like in this room.
Jose Adrian experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: Outcome: Failed 🙁

Reviews by escape room review sites

The premise of The Governor is that you're a group of ghost hunters imprisoned in an abandoned prison by an ex-prisoner - thereby managing to combine no fewer than three of the classic escape room themes in an unexpected fusion of haunted house, prison break and homicidal maniac. That blend allowed the tone to range from sly humour to some genuine creepiness without ever feeling incongruous.
I found both the build and the atmospherics impressive. A complex layout makes it a larger and much more...

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