EO Escape Rooms: Scary Tale

By | April 24, 2021

by EO Escape Rooms (website)

Unit 1, Drury Drive, CO10 1WH


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Someone or something is compelling you to go into the woods. It is dark, there are some strange noises and you are frightened.

The grim tales you were told as a child are playing on your mind but it will be ok if you all stick together… wont it?

​Will you escape the woods to tell your own tale?

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based on ratings from 31 users
combined with 1 pro review

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d.green26 expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 4 Apr 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivegreat hosting😨creepy
Sarah Hill rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 29 Oct 2022 Team size: 6 Time taken: 53
immersiveintensemagicalquite difficult👻scary

Awesome game, enough scare factor to make it still enjoyable - very clever use of props! Awesome hosts and super fun room!

SwampChickens expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 42.01
immersivestory-drivengreat hosting👻scary

From the moment the game started, we knew we were in for something different here! We've been thoroughly impressed with all of EO's rooms so far and Scary Tale is no exception. From the set dressing to the sheer density of thematic puzzles, everything makes sense and ties together to make an intense story-driven experience. It was our first "scary" room and I'd describe it as more "spooky" than horror as it keeps things fairly light (Brothers Grimm type fairy tale), but there are some jumps and hair-raising moments (which I loved!). The room is not just a work of art but also extremely well designed - delivering a remarkable range of challenges and experiences in a relatively small space (which definitely adds to the experience). Expect non-linearity, teamwork, and a little bit of crawling. Our GM Kelly did a great job of guiding us through, and if you're after a spooky challenge I highly recommend this room!

🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 21 May 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 40:06 Outcome: Successful escape!

If you go down to the woods today indeed..  This was our final game here and it was a great way to end, however, the first puzzle featured something I've only seen done once before at a chain and this was how you entered the game.  Once in full flow you have a dense puzzle rich environment to go at, there is a lot to do and the room isn't huge.  There a couple of jump scares (apparently my exclamation at one point was heard in the car park) but this is not a scary room.  Humour is prevalent throughout and there are some great a-ha moments when you finally crack some of the puzzles.  Brilliant.

Anonymous expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Jet Calver experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: June Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!

The theme is carried out really well throughout this room. There is plenty for a team of Five to do. Everything flowed nicely throughout the game. 

Jess_keds expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

One of favourite first puzzles to date - creatively used their space well.

The ambiance in this room was well cultivated for the right balance of eerie and adventurous. The story is unique and well written. The puzzles fit the story well and the room has a satisfying amount of jump scares! 

matt_keds expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 12 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: May 2023
originalstory-drivengreat hosting

After much deliberation, this came out as my favourite of all the EO rooms. Its the wonderful theming of the decor and puzzles, both inside and outside the room,  and the well-timed 'wow' moments throughout the game that elevated this game over the others. The brothers Grimm would be proud! 

AJ’s experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 8 Jan 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 49:54 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersiveintensequite difficult😨creepy

2nd game of our 2nd visit to EO and we were excited for this after playing the previous 3 games and it did not disappoint! An ingenuous way to start a room that we’ve not experienced before and the surprises didn’t end there!  Once we were in it was go time with a great mix of puzzles and more beautiful decor in the room! If you’re a total wimp like my partner is then don’t think twice before playing this game you won’t want to miss it! My partner also uses a walking stick and I cannot say enough about how helpful Kelly was with making the games accessible with anything she could possibly do to give us the best experience possible! Please please visit EO if you haven’t yet! 

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The thing that makes the games at EO Escape Rooms so great, Scary Tale included, is simply that they’ve done the basics right. This game is everything an escape room should be: cool set, a narrative that ties the set and the puzzles together, and loads of solid content. When you combine those things you get a game that is just, simply, a joy to play.


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