Escape Hunt Watford: Alice In Puzzleland

By | May 4, 2021

by Escape Hunt Watford (website)


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

The Mad Hatter is in trouble. Save him from the Queen of Hearts without losing your heads.
Step into Wonderland, where the Hatter has been accused of stealing the Queen’s Tarts. With Alice nowhere to be seen, it’s time for you to fill her shoes.

You find yourself at the Hatter’s cottage. The table is set but no one is around.

A sign on the lawn reads ‘Tea Party Cancelled by Royal Decree’. Curiouser and curiouser…

Find and return the Queen’s Tarts in 60 minutes, or it’s off with the Hatter’s head. Chop chop.

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based on ratings from 59 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Nathan Williams rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 22 Dec 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 54
immersivegreat hostingoverpriced

Not bad, good fun and challenging.

Hosting very good.

Shame about the pricing per person rather than room cost.

More than 3 people for this game probably not worth it. 

shatters rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 15 Jan 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 60 Outcome: Failed 🙁
beautifulillogicalbroken techquite difficult
Beautiful room, but that's where they put the thought in this room. The puzzles were nicely themed but not well telegraphed / logical. When we did complete a puzzle it was hard to figure out what we had achieved. We do refuse all clues and normally get out in 45' but this one beat us. The tech aspects didn't work and even defeated the host who basically waved us through one bit. Frustrating because we lost a load of time looking at things that didn't respond because of fiddly tech. Simple buttons would have been more reliable! We were at the end of the day and the hosts were clearly tired. The room wasn't set up correctly either. Disappointed. 
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5

Excellent theming with some really good puzzles. A couple felt a bit obtuse / could have required further signposting but was still enjoyable. 

Team Tonks experienced rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 58 Outcome: Successful escape!
broken techpoor hosting

This is not a well run Escape Hunt. The rooms were very tired and need maintenance. In this particular game, we were told to ring the bell if we needed help or a clue. There were several times where we were requesting a clue and we received no response. This was frustrating and ran down the clock. A lot of the tech was broken, one particular puzzle required us to line up several valves in the correct order. We did this correctly the First time and nothing happened, we requested help from the GM and they weren't able to override the puzzle so we were stuck for a significant amount of time. At this point we'd kind of given up. The experience here was poor. 

Cat.P rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Feb 22 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken tech

Probably due to manhandling and overuse, a lot of the puzzles were broken. It was very frustrating to be told, "You're doing it right, just try again" multiple times. This game needs to be closed, repaired and reopened. The game itself isn't a bad concept, but the flaws drag the experience down.

Jasmine Barrett rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlybroken tech
Chris Tongue rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Sam Carr experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulfamily friendlybroken tech
coco974 rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingfamily friendly

Firstly, our host was brilliant. Very in character as the Cheshire Cat - really entertained us. 

In terms of difficulty, this room wasn't that hard - a lot of the puzzles/tasks were clear. Although one task involved lying on the floor, which we definitely weren't expecting 😂

The theme was unmistakable - Alice in Wonderland (Puzzleland!). The whole room set up was completely on theme, as were the tasks/puzzles. 

We had a great time playing this room and can't wait to go back and play the others at Resorts World.

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Whilst Alice in Puzzleland is available to play at multiple sites across the UK, we chose the closest to London: Reading. During our experience there, we were led by the Cheshire Cat (played by the awesome Games Master Hamish) through the rabbit hole and into the magical world of Wonderland.

Our GM declared we were the best team he had ever seen play this game. But actually...

Overall, a really good game with some lovely game play and well designed props. Escape Hunt Resorts World is based in the middle of a shopping centre which felt very unusual but means there are lots of people and passing trade.
We headed down to Puzzleland via Oxford to help save the Mad Hatter from Execution! Sinister stuff! See if we managed to find the Queen’s Tarts and what we thought about our Alice in Wonderland themed experience.

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