DarkMaster Escape Rooms: Into The Reliquary

By | May 22, 2021

by DarkMaster Escape Rooms (website)

Unit 5, Plumyfeather Farm, Plumyfeather Road, Lye Green TN6 1UX Crowborough

Crowborough

2-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Brave the Peruvian jungle and find the ancient relic before the Dark Master gets his hands on it.
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Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 14 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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benny1664 rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 17 Jul 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 54 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersive

Much preferred this room to One Wing Airlines but still feel its very search heavy and lacking in quality puzzles.  Maybe my brain just doesnt work like theirs but never feel I gel with the puzzles like we do elsewhere.  The set/theming is beautiful and some very quirky unique ideas.  Unfortunately quite a few of the wow moments are only experienced by 1 person in the team so I would definitely prefer something that everyone experiences.  Its a reasonable room but amongst the most expensive around so would expect a bit more in quality of gameplay.

Jo Keen-Roberts / Reptons experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 60 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalepic

One of the best themed rooms we've ever seen, felt like a Disney set!  3 particular aspects you'd never expect to find/do in an escape that were so fun and unexpected. Extremely beautiful and atmospheric. The puzzles let it down a little but Id put this down to experience as they had only been open a few months.  Quite pricey but seriously worth it for a special treat. 

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
beautiful

This is a wow room as soon as you enter, its beautifully done and gives the team more than one "ooo" moment.  The puzzles aren't really challenging, as others have said its very search orientated and heavily relies on the use of two items. 
The "ooo" moments are excellent, but tend to happen to only one or two members of the team, which is a shame as they are so good that everyone should be able to experience them without having to take turns or holding up gameplay.
Just one complaint on this room really, there's one wow moment which I don't know how it passed the risk assessment, the tension on the ropes should be higher and there are loose items right next to where the team disembark. Hopefully it will get tightened as the more its used the looser it will get. 

🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 27 Nov 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulhi-techimmersive
Theming is excellent but this is a very search heavy game (with an emphasis on the search), it does feature two amazing standout moments that I've never seen before in any ER but it can be a potential search filled slog to get there.  There is another transition I've never seen done before which whilst thematically appropriate, I'd love to see their risk register..
Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersive

A stunningly aesthetic room which fully immerses you in to the story and game. Some great elements and one of the best surprises I've ever come across in a room. Although the puzzles are in theme, they do not match up to the standard of the room design. It's easy to get caught up in the wow factor the decor will instil in you...as that alone would score 5 stars. Overall this is an excellent room just lacking in puzzles

🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 14 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 42:20 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersiveintense

This room was such fun - absolutely loved it. Some truly unique moments. Story works well; puzzles are not overly challenging but honestly those are not what makes this room special. Great hosting and lovely owners too. 

Nichola Morrison experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulcleverimmersive

What an incredible set! As soon as you walk in you are WOWed! Some really brilliant unique parts to this game and they have certainly spent a lot of money on the mechanics and set.

Lots of puzzles and team work required! 

laceyd87 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
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markb experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 29 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56:12 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersive

This is a beautifully designed game, with quite unique elements I've never seen in an escape room before, puzzles and narrative generally fit well together, thoroughly recommend!

Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 15 Aug 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersive
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Immersion – in every sense of the word!

If an immersive escape experience is what you are after, look no further! Dark Master have made a very impressive debut with Into the Reliquary. The set design is highly professional and of a quality that you would find in a movie theme park. Luckily, the giant carnivore plants in the bit of the Peruvian jungle you find yourself in aren’t real, but the water very much is.

The set of Into the Reliquary is truly something to behold, and there are certain moments throughout the game that we are unlikely to forget for some time. The puzzles didn’t wow in the same way as their surroundings, but still made for a fun game, although that was somewhat overshadowed by a moment or two of what felt like legitimate danger.

A beautifully themed room with puzzles to match the room. Unique concepts and some awesome surprises. Check our review for more details 

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