Unit 2/6, Alderman Judge Mall, Eden Walk, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JB
Step into ancient Japan, where the imperial emperor has ordered you, his most trusted samurai warriors, to defeat the evil warlord Tanaka Masamune.
But be warned, Tanaka is no ordinary enemy; he is protected by a powerful curse that makes him invincible to even the strongest warrior. The only way to beat him is to steal the magic stone from the handle of his sword – but first you must escape from the dungeon his henchmen have thrown you into.
You have one hour to break free and complete your mission; any longer and you pay – with a fate worse than death.
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Imagine a cell about 4 ft x 8 ft. And there are 6 people in it. Physically barred from the outside, with no emergency release. And the puzzle which you solve to get out of it is broken.
And the GM's running 3 games at the same time.
Welcome to the Fourth Samurai!
There are roughly 10 puzzles in this game, and 6 were broken. Some had been broken since May when they opened (4 months before).
There's no timer in the game, but from looking at our watches before we went in / when we came out, it was well under 30 mins.
The game was pretty, the story thin, there's only 1 physical lock and it mostly relies on the GM to hit a button to trigger things. When they're not looking at the 2 other games. And so, despite doing the "right thing" over and over, nothing happened.
All of the above is a pity, because I could see it as a good, solid game otherwise - although a bit easy for anyone who's not a beginner - if things hadn't been broken, it could have been a 15 min game.
We made the mistake to attempt this room in their first week of opening. Tech was broken, some locks were open, some clues were placed in the wrong locations. We just had an absolute nightmare.
If you're visiting Escape Hunt, I'd highly recommend their other rooms that are excellent.
Another excellent Escape Hunt room! These guys go all out! The start of this game was really unusual! Felt a bit claustrophobic but it did add to the experience. Loved the help system and the way the games master keeps things immersive!
Firstly, first game back after Lockdown and I was very pleased and happy Covid guidelines are in place and adhered to. It's been hard getting back out there, after shielding with cancer, so this made me feel very protected and comfortable.
The game itself - brilliant. Nice bright room, great theme and the puzzles fitted the theme throughout. It was fun doing a room without padlocks! And it was atmospheric without being scary.
I'd say in terms of difficulty, this is probably on the easier side of the spectrum, or maybe I'm just getting use to them! This was my first room with this company and I really liked them, and Luke the games master was lovely. I'll definitely be back!
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I have to admit, The Fourth Samurai wasn’t ever going to be my immediate choice of the Escape Hunt games
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