Millars One, Southmill Rd, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3DH
Up to 6 players
You arrive at Cousin Angie’s flat, it’s the day after the bank robbery and you’ve not seen Angie since the night before as she ran off down the high street with the gold in her frock and a policeman chasing her. You unlock her front door and step over a pile of post and head up the staircase to find the answerphone flashing. Angie is not here, but she has left a message, something is very wrong, you can hear it in her voice, Angie needs your help again.
Together you have from the moment you arrive until 12 noon the following day to solve the puzzles, unlock the riddles and complete our overnight escape room experience.
This is a real life overnight game, there are real beds and you will sleep in them.
The sofa is comfortable, the beds are made and there is not a camera in sight (you’ll have to phone a dedicated number if you need to use one of your three clues!).
The ultimate overnight experience from Know Escape! Don’t forget your toothbrush!
Escape the Night!
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Hosting was amazing but I don’t know how it can be called escape the night when you can’t play if you get stuck after the phone lines close. Could be planned a little better so it wasn’t needed. Sometimes the phone wouldn’t be answered too.
This has such potential. The premise is great but execution for me was poor, to always require someone on the phone with phone lines closing for 10 hours isn't great. We sat for 2 hours in the morning waiting for phone lines to open for 1 clue 3 puzzles from the end. Imagine an overnight room as a Heist, no clues, you solve what you solve and your total is your total. Spend as much or as little time as you want in there.
Great use of the space - clues were varied and diverse in both style and location, but all felt authentic to the apartment. Clue line was very handy, and there was some additional interaction that was very funny and enhanced the overall experience. We played non-stop and got through it in under 4 hours, but it could easily stretch to 5 or 6 if you were more relaxed, had a food break, etc. The apartment itself is lovely, with a great mezzanine area complete with TV and beanbags, and was a great place to spend the night.
A review of two sides this. The storyline was good and lots of the room set up is clever, but it needs some work. Quite a lot of the work is in it being a place to stay - it wasn't clean enough and there are basics it needs if it's going to continue to be marketed as a 'luxury' apartment - lamps, hooks on doors etc. We also had two big issues during the game play - one vital piece of evidence just wasn't there which held us up at least an hour. We found it eventually in the last bag we opened - you'd never get to that bag without it. Then the dedicated clue line did not work so we couldn't glean that that was in fact missing for some time until I rang the venue. At a point everything was reset phone wise and we were brought wine and chocolates as an apology which was a nice touch. With a bit of work and a bit more love it can be really good for sure so i'm looking forward to hearing about how it evolves over time.