Hounds Escape: The Explorer’s Diary

By | January 8, 2022

by Hounds Escape (website)

12 - 13 Queens Square, RH10 1DY

Crawley

2-7 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

new

1946, Location: Peru

You've heard the stories of Sir Benjamin Diggit, famous archaeologist and collector of rare and magical finds. You may also of heard of the disappearance of him and his stash. Armed with just a single page of his ruined diary, maybe you can find his hidden treasures. Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure! You don't have long though, you're not the only ones on the trail...

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Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 9 users

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Tom Alcock expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 23 Jun 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 49:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivegreat hostingquite difficult
abunai expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

Every room at Hounds is an absolute winner. Incredible venue, the very best GMs, beautiful rooms full of fun and surprises. You must visit. This game is just excellent.

Adam Bravery experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 19 Jun 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 39:45 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulgreat hostingtheatrical

Brilliant game which ranks as my favourite at Hounds (just narrowly beating Southern Discomfort) and one of the best I've played. Everything just works so well: the set is stunning and immersive, puzzles are great and varied, and game flow is perfect. It all culminates in an exciting conclusion and the whole game is very theatrical and engaging. Our GM Robert the Snobert was a great character and gave hints at the perfect times. Highly recommended!!

jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 18 Jun 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 37:13 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulgreat hosting

Really awesome sets with a lot of care taken to make them look realistic. Great hosting from Reginald Xavier Steven Steven IV (I hope I’ve remembered the mouthful correctly this time 😅). Great variety of puzzles and again lots of fun

🏆Annagramma expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 18 Jun 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 37.17 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting

A another brilliant one from Hounds. So detailed and immersive with amazing decoration, logical puzzles and activities, some fantastic surprises and spaces. Hilarious GM and sidekick too 🙂

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 11 Jun 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalgreat hosting

Superb game. Loads to do. Host was absolutely on the money.

benny1664 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 5 Jun 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 54 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenmagical

This was the 3rd of the Hounds rooms we have tried and wow, its amazing!  Its straight into my top 5 rooms.  Loved the design/theme/set and great choice of puzzzles.  Loads to do and definitely quite a bit harder than the other 2 rooms they have.  Genuinely brilliant game.  Thanks and look forward to the next one you open!

Alex rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 1 May 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 47: 28 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingtheatricalquite difficult

This room is brilliantly themed, with creative use of space. Includes some unique puzzles, with the opportunity to dress up as explorers which was good fun even if I did bump my explorers’ hat into the walls a few times 🙂 . The average team may struggle to finish in time without help but that shouldn’t stop anyone from experiencing this great room!

A Puzzle Guzzler rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2 May 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57.41 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-driven

Just like Hounds’ other rooms, this is a really well themed room with a clear goal for your team to achieve.

It’s a linear game with logical puzzles that are mostly pretty self explanatory (for an experienced team) but satisfying to solve.  There are enough puzzles to keep a team of two occupied with some fun surprises, but nothing too scary!

(Room #107 for the team)

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