Clifton Blvd, Redfield Way, Nottingham NG7 2UW
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Excellent game we did for daughters birthday. Ash was excellent host. Only issue was very warm in there. Needed a fan or through draft
FANTASTIC. Big shout out to Leon who made the experience from beginning to end!
We have done Titanic and Escape from Alcatraz (this is my favourite Houdinis one) before and were really looking forward to this one but sadly it fell well short of the games we have played so far in 2022. It all just felt very tired and 2nd hand. There was an issue with the bonnet of the jeep, the only dinosaur in the game was broken, the games in reception were missing parts and armchairs have seen better days, and in the game itself we were given 3 torches for a group of 4 but only 2 worked. I mentioned it was so dark and they said they couldnt charge the torches overnight so always had issues with them. Maybe invest in a 2nd set of batteries and charge them alternate days then as its rubbish playing a room thats dark without any proper lights! I felt I missed most of the first room as I didnt have a working torch at that point.
We didnt feel the puzzles worked very well, they were pretty convoluted, mostly of a very similar style and some of the links seemed very tenuous. It was mediocre but doesnt make me want to rush back to the franchise again Im afraid.
This was great fun - loved the set and the puzzles, plenty to do and suitable for getting younger children involved.
Extinct is a beautiful game. It's very immersive with a fantastic set. There are some great dramatic moments which build tension, although i'd never say it veers off into the realm of being scary. It's just a shame that I felt the puzzles weren't as strong as they could've been. There were some great puzzles in there, but I felt there was an over-reliance on reading based puzzles. After a while I felt a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of text one had to rummage through to find solutions. Obviously, some people might be drawn towards this type of puzzle so I can't fault it entirely. Overall it's a fun game, but a little bit more variety in the puzzles would've been appreciated.
Overall a good, fun room. Slightly spoiled by some of the physical access issues and the overpowering smell of rubber from all the props.
This is great room with a fab, immersive theme, like all of Houdini's games. The decor and set dressing is brilliant, especially if you're a dinosaur or Jurassic Park fan.
The puzzles too are great - challenging and inventive, and fitted with the theme.
My only minor quibble was that some of the sound wasn't as clear as it could be, which meant we wasted time listening to instructions several times. (We also lost 2 mins on our time at the end because we'd achieved the primary objective but missed a minor step to be let out, which was frustrating - wish the GM had intervened!).
Overall a great room though, would recommend to anyone who loves a well themed experience.