Escape Plan: The Battle for Britain

By | February 10, 2022

by Escape Plan (website)

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E16LA

East London

2-7 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

The day is 18th August 1940 and the Luftwaffe have launched a resurgent attack on Britain, where your air base has been hit by the first wave of heavy bombing. As the only survivors, you must access the strategic ops room and mobilise the full force of the RAF to save Britain. But with a second attack imminent, can you also save yourselves?
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Rated between 4.5 and 5 out of 5

based on ratings from 27 users
combined with 12 pro reviews

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Dan Getliffe experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
roberts0502 experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 3 Jul 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 60:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalgreat hostinguniquequite difficult

Escape Plan's Battle for Britain is a small but mighty escape room that packs a lot into its space. The puzzles are quite challenging compared to their other rooms, and incredibly varied, including logic, codebreaking, physical, and word puzzles. Sarah was yet again an excellent game host, who has a gift for naturally adding a personal touch to her clue delivery. The climax is a unique way to see how you scored, and it's sure to leave you feeling like you've made a difference. I'm already eagerly awaiting to see what Escape Plan's next escape room will be!

jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 9 Apr 2022 Team size: 5 Time taken: 34:55 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenquite difficult
c2creviewer experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Brandon experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 17 Sep 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 55 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalclevergreat hosting
jazziew experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersive
Adam Bravery expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 2 Feb 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 42:47 and 71/71 planes Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverstory-drivenquite difficult

Managed to meet the high expectations from Roll out the Barrel and cements Escape Plan as the best venue in London for me. Puzzles are inventive and lots of fun to solve, plus the meta-puzzle of pushing squadrons around on a giant map is fantastic and well realised. Staff are really great as always - we had Sam who was well up for a chat after. This game is brilliant!

AubreyB expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Ksen experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 27 Jan 2024 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
original
Some puzzles are a bit out there, but the concept is unique. Fun escape room, but based on the ratings expected more. 
stairs expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 20 May 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 00:54
originalimmersivestory-driven

This is everything an escape room should be: from the moment the GM starts the briefing to the second you escape through the final door, you're transported back into WWII-era London. The puzzles are totally in-theme, they're interesting and varied, and give you a sense of satisfaction when solved. The story is exciting, and accentuated by clever use of ambient sound effects and props.

Special mention needs to be made to the beautiful "analog" lock mechanisms, which can only be described as high-tech in the most low-tech way possible. There's no anachronistic 4 digit keypads in this 1940s set - just beautiful, tactile, chunky locks that make this game feel like a consistent, complete package. What a delight.

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While Roll Out the Barrel still remains my favourite of their games, Battle for Britain is another string in Escape Plan’s ‘one of the best ERs in London’ bow.  It has all the same loving attention to detail, hand crafted props and vast range of puzzle styles and challenges that have made their other games so popular.  The slight twist on a traditional ER structure makes for an interesting change to the norm, while there’s also enough satisfying individual puzzles to keep even the most experienced of players entertained.  To make the most of the room, I’d advise any ER enthusiasts to play with a max of 2-3 people so you get to see and play as many of the puzzles as possible, while for less experienced players, around 4-6 would make it easier to get everything done.  And as a final piece of advice from a team that managed to shoot down 70 of the 71 planes – double check your workings before committing to the final challenge or that last Luftwaffe bomber might just escape to raid another day.

I'd seen this game go past time and time again as a must do game, and being not in London it's taken a while to get to. Well, what can I say we've been talking about this game ever since we did it, and I think my team mates are still in love with the amazing props and equipment this game utilises...

It's always sad to see a high quality game close, but the blow is softened when the reason is to allow the venue to create a new game in its place. That was the case with Escape Plan, whose much-loved first game shut down last summer to make way for its sequel.

Their new game is again set in the Second World War, but this time in Britain preparing for the final assault of the Luftwaffe. Your task is to get into the Operations Room and get as many air squadrons as possible ready to defend their ...

A game that I thoroughly enjoyed playing. It may lack some of the high-end decoration of some London venues, but it more than makes up for that with consistent theming, a striking centrepiece, plentiful puzzles and a tension-filled finale that will keep even the most experienced team stressed till the very end.
Do you ever put off doing something because you really want to do it but you feel that the expectation may not live up to the hype? That is why it has taken us so long to do Battle for Britain, now I wish we’d done it sooner!
I have to admit, I’m a sucker for huge, game-long meta puzzles. A big task that’s obvious from the start that you’re building towards for the entire game. The Battle For Britain delivers this in spades, and it truly is a “huge” puzzle.
It's 1940, and the Luftwaffe have launched a full scale attack on southern England. We have only 60 minutes to access the operations room and fight back! Hold on to your moustaches, we're going in!
Launch the Battle of Britain by mobilising the RAF from a secret air base and make sure you save yourselves.

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