Escape Plan: The Battle for Britain

By | February 10, 2022

by Escape Plan (website)

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E16LA

East London

3-6 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 40 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 9 users
combined with 9 pro reviews

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c2creviewer experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
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
Mia Rabone experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalclevergreat hostingquite difficult

Great room - would recommend. Great theming, great range, good quality. Would like to return and do their other rooms. 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Outcome: Failed 🙁
originalcleverstory-drivenquite difficult

You can tell the people who made this love escape rooms! Very original and quite difficult! Thematic and had our brains racking. Had our whole team working in overdrive. We all loved it

Joe Brown expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 02/06/18 Team size: 5
Some great tech and nicely thought out puzzles. I particularly enjoyed the mission and score board for this as an alternate focus to escaping. The puzzles fit the story and style very well.
Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Roory experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 30/12/2019 Team size: 3 Time taken: All 71 squadrons Outcome: Successful escape!

Extremely enjoyable - pushing around squadrons on a massive map is a fantastic feeling. Go play, one of the best London has to offer!

(Escape Plan has more than one London location - this is the one in Kennington)

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 18.8.19 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58 Outcome: Successful escape!
🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 09/08/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:50 Outcome: Successful escape!

Fantastic room with brilliant GM, lovely location, amazing set dressing and some extra challenges in terms of points (got all bar one) to give you more to do as experienced players. Absolutely recommend. 

Reviews by escape room review sites

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.

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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