Escapable: The Great Loudini

By | September 25, 2022

by Escapable (website)

Thornes Lane Wharf, Wakefield WF1 5RL

Wakefield

2-6 players

Languages: EN

75 mins
Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
You have been tasked by Harry Houdini himself to help retrieve one of his stolen diaries. Taken by the imposter that is 'The Great Loudini'... However that's not all,  Loudini has been working on a way to predict the future! Can you retrieve the diary in time and help Houdini secure his place, as the greatest magician of all time...
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Rated 5 out of 5

based on ratings from 43 users
combined with 1 pro review

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samsham experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 12 Apr 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 73:10 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Nicola Haley rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 12 May 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 68 Outcome: Successful escape!
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We played this room for our 50th game and it did not disappoint. Tom was amazing as the host and it was immersive from the beginning.

Brilliant concept with some truly excellent puzzles and a nice mix of padlocks and tech not to mention some incredible magic.

Definitely one to play.

🎲A Jones experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 28 Jul 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 68:17 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Fantastic. One of our favourite experiences and rooms. Tom really pulled it off and from the moment we entered to the moment we left we were in his magical world and everything was on theme and exciting. Clearly a lot of love and effort has gone into this and if you like magic you'll hopefully notice loads of nods and tributes to things from that world. You can tell that the owner really likes this theme and is into their magic and they've made this room their baby.

Loved the live magic!

🀘The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2
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This was a really interesting concept and something a bit different. Had a lot of fun playing it and would recommend!

🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: July 2023
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Its amazing to see escape room owners take a chance and do something different,  it sparks the imagination of the players and re-writes the escape rules.  This adventure takes a  fabulous room of magical puzzles and interweaves with some memorable and interactive magical cabaret throughout it.

Tom may have created a rod for his own back (as the only host), but what a wonderfully crafted rod it is. I'd happily play it again just for the show.

Chris Metcalfe experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 28 Jul 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 69 Outcome: Successful escape!
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An absolute must play room. So different and unique.  Straight into my top 3 rooms! Amazing hosting! 

TheEscapeBoomers expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
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Absolutely adored this game.  Without spoiling too much - magic is the key! 

Everyone will love this game, even if you're not a fan of magic as the puzzles and room itself has plenty to do! 

My only slightly criticism is certain aspects of the game are bottle necked which I didn't enjoy.

πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 16 Jul 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
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I'd hoped for an "event" game for my 500th and this did not disappoint, Loudini has rocketed up the enthusiast charts since it opened.  It's not much of a surprise to note that this game features a live-actor but in a totally non-antagonistic way and indeed it's all part of the experience.  You are treated to a magic show at the beginning and that leads you into the main part of the game where you trying to track down magicians notebooks.

The magic in the first page of the game carries on throughout and there are some terrific moments.  Puzzles are a good variety and there's a nice flow throughout this game, signposting is completely on point, hint system is also in keeping with the overall theme.  This is most definitely worth playing.

Our host (and magician) was Thomas, the owner and he was exceptional throughout, this game has been a labour of love for him and it shows throughout.

Excuse me but I now have quite the desire to watch Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige"..

puzzlepalooza experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

Just go. This is unmissable. Dates are limited because there's only one possible person who can host it, so depends on his availability. TERPECA 2023? 

Anonymous expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
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The Great Loudini was an escape room that has been blowing up the recommendation pages, and since it launched we’d spotted plenty of shout-outs to Tom and the team via the various enthusiast Facebook pages. So naturally, we were very excited to see what Escapable had in store for us! 

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