Paradox Parlours Woking: Missing in Action

By | November 26, 2022

by Paradox Parlours Woking (website)

17 The Broadway, Woking GU21 5AP

01483 567607


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Agent Maxwell, our undercover operative, has gone missing. We’ve managed to track his last location to ‘Ali’s Barbers’, a barbershop on the outskirts of town, but can find no trace of him since. Our best agent has vanished into thin air and we need you to find him! Infiltrate the barbershop, find out what happened to Agent Maxwell, and complete his mission. Good luck agents, we’re counting on you.
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Char rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 4
Initially entering the room I felt the room was a bit basic, but what a surprise I was in for! Very good room with lots of development and very clever clues. Paradox rooms tend to have a ban on red herrings, so everything you see is there for a reason....
connor_rosie22 experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 1 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 50.13 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hosting
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: October 2023
clevergreat hosting
JoeRaymond experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 27 Dec 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 44 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingquite easy

We did this room as a team of four. Two of us have done near 40 escape rooms and the other two had done 2-3. I would consider this room quite easy.

That said, the puzzles were generally entertaining and the set was nicely put together.

Both of the hosts we met were exceptional and we were met with enthusiasm from the moment we entered the building until the moment we left. Michaela ran our room.

This room is very similar in style to their room “Venus” in Guildford. If you liked that one, you’ll probably like this one.

The puzzles are generally non-linear and the more people you have in your team, the faster you’ll be able to get through them.

I personally think it’d be the perfect difficulty level for a group of two.

Would recommend this room.

Robert Storey experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 9 Dec 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 43:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

With an escape room coming to a town near us... we couldn't resist the (very) short trip to Paradox Parlours. We were met by our game host with enthusiasm and were swiftly led into the room, which we were more than pleasantly surprised to find had an area unrelated to the game to store coats etc, which being a freezing day came in handy! The game itself played out very nicely, with some unique puzzle and a VERY unique (so far, for us) story based progression system. There's probably a couple of tiny tweaks that could be done to make it even better than it already is, and every so slightly let down by a lock being already set to the right combination (though we had solved the puzzle before noticing, so not much harm done other than suspense of not changing the tumblers!) 

After the game, we had a very nice chat with one of the owners, coming away with some very useful recommendations. 

Will be back in the new year when their new games open!

Ratchel experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Helen Coleman rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 6 Time taken: 53 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!

This was a great room with a variety of puzzles.  I really liked that there were different levels of success with this one - as a team of 6 we were able to solve everything but if we usually play as a smaller team and then we may have solved the basic level but not the more advanced way. Either way it was a great room.

Alex rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:35 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
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