Project Mayhem: The Rituals of Mary

By | March 19, 2023

by Project Mayhem (website)

Waterside S, Lincoln LN5 7JN


2-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

My dear, sweet Mary passed away when she was just 9 years old
Every night I am plagued by flashbacks
The drive home
Intense, blinding light
The sound of screaming metal
Her body, bloodied, huddled in my arms
I remember, between shallow breaths, her quietly saying “I just want to go home, Mummy”

Despite the Doctors’ attempts to save her life, Mary’s body gave up in the hospital bed at 3:33am
It was just the two of us, as it always has been
Holding back tears, I held her hand, kissed her on the forehead and headed for the door

And then she spoke…..“I just want to go home, Mummy”

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based on ratings from 14 users
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Jack Charlesworth rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 16/04/2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 49 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalgreat hostingquite difficult👻scary
Fantastic escape room! After doing close to 100 escape rooms. This is up there in my top 3, possibly my favourite. The host was very friendly and was such a good games master. The room was extremely good. I’ve never been scared in an escape room before, but I was VERY close in this one. One point, I did jump a little, but I genuinely don’t get scared. The person I was with though, was very scared 😂.
The room was very well thought out and the puzzles weren’t too hard to understand, but you needed to think about it!
I would highly recommend this escape room, and I will definitely be back to do more rooms here. Amazing!
RicLee rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 10 Mar 2024 Team size: 4 Time taken: 43 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingepicquite difficult👻scary
Very good story, immersive escape room with a great actor. The difficulty level is good and requires some lateral thinking to solve which adds to the experience. Overall great escape room would definitely recommend. 
escapeartist1212 expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Joanna Love rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 22 Apr 2023 Team size: 6 Time taken: 56 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivestory-drivenquite difficult👻scary
The room itself has vibes before you at the factor of the line actors. Loved the jump scares between solving puzzles. Perfect balance. 
mumby88 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
quite difficult👻scary
Becca Harwood rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 6 Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 50 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenintensevery difficult😨creepy
The best escape room I have ever done. Actors were amazing, story was interesting and gripping,  puzzles were good and all together it was well thought out and excuted. Would definitely recommend.
fyre101 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 4 Jan 2024 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hostingintense👻scary
Chantelle Goddard rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 5 May 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 58
cleverimmersivestory-drivenquite difficult🧟terrifying
Oh my god I loved it! So clever, a big well done to the owners creativity on this room. Lots of puzzles and locks but they all flowed well. The rooms were huge and looked amazing. The live actor was so creepy and kept you on your toes. Highly recommend this room. 
papermachegal rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 16 Jan 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 53 Outcome: Successful escape!
Kelly28 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:28 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hostingintensevery difficult🧟terrifying
Awesome escape room, fun yet challenging puzzles, great host/live actor, amazing and unexpected jumps scares… unmissable really!
funsupport rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 31 Oct 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 59 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingintense🧟terrifying

Brilliant scary room! The actor was fantastic with lots and lots of jump scares. The room is very well themed and the puzzles are great and flow well. We would recommend all the rooms at Project Mayham and cannot wait for the next room to be ready!.

2 Bodies 8 Minds rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 42:34 Outcome: Successful escape!
has potentialnot scary
The website is brilliant, the room ideas and the blurbs on the website had us excited and nervous! Unfortunately the room didn't live up to the website. We expected the actor to be alot more involved, give us an immersive story driven experience dressed up in character etc, but all we got was a few brief jump scare sightings and bangs. Puzzles were OK but very similar. We expected alot more due to the website, and left feeling disappointed. Huge potential here but need a rethink on some parts and how to incorporate the actor more. 
Rhiannon Elizabeth rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 24 Aug 2023 Team size: 3/4 Time taken: 41 Outcome: Successful escape!

Incredible and immersive experience, at times I forgot that Mary was an actor and believed I had been transported to a children's hospital.

The clues were solvable without excessive help (a big plus in my book) and there was plenty to do without specific orders being needed.

Cannot recommend this company enough, priced the same as other competitors but with live actors and a unique experience - will 100% be returning!

Elderly Escape Artist experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 19 May 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 48 mins Outcome: Successful escape!

I do like a good independent room and this was particularly good! Scary rooms are my particular favourite and since the elderly partner is pretty much impossible to scare we decided to try Project Mayhem.

First they get a big tick in the box for the enthusiastic and friendly welcome. The room itself is billed as 8/10 for scares and it certainly lived up to the promise! The setting is very well themed, large spaces that would lend themselves to larger groups very well and required comprehensive although not ridiculous amounts of searching. Some really nice creepy moments coupled with some fairly intense jump scares kept the adrenaline high but didn’t interfere with the puzzle solving or game flow. A great variety of puzzles, not too many locks and some great effects too. The fantastic background audio held the theme together beautifully and built the tension towards a clear ending. The props were entirely in keeping with the theme and it is clear that a lot of attention to detail was used in making this room.

We thoroughly enjoyed it and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to experienced or first time escapees!

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The Rituals of Mary proved to be an enthralling blend of scares and puzzles, delivering a thoroughly enjoyable experience that kept us on the edge of our seats.

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