Enigma Rooms Watford: The Chapel

By | April 6, 2023

by Enigma Rooms Watford (website)

101a High St, Watford WD17 2DQ


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

The Chapel escape room.

The long forgotten order of the secret Ne Malum Watchers, had lived on the chapel site for over six hundred years, there one mission was to watchover and guard the chapels contents.

The last of the Ne Malum Order passed away almost fifty years ago today and there have been growing concerns in the area with stories of evil unrest.

All the worlds spiritual leaders have agreed that the site needs a team to visit and cleans.

What will your team find within the chapel?

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based on ratings from 12 users
combined with 1 pro review

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Steph Norchi experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 23 Mar 2024 Team size: 4 Time taken: 31:14 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hosting😨creepy
First I would just like to quickly address what was my main concern coming into this room - how scary is it? I don't like loud noises, jump scares, or actors in rooms. I can confirm that this room is VERY TAME. There was no need to worry. The creepiness is done almost entirely with the theming and atmosphere, there were only 2 intentional jump scares and I'm the only 1 who even jumped. So do not let the "scary" theme put you off trying this fantastic room!

After successfully completing Gold Rush, we moved straight onto Chapel, which marked my 50th individual physical room.  Just like Gold Rush, the theming was beautiful and they really put some effort into making sure there was an immersive story throughout the room. The puzzles were great and covered various styles, everything made sense and nothing was out of place with the theme. This one definitely stumped us more than Gold Rush, but I think that was due to some lack of observation as there is less signposting in this one. 

Overall, I really enjoyed the room, the puzzles were great, and I loved the ending πŸ™‚  
Dan Getliffe experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 18 Feb 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 60 Outcome: Failed πŸ™
This was a fun room with great theming and quite scary! I wouldn't be too put off by the scares in this one though - we were anticipating them a bit too much and it hampered our focus on solving the puzzles. There is no need to do that! I was a bit annoyed at the final puzzle - we had done everything to get out except the last bit, and I didn't think it was that obvious what needed to be done, and our GM could have helped us out a bit more given the limited time we had left, but didn't which I found frustrating and soured the experience for me a bit. All in all though, an enjoyable room with good theming, puzzles (and sound design!) which is well worth a go!
escapeartist1212 expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
A Blacksmith expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 27 Nov 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 39:41 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hostingquite difficult😨creepy
Great hosts, great puzzles, really emersive. Would highly recommend!
Emma Macedo experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 30 Oct 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed πŸ™
immersivegreat hostingintensequite difficultπŸ‘»scary

We were deliberating playing The Chapel after our success on Gold Rush however were a little put off as I'm not a fan of scary games. We thought we may aswell play it whilst we were there as we had travelled to come here in the first place and luckily we were able to adjust the scale of 'scary' before entering the room. The puzzles were much harder in here compared to Gold Rush, but again the themeing and hosting was spot on. A unique clue system is given in this game which did mean a fair bit of going backwards and forwards to receive the clues but it was clever how this system was incorporated into the storyline. I spent most of the game (despite modifying the scare level) being terrified by the jump scare moments which distracted me from focusing on solving the puzzles. Unfortunately we did not successfully complete the game but it was still fun, and again, shout out to the excellent games masters for providing this fantastic experience.

Tatie experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingintenseπŸ‘»scary
matt_keds expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 9 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneygreat hosting
Jess_keds expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Great room as always! Enigma Watford are making a great name for themselves. As equally fun as their other room. Perfectly themed set design. Nice balance of 1st and 2nd gen ER style. It’s a perfect amount of scary. Creepy enough to make you stop and think but not so scary that you can’t do anything! Look forward to the next room. 

jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

Some lovely unique puzzles that all fit within the theme well. The set design was also outstanding! I look forward to playing more games from this company as they release more. 

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

Loved this room. Amazing hosts. Very atmospheric. Some jumps, but not too bad πŸ™‚

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There were a couple of effective little shocks along the way – we definitely did scream at one point – and one brilliant move that genuinely made us laugh. 


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