XscapeNow: Step Into Wonderland

By | July 26, 2023

by XscapeNow (website)

Units 18-19 Ketley Business Park, Telford TF1 5JD


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Lewis Carroll was involved in a runaway horse and cart accident whilst visiting his sister, and is now in hospital with a head injury. 

Unfortunately he was in the middle of writing his novel Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and he’s forgotten all of his thoughts! 

Can you enter his brain, get everything working and remind him of his ideas for the novel before it is too late?!

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based on ratings from 30 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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Peter Hoare experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 8 Apr 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59.59 Outcome: Successful escape!
A good room, although at times got a bit confused and a bit stuck, and some moments felt a bit illogical. It was a race to the finish for us though, which was exciting 
Jen Wells (Get Wells Soon) expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 31 Dec 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

As delightfully scrumptious as a kitsch afternoon tea, this is a lovely take on the Lewis Carroll tale. Everything in here is so pretty and the puzzles test a whole hatful of skills. Attention to detail is absolutely spot-on in here and the puzzles match up to the gorgeous decor.

We loved the varied gameplay that alternated between linear and non-linear and we particularly enjoyed the creativity of the puzzles.

Lovely hosting here, as always.

Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 10 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 54:42 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalquite difficult
matt_keds expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 20 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 50 Outcome: Successful escape!
Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 13 Aug 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 57 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulgreat hostingmagicalquite difficult
🀘The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 24 Sep 2023 Team size: 2

This game had a really nice flow, and well worth a visit if you are in the area!

Webbcam rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting
ashpf experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Jess_keds expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 20 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
browngate experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
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Quite a number of escape companies use a time travel premise for their games, and the first game I played at TimeTrap demonstrated a stronger than average grasp of historical detail. So it was a surprise to find that in Imaginarium, although it theoretically sends you back to the year 1863, the setting is more whimsical and fantastical than Victorian. But then, this is a game based around Lewis Carroll and Alice In Wonderland.

The other Alice-themed games I've played have all cast the players a...

The second outing from the impressive Time Trap team in Reading. An interesting take on the Alice in Wonderland theme, this game saw us entering Lewis Carroll's mind in order to restore the memories he used to create his most famous book.

A really fun room that encapsulates the spirit of Alice in Wonderland perfectly. Puzzles on theme, set looking great, generally just a good room all round

We are given a recommendation to visit TimeTrap whilst we're in Reading, and we aren't disappointed!

We’ve played a few rooms that use Alice in Wonderland as the theme, and it was a pleasant surprise to find this story and theme put a twist on the whole thing.

There were a number of unique puzzles that made for an interesting room. 

Take lots of lights, one large dose of Lewis Carroll, and a range of puzzles, and you’re somewhere in the right direction. TimeTrap let their imagination run wild… did it work?


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