XscapeNow: The Traitor

By | November 26, 2023

by XscapeNow (website)

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

Telford

2-5 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

2 copies

It is 1942 and you have been called to Bletchley Train Station to help reveal the spy operating undercover at Bletchley Park.

Solve the crime, uncover the spy and retrieve the stolen decrypts…

Are you up to the task?

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Overall rating

Rated between 4 and 4.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 47 users
combined with 7 pro reviews

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Player reviews

d.green26 expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 10 Apr 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 55 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingfamily friendly
Jess_keds expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivengreat hosting
Lovely balance of puzzle types. Kept the 3 of us busy for 45 minutes. Small space so wouldn’t suggest teams any bigger than 3 in either room. Logical and a good flow to it all.
nathgreen21 rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 4 Feb 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:08 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivegreat hostingquite difficult
Excellent room, tough for 2 and kept us working right until the end.  Excellent variety of puzzles, and clever interactions throughout the room.  Fantastic hosting as per usual! 
πŸ”SpontaneousIllusion expert rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5
originalillogicaldullquite difficult
A lot of puzzles crammed into the game however. Found some of the signposting at times too close to other things. Really struggled to get into this game but that could be down to teething problems as we'd played it only the first few weeks of opening. Found the end goal wasn't clear enough
Karen Peers experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 13 Jan 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 38:37 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivestory-drivenquite difficult
Excellent room, big variety of puzzles with good signposting and a fun plotline. Everything was clever and logical with plenty to do. Great mix of tech and padlocks, with great props to match the theme.Finished it in the fastest time but we had to really work to achieve it
🀘The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
DoctorPB experienced rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
AJ’s expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 20 Sep 2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalfamily friendlyquite difficult
nearlyflippin experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 12 Mar 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 53:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverimmersive
TheCLAMS expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hosting

Brilliant room, lots of fun! Liked the added element of finding all the cannisters

EmmaSmiley rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 30 May 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 62 Outcome: Failed πŸ™
hi-techimmersive

Had quite high expectation of this room as, loved a recent trip to Bletchley park. I think there could of been more ties to enigma machines and possible morse code to tie it into Bletchley a bit more. The room itself had a lot of puzzles, especially for 2 people,  but nothing that stood out massively.  

StaceyF expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 15 Jan 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 58:02 Outcome: Successful escape!
Adam Bravery expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 24 May 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 41:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverstory-driven

An enjoyable room with a lot of fun to be had. Enjoyed the character briefing and puzzles. The space had been used quite well to create a sense of adventure in a small area and the game had a great flow to it. Definitely play this before it goes!

Alwaysablast rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 5 Feb 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed πŸ™
immersivestory-driven

A good room, well themed and a great set. Some really interesting original puzzles, there was also a couple which we didn't really "get" and possibly didn't flow quite as well, but it was an enjoyable room.

Thomas James rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5
Played: 11 Apr 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 48:23 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite difficult
2For1 experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 4 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 53:42 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-drivengreat hosting
d.green26 expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 12 Mar 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 58 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-driven
AubreyB expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-driven
Alex rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hostingfamily friendly

A very densely packed space with a good number of puzzles and additional challenge beyond simply solving the puzzles presented. Very manageable as a 2 and there is plenty of opportunity to split up and work independently, a fun variety of puzzles, all of which fit very well with the theme 

Laura McGill expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 2 Jun 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
story-drivengreat hosting

Superbly themed from the moment you enter the space, GM in character throughout added to the experience and made more enjoyable. Lots to do within the room as you are trying to achieve two objectives simultaneously (one of which is great for solvers of all ages and abilities).

I really liked the wide variety of puzzles used and how they were all in-keeping with the story and war theme. Lots of fun and would definitely recommend.

Jen Wells (Get Wells Soon) expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-drivengreat hosting

What a fantastic WW2-themed room! It's a fairly compact space but absolutely packed with gorgeous puzzles. The detail is superb and it was incredibly immersive. We really enjoyed the additional challenge element (no spoilers) and the combination of physical and logical puzzles really appealed to us.

David and Dan were both excellent hosts - we love it when there's a bit of acting involved!

Anonymous expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
clever
ratsontour expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 8 Oct 2022 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersive
RR_Duo+ rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5
Played: 27 Aug 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:57 Outcome: Successful escape!
PurpleB expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Excellent game although the space is quite small so it's a great room to do with a small group.  We had a fantastic Game Master as well which always helps make the experience.

Mia Rabone experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 31 Jul 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-drivengreat hostingquite difficult

Loved this room. Highly recommend. Great host -the whole time trap team are brilliant. The theming was fab and we were really impressed with the quantity and range of puzzles. Great room! 

Sam Carr experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 53:11 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-drivengreat hosting
Escape Enthusiast expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 30 Jan 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 55:10 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivegreat hosting

Yet another fantastic game from TimeTrap. I really enjoyed the espionage side to this room. The method in which we identified the infiltrator was unique and highly enjoyable. There were some great puzzles in this room and as you'd expect from TimeTrap it was wonderfully themed and deeply immersive. Definitely an easy recommendation.

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 30/11/18
abunai expert rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5

Really great fun. Lots of variety. Lovely GM. Great experience.

Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 12 May 2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 53:29 Outcome: Successful escape!
Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 22 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55m Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyimmersive
TeamHawley experienced rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hosting
😺Lianne experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 18 Sep 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 46m Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivegreat hosting

Another immersive room packed full of high quality set design. We enjoyed the puzzles, especially as many felt quite different to others that we'd seen elsewhere. That's probably in large part thanks to the impressive and authentic-feeling props and implementation of the theme.

Our GM Verity was fantastic, only nudging us when we needed it, and adding character to the game. Fab room!

Mark Jackson experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingfamily friendlydualing

A great versus room  for two teams. Great puzzles. Tight room but enough space to play

MightyMidds experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersive
Spanishfleas experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Charly expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
🌡Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 15/08/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47:14 Outcome: Successful escape!

This was definitely a bit easier than the other TimeTrap games we played over a weekend (reflected in our time, no clues), but it's a lovely game - it looks fantastic, enjoyed the optional secondary goal to vary the difficulty a little and it all flowed very well. Recommend playing for the experience - good fun. 

imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
β˜•Joe Brown expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 22/12/18 Team size: 4
A nicely themed room with the option of a vs mode with 2 identical rooms. Some unique puzzles as well as fun extras such as colllecting tokens for points. Great hosts as always. Definitely recommend if you're in the area.
Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5
Kelly Archer expert rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5

Another excellent room from Time Trap. Bletchley Park themed with great train station style.

They have two copies so you can also play competitively.

Sabrina (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 12/05/2019 Time taken: 53:29:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
Roory experienced rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5
Played: 23/11/2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 46.31 (+15 decrypts) Outcome: Successful escape!

This has to be one of the best ERs I have ever played when it comes to flow of the room.

A load of thought has gone into how each puzzle progresses to the next - points where it was uncertain of what to do next were minimal.

This along with fantastic immersion (feel of the room is spot on for the location), makes for an excellent experience.

The decrypts were also a pleasant addition.

Not the hugest of space - would not go with a team of more than 4. If you have 6, then book out both rooms and go head to head.

Reviews by escape room review sites

Time Trap’s wartime game is based around Bletchley counter-espionage. Set in a railway station, it gives you the job of identifying which of seven suspects is a spy. You have an additional bonus mission - apparently the spy has hidden several cylinders of coded information around the station, and you’re to find as many of these as you can.

All Time Trap’s games boast high quality sets. Station X is I think the most authentic-feeling of theirs so far, perhaps because it’s set in a more recent ti...

A room that immerses you in the 1940s from the moment you arrive right through to the end of the game. It's a beautiful experience with fun puzzles, interesting interactions, a little bit of humour and some bonus content to keep enthusiasts busy.
TimeTrap have created an excellent experience with clever puzzles, excellent set design, and a massive amount of fun. I’m only disappointed that it took us so long to make it to Reading; Station X is one not to miss!
We go back in time to a 1940's train station during World War 2 where we need to discover a spy.
The room is a great room and very immersive. It has some great puzzles that match the theme of the room and the staff are so enthusiastic. Read our review for more information!
Like a good wine, TimeTrap improves with age. This, their fourth escape game, demonstrates a provider that has built on success, learned from errors, dreamed up new ideas and concepts of how an escape room should work, and put on an extremely enjoyable experience. You should go. Yes, you.

I mean, wow. Going up those stairs is legit like walking through a door into the past. Every element is perfectly in keeping with the room. In short – when can I go back to try one of their other rooms? Can it be, like, now?

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