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Played: 14 Apr 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 43:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
clever

Very clever how this room blends with Dystopia - Would recommend playing back to back if you can. Set design was really cool and all puzzles fit well within the theme.

Played: 9 Apr 2022 Team size: 5 Time taken: 34:55 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenquite difficult
Played: 20 Mar 2022 Team size: 2
hi-tech

Tricky to review as the room concept is very unique - an interactive pod that has both progressive and bonus puzzles each with varying points attainable based on speed and accuracy. I really loved the concept but felt that a bit more signposting was needed on how to start and interact with the various elements. Some of the puzzles and games were so much fun though especially the alarm (not a spoiler as you're told before you go in). Mixture of great and confusing elements - with a little more guidance I'd have really loved this.

cleverquite easy

This is not a full escape room rather an escape the case activity. Lots of fun and the atmosphere of the set created was brilliant. Really lovely framing system for the puzzles too. 

๐Ÿ˜จcreepy

Scooby doo horror rather than out and out horror. A few jump scares but nothing too extreme. The second half puzzles were a bit more invovled than the first and had some clever uses of the space (no spoilers). Traditional room done very well!

Played: 20 Mar 2022 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalepicquite difficult

Probably the most overwhelming escape room that I have played and the first see what you can manage in an hour style. Really great variety of puzzles, simply something for everyone and I loved the way in which teams can compete if they wish in this room - every sound really builds a great sense of how well the other team is doing. Very clever and a lot of fun even if my brain was fizzing after!

Played: 12 Feb 2022 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

The room looked great and flowed really well. All of the puzzles fit with the theme and I enjoyed some of the unique elements in it. One physically puzzle stopped us for ages and it was a shame to learn after that there is no built in fail-safe if teams cannot solve it. Also if torches are going to be provided, please give one for each member of the team! Otherwise really enjoyed exploring and escaping the tomb!

Played: 12 Feb 2022 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverplain

As with the other game at this branch, it felt in need of TLC with tired interiors and slowly fading props. I appreciate the game is closing so didn't dwell on this too much. I loved the start to this room - very original and the use of masks fit so brilliantly in the theme. All of the puzzles were very solid and beautifully Deadlocked. I also enjoyed the video links throughout and the simple yet effective use of lock boxes (it is a bank after all)!

Played: 12 Feb 2022 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

I particularly liked the thematic start to this room and then how we got to discover the rest of the space from there. All of the puzzles were really solid and enjoyable, but there was not enough of them... We solved the room in just over half an hour, gaining 2nd on the all time leaderboard, yet didn't feel as if we were rushing at any stage. Shame the branch has now closed, but with a little more TLC on the decor and temperature of the room (it was very cold!) this could have been a lot more!

Played: 12 Feb 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 42 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulgreat hosting

Loved the unique elements of this game and the way the designers have managed to create a real Narnia feel inside! Lots to do and it is very easy to get distracted by things that won't help towards the overall goal. Only gripe is that most of the room is not automated so the GM has to trigger the next steps manually. That being said still very enjoyable!

beautifulgreat hostingpoor signpostingquite difficult

The room really felt authentic, all puzzles were fitting with the theme and felt like they were there to progress the story. A lot of the puzzles were poorly signposted meaning we weren't sure if we had successfully completed them or not. Aside from this our GM was really lovely and chatted for a while afterwards too. 

originalgreat hostingmagical

Everything about this room was just so cool! One element in particular really took me by surprise and is one of my all time escape room highlights. All the puzzles were really fitting with the theme and it truely felt like an adventure. Our host Michelle was superb and even showed us the behind the scenes control room afterwards! Fascinating to play and then see how it all works.

beautifulimmersivegreat hosting

The greatest transition between rooms in a game I've ever played. Really enjoyed the variety of puzzles, the set looked awesome and everything flowed perfectly. Minor gripe with no torches given for sections in darker light so made locks hard to see. Otherwise excellent!

story-drivenepicvery difficult๐Ÿ˜จcreepy

So much to do, so little time! Amazing how much they've managed to fit into the space they have. I loved the mixture of the physical and traditional style puzzles as you explored the manor. Some elements of the room were a little stiff which led us to believe we couldn't use them / need them until hinted. We were also a little annoyed that only 2 torches were provided for the whole team. However, the rest was superb and easily made up for these small gripes! We played this game as 90 minutes and definitely needed the extra half hour. If you can complete in under an hour, hats off to you!

originalclevergreat hostingquite difficult

Really loved the theming of this room and the uniqueness of multiple puzzles. Everything was incredibly well signposted and loved the linking to the history of Derby itself. A must play if in the area.

beautifulstory-driven

Great signposting, solid puzzles, and a brilliant story with the added bonus that you are following a real escape plan from the war. 

clevergreat hostingdifferent

Really different kind of experience to your average game. Was lots of fun using the box in unique ways. Some really good puzzles too. Was also great to see the GM in character throughout.

broken techpoor hostingunoriginal

Worst experience we've ever had in a room. One of the puzzles relied on you keeping the pieces in the order you found them, which we naturally didn't realise until later in the game! By this point the puzzle was unsolvable and the GM gave us the answer. The second room of the game was hidden by a piece of paper with 'Don't go through yet' written on it. Seemed very thrown together. The GM also wasn't keen to help when we said that tech had broken too, even claiming it was our fault! AVOID

Team size: 2 Time taken: 57:47 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hosting

Great first gen game. Our gamesmaster was really friendly and only gave us hints when we wanted. Closest we've ever come to completing a game with 0 clues too!

Played: 16 Oct 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 45 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenunoriginalquite easy๐Ÿ˜จcreepy

Weirdest building Iโ€™ve been to for an escape game but it fit the vibe for the story we were about to solve. The start of the game was really immersive from the unusual entry to the games unit and the in-character bartender appearing. The game itself was quite basic and relied heavily on simple world play riddles which was disappointing but would still be good fun for newbies. 

Played: 9 Sep 2021 Team size: 6 Time taken: 57:45 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersiveunoriginalquite easy

More of an immersive experience than escape game. Very little in terms of puzzles but an enjoyable experience hiding from guards and stealing artefacts nonetheless.

Played: 5 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55:32 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyimmersivegreat hosting

Jungle Run meets Crystal Maze meets soo many other awesome adventure shows and movies. Lots of ground to cover in this room with plenty of physical puzzles to get occupied- most immersive intro to a game weโ€™ve ever had and our host Dawn was superb!

Played: 5 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 54:36 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersive

Sooo cool! So many unique elements that we had never seen before. Incredibly immersive room with a real Indiana Jones feel to it. Wonโ€™t spoil anything but so worth playing!

quite easy

Although the puzzles were pretty easy for the most-part they are excellently put together and were fun to solve.

beautiful

Very luxurious product with some great puzzles. However most were partially based on luck as even if you knew what you were doing it was sometimes a bit trial and errory to get their intended solution. Also the videos between chapters were far too long and we got a bit bored. Good game still!

quite easy

Played this as a beta tester and enjoyed the weekly deliveries of 5/10 minute puzzles. The cards have a clear style and sometimes are really easy to miss but thatโ€™s the fun of them. Also really like the option to gift it with a real delivery at the end. Recommend to all!

Played: 5 Jul 2021 Team size: 6 Time taken: 40 mins ish Outcome: Successful escape!
immersive
Played: 2 Jul 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed :-(
originalimmersivequite difficult๐Ÿ˜จcreepy

The set in this room is simply incredible! You genuinely feel as if you're at a creepy carnival. Wholeheartedly recommend as the puzzles both physical and traditional are so much fun. We didn't make it out in time but still a room for the books.

Great first gen room played a few years ago. Clever use of the space and soooo much sand! Some broken technology but well fixed by lovely owners. If itโ€™s still there Iโ€™d recommend playing 

Great as a birthday / xmas present to someone. Lovely puzzles with a good range of difficulty. Very much enjoyed!

hi-techimmersivebroken tech

Great continuation from part 1 with plenty more to do and way more involved. Avoid if you hate maths puzzles.

Team size: 4 Time taken: 59:59
great hosting๐ŸงŸterrifying

This was terrifying (or maybe weโ€™re just wimps)- great acting and theming throughout the experience. Some really unique moments in this room that I wonโ€™t spoil but we really enjoyed them. There was one skill based puzzle that we just couldnโ€™t get to grips with which effected our overall time badly. Otherwise loved it. 

My personal favourite of the Print+Cut+Escape series. Quite challenging but doable puzzles and a great continuation of the last trilogy story.

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