Fiona Smith

Played: 14 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techgreat hostingmagical
I was extremely excited to play the Dome and worried I was preparing myself for something that couldn't exist, so tried to be realistic about expectations. I would say it therefore met my expectations.. but I must stress that they were high! It was an excellent escape room and I had an amazing time while I was in there - non-stop fun. I had no clue what was going on but I really didn't care. We took the puzzles as they came, and just got stuck in!What I really want to stress is, don't be put off if you are a group of 2! We both got to experience pretty much everything, it wasn't too hard and the game was adapted cleverly when there were puzzles you couldn't normally solve without more people. I actually think we were a good-sized group and I certainly think 6 would've been a bit much. One element of the room didn't work so I have to knock off half a star. The fantastic host reacted appropriately, by noticing the glitch and moving us on while at the same time reporting the issue so someone could come to fix it ASAP, but I couldn't help but feel disappointed that we didn't get to experience everything and not knowing whether this would have made a difference in whether we escaped.Slightly anti-climactic ending.
Played: 13 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techoriginalquite easy
When I say this game is 'quite easy' it's meant as a compliment. Everything makes sense and is possible to figure out, but at the same time we needed a few hints that when we eventually got, we wondered how on earth we hadn't. It was very well done and had many things I haven't seen before.
Played: 2 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:02 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivengreat hosting
Fantastic host who really paid attention to what we were doing and how we needed to be nudged along - very much gave hints rather than instructions. No leaps of logic whatsoever, everything made complete sense and was clever but not too difficult.
Played: 29 Feb 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 65:00 Outcome: Failed :-(
quite difficult😨creepy
Enjoyed this room - nothing completely illogical although some that I'm not sure we ever would've got without support - not necessarily a bad thing as it shows there were some unique puzzles. Really grateful for the host for letting us stay in a bit longer and ensure we got to try and complete all the puzzles. No 'wow' moments but no issues either - had fun and will return for other rooms.
Played: 27 Dec 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!

Really enjoyed this room, my favourite at this venue so far (have done Colditz and SP Eyes). Nice level of difficulty where nothing felt like a leap but there were some 'doh' moments. A little worn but still hi tech and loved the passion in the hosting.

Played: 17 Nov 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56.00 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techmagicalpoor hostingquite difficult😨creepy

Loved this room - great puzzles I haven’t done before and a fantastic theme Harry Potter fans will love. The host was too forward with clues, not allowing us time at times to think about what we needed to do. At one point we were told a door had opened behind us.. we hadn’t even had chance to turn around but the door was wide open and unmissable. At times we were stuck and appreciated the help, but this was for trickier puzzles. The room was a little worn in places but overall I’d highly recommend this magical room.

Played: 26/08/2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 62:00 Outcome: Failed :-(

Clever room with a lot to do - nothing seemed like a leap of logic. Nice location and friendly hosts. 

Played: 19 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 51:30

Really fun room and felt different to others, while the puzzles are logical, it didn’t feel like a repeat of other escape rooms. Recommend doing as a 2 - we worked together the whole time and didn’t miss anything the other did. Fantastic hosting by Annika.

Played: 22 Jul 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 53:31 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techoriginalgreat hosting

The price on here is incorrect, it was £40 each for 2 people to play. The game was absolutely fantastic, my third from ClueQuest and it didn't disappoint. Great technology, up-to-date rooms and some bad but good 'DOH!!' moments!

Played: 20 May 2023 Team size: 1 Time taken: 40 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
broken techpoor hostingoverpricedquite easy

This is not an escape room, but since it’s on here I’m happy to review! It’s an audio experience, with some other in-person immersive elements where depending on your choices, you create a path. However the paths I believe always ended up at the same place and in between there were just a few easy pre-determined responses that didn’t change where the story went until the very end at which point there were two different choices. While of course AI is clever, and the fact I can have a conversation at all with one is cool, it just wasn’t good enough to seem realistic and therefore just wasn’t that fun. 

Played: 1 Apr 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 51.00 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hostingmagical

So good! Loved this room. Tiny but lovely touch right at the end as you escape. Fantastic hosting from Dan. 

Played: 18 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 50 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingfamily friendlyoverpriced

Fun and different but a few bits needed jiggling to work. We did challenging which I’d recommend for adults or anyone who has done a few rooms before. 

Played: 29 Dec 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:50 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingtiredquite easy

Really enjoyed the puzzles and the hosting but unfortunately the room has had lots of wear and tear and could do with a refresh. Everything that needed to work did, but it made it a bit less enjoyable. Some really good tech and great fun - a good one to do as a pair.

Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 30 Nov 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 70 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenillogicalvery difficult👻scary

I did the Spiral route. Luckily nobody had booked in with us but this was very lucky - usually you are put into groups of 6 but we got to do it as a 2. We would have enjoyed this a whole lot less if that hadn't been the case as in some parts we did share space with others and we weren't really able to do anything. The acting was good but not enough of it. One attempt at a scare was just laughable. The escape rooms themselves are way too difficult - I've done a fair few and they just didn't make sense particularly the end one, and there was no satisfaction as it was irrelevant whether you passed or failed. For one puzzle / choice we had to make I literally have no idea what it did. One room was great, logical, challenging and fun, but only because there were 2 of us. Without giving too much away it was like a maze. For the others, the theming was great and the similarity to the Saw films, however the puzzles and horror just weren't up to scratch.

Played: 22 Oct 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47.48 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalgreat hosting

Really enjoyed this room - some original not seen before puzzles despite having done lots of escape rooms. Good use of technology. Needed a few clues that I probably wouldn’t have figured out otherwise but no frustrating moments.

Played: 8 Sep 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 54:44 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyhi-techgreat hostingquite difficult

Absolutely loved this game. We got off to a slow start and I thought this was going to be very difficult. It was difficult, but in a challenging, rewarding way rather than impossible and constantly needing clues. Farzana was a great host, really enthusiastic and while keen to give clues, she often left us to it with a very small hint rather than explaining exactly what we should do. There are some fantastic puzzles in here with a fair bit of search and more obvious clues too which makes it suitable for novices and experienced players although I'd not recommend this for a group of first timers - better for a group with mixed experience like us. The final centrepiece puzzle is just brilliant and I left on a complete high.

Played: 1 Sep 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 75 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyimmersivemagical

Absolutely loved this escape room - I think I am on around 30-40 now and this is my new favourite. I love that it is a little bit longer (90 mins but we escaped in 75) as there is so much more to experience and it would have been a shame to remove elements to fit an hour. It is extremely immersive, as others have said you do get a little bit dirty but as long as you expect it that's fine and part of the fun! The hosting was good but a little keen with the clues particularly as we had so much time left. Quite a few elements in this room that I'd never seen before and a great mix of difficulties so that all team members can shine.

Played: 26 May 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 54 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlyquite easy

Really enjoyed this simple room - loads to do and gives a good sense of achievement as it's fairly easy. Great for newbies or families, but I'm a seasoned escape room-er and enjoyed it immensely. Several 'duh!!!' moments only made it more fun. 

Played: 6 Mar 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulhi-techgreat hosting

Some might say this was quite easy.. it was certainly logical but we had quite a few 'doh!' moments that were totally fair and logical but we just.. missed them! And I personally like that as it's so much better than 'well how was I ever going to get that?!' which I've had many times before. Even if you do find the puzzles on the easier side, there are lots of them.

We needed 2 or 3 clues but these were excellently timed by the lovely games master which allowed us to take full advantage of our time in the room and escape with just over a minute to spare.

Played: 28 Dec 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulhi-techbroken techvery difficult😨creepy

Absolutely fantastic room in terms of theming, technology and immersiveness. Overall enjoyed it and the venue is spot on. A few issues with the room itself - it was high tech which is good, but a few things didn’t quite work without a hint from the games master (I.e. how to get it exactly right rather than actually solve the clue which we had done - frustrating and took away the immersiveness). Personally found the end very difficult to the point I don’t think I’d have got it without a lot of clues. Yes we escaped but would’ve been there all day if there wasn’t a time limit! Perhaps best for experts - would be interested to see if that’s the case.

Played: 27 Dec 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 50 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneystory-drivengreat hosting

Really enjoyed this room and the games master was great. Very well themed and immersive. Not as difficult as it seems from the escape rate - seems that there is one particular element causing difficulty rather than the whole room. Enjoyable fairly traditional escape room which benefits from experience but doesn't feel like repeats of other rooms.

Played: 20 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58:50 Outcome: Successful escape!

Absolutely loved this room and the fact it’s designed for 2 players. You really have to work as a team and the puzzles are genuinely fun. My pet peeve of being given clues when you don’t want them wasn’t an issue but we could have them when we wanted and the games master was really attentive and enthusiastic. Seems to have changed as there were no wireless headphones or microphones to communicate with, which is a good thing as a few people have mentioned that as a negative. Can’t wait to do their other 2 player room!

Played: 18 Sep 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 55 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulvalue for moneycleverquite difficult😨creepy
Played: 7 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed :-(

It was ok.. think this one really depends on the game master and on this occasion ours didn’t immerse themselves as much as it sounds like others have, so it wasn’t that scary. Fun experience though and would recommend to some others.

Played: 24 Jul 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: DNF Outcome: Failed :-(
beautifulhi-techcleververy difficult

Great room - have done quite a few and thought this was one of the most difficult (in a good way). It was just too clever for us in the end but every time we asked for a clue we were like ‘Ohhhh of course’ whereas sometimes you think ‘…well that’s a stretch.. never would have got that’. We were told we weren’t far from the end but I would have liked to have been shown (briefly - not the details of the clues) what we would have seen to get the full experience of the room.

Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyquite easy😨creepy
Team size: 2
Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
Team size: 4
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Team size: 4
value for money
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for money
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulvalue for moneymagical
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyimmersiveintensequite easy🧟terrifying
Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed :-(
poor hosting
Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed :-(
beautifulclevermagicalvery difficult😨creepy
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalpoor hostingvery difficult
Played: 3 Jul 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyfunnygreat hosting
Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneycleverquite easy
Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techclevergreat hosting