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Played: 26 May 2024 Team size: 4 Time taken: 48 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyimmersivegreat hostingquite easy

As the pro review says, this experience is more an immersive experience with puzzles than an escape room and reminded me very much of when Pier Pressure took over Preston Manor. That said, it was good fun - who wouldn't want to pretend to be a pirate on a replica of a famous medieval boat? The puzzles aren't complicated, but interacting with the cast - and more brilliantly - the boat itself is pretty cool. Probably more for the family than enthusiasts - not something you'd be looking to get a decent time for as you're very much dictated by the pace of other groups in front and behind you - just enjoy the experience.

Played: 18 May 2024 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
intensequite difficult
Tip for enthusiasts - don't do this room at the end of a day full of rooms - you definitely need brain power and energy and we were well down on both. At some points the tech didn't work which was a shame as it probably lost us a few minutes and in this game minutes = pounds. Bit of a shame we didn't get as far as I know we are capable off. I don't think it would hurt having a team of 4 for this one. 
Played: 18 May 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 51:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverfamily friendly
There are a lot of pirate-themed rooms around and there was a nice extra twist here to make this room stand out. Nice that there were a few puzzles we'd not encountered before 
Played: 18 May 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 40:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulfamily friendly
I can imagine kids getting a lot out of this room. I found it really charming - the first half was much better than the last half, but definitely had fun.
Played: 4 May 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 9 Mar 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 63:00 Outcome: Failed :-(
quite difficult
Seldom fail to escape in 60 minutes these days but it was the end of a long day and a room we really didn’t gel with. We were playing the hard version with three players. Enjoyed some of the puzzles but hated others with passion. Different day it might have been a different result. Grateful our host gave us the three minutes we needed to escape.
Played: 9 Mar 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 54:15 Outcome: Successful escape!
😨creepy
Played: 9 Mar 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 59:50 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 9 Mar 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 56:28 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautiful
Played: 2 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
very easy
Very easy with repeated puzzles but beautiful aesthetics. Would be excellent for older kids. Fun evening playing but not challenging at all. 
Played: 3 Feb 2024 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
unoriginalquite easy
Played: 22 Feb 2024 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersiveintensequite easy👻scary
Superb experience, decent escape room. We did the 90-minute experience. I’m still waiting for a horror room to properly give me a scare but this one was probably the joint-closest to do with Seance in Wakefield. Loved the concept - an escape room in a whole house - you have one main puzzle per room. They’re not tricky puzzles although we made them trickier by overthinking. The puzzles aren’t the star here though, it’s the set and some pretty cool special effects throughout that I won’t spoil here. There is a physical element at the end of the experience but there is a way to bypass although it does break the immersion somewhat. From how the host described it, you can usually have more than one team in the house at once . I’m not sure how much I’d have liked that but I guess folk screaming elsewhere might have made it a bit more chilling. 
Played: 5 Feb 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulhi-techoriginal
Wow, what a room. I’ve seen the theme multiple times but not executed as well as this, there were some truly unique moments. I would have given it a higher rating but it is a very punishing room if your team isn’t dexterous. A couple of elements in particular were impossible for me to do with my disability which ruined it a bit but there was (eventually) a workaround and I can look past it to say I’m pleased I played it, it’s an excellent game with a decent story and some wow moments. You can see where I t is slightly aging though, a couple of components didn’t quite work the way they might have done when it was newer. Our host was lovely. 
Played: 5 Feb 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 59:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersive
Decent enough room which was much more physical than I expected but with one effect in particular I’d never seen before which I really liked. Puzzles weren’t especially complex, it was more trying to work out what the room designers were thinking when they put it together. I was a little disappointed with the ending which just didn’t fit with the theme of the room. You need a bit of dexterity for this one. Our host was lovely. 
Played: 2 Feb 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalgreat hosting
Played: 2 Feb 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersiveintensequite difficult😨creepy
A lot to do as a two, you’ll need to be constantly solving. Some really fun elements and fab to see some toys from when I was a child I’d forgotten existed. Great hosting as well. 
Played: 7 Jan 2024 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalstory-driven
Played: 3 Jan 2024 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for money
Enjoyed this, played over two nights over Skype. Some puzzles were a little trickier than others but overall nice to play.
Played: December 2023 Team size: 2
originalfamily friendly
Best Exit advent calendar yet - puzzles made a lot more sense. We only had issues with day 2 but the idea begins it was awesome. I continue to be beyond impressed with how you can use one cardboard box for so many puzzles. Loved it. 
Played: 28 Dec 2023 Team size: 2
story-driven

Enjoyed this - great idea to have a free game to introduce you into a paid version of a game. We will definitely play the paid version next!

Played: 28 Nov 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 28 Nov 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite difficult
Played: 24 Nov 2023 Team size: 2
Played: 24 Nov 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 22 Nov 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 18 Nov 2023 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalclever
Played: 18 Nov 2023 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
original
Played: 18 Nov 2023 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenfamily friendly
Played: 15 Oct 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 49 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogical

Really don’t like to leave negative reviews especially as the hosts were so lovely. The puzzles didn’t click for me as there was a lot of reaching to make things logical. Of course it might just be us. We were tired and it probably took us longer to make connections than it should have done but it left me quite unsatisfied. I’ve given it an extra star as my other half thinks I’m being harsh. 

Team size: 3 Time taken: 54:02
Played: 8 Oct 2023 Team size: 5 Time taken: 53:02 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalgreat hostingmagical
Played: 8 Oct 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 40:58 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalepic

Doesn't matter if you're a fan of Back to the Future or not, this room is so much fun and a must do. The set design is superb and it has a number of wow and geek-out moments. 

Played: 8 Oct 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 36:35 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly
Played: 7 Oct 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 32:33 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy
Played: 7 Oct 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 39:35 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulstory-drivenmagical
Played: 7 Oct 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 45:39 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingintense👻scary

I absolutely loved this room; probably the creepiest room I've ever played with some brilliant effects I'd never seen before. We were probably all relieved we were playing it at lunchtime at not at night!

Puzzles in "scarier" rooms can end up being too easy in our experience, but these were much more challenging without being too difficult. I think there was only one puzzle we ended up being stumped on, and it was probably the adrenaline affecting our brains that we didn't get it quicker.

The hosting from Callum was superb despite his football allegiances. 😉

We ended up doing all three Enigma Wakefield rooms in one day. Seance was definitely my favourite of the three, although a couple of our less-horror-loving teammates preferred Wonderland. 

Played: 29 Sep 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 53:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenpoor hosting
Played: 09/09/23 Team size: 3 Time taken: 42:22 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalgreat hosting
Played: 09/09/23 Team size: 3 Time taken: 33:52 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulstory-drivengreat hosting

I really enjoyed this room - the set is absolutely superb, and it had the best method of using a gamesmaster inside of the game to deliver clues in any room I've ever done. Enjoyed the puzzles, we seemed to click with them really well and got a very decent time indeed. 

Played: 12 Aug 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 50:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting

Easily in my top 10. This is an unmissable room and I’m bemused to why it hasn’t been more promoted amongst enthusiasts. The experience starts right from the beginning when looking for the venue. The hosting was superb, our hosts enthusiasm was genuinely infectious. I’ve only played one room that’s roughly similar to this one -  CNTRL - AlT - ESCAPE’s Kwik e Mart and with every respect to that great room, this one imo blows it out of the water. Not only do you get a game show but there’s a twist at the end which although hinted at throughout is kinda cool when it happens. Beautifully aesthetic room/set with some awesome puzzles. Kicking ourselves for taking too long on one puzzle meaning we were minutes away from competing with the top score our friends got later in the day. They did it with one extra person though so we won’t lose too much sleep about it. Absolutely superb. Enthusiasts must play. 

Played: 12 Aug 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 55:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hosting

Really enjoyed this room - I like that the reception room also formed part of the game. Some unique puzzles here although one maths based puzzle frustrated me but the reasoning behind it was sound. We made some of this more complicated than it needed to be and flew through other parts. The host was great and loved how they integrated themselves into game to provide hints. 

Played: 12 Aug 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 44:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

Solid room, some nice puzzles although one very frustrating one that I feel needs a bit more signposting as when you’re suppose to be solving it as we wasted ages when it wasn’t yet possible to solve. Not a huge amount of room in some of the room esp as it is somewhat linear in nature, 4 would probably be a bit tight. 

Played: 6 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hosting

Another excellent room from this company. Brilliantly designed immersive set, particularly the last couple of “rooms”. Got stuck on a couple of puzzles we probably shouldn’t have making it a bit tight at the end. 

Played: 6 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:01 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautiful

Really enjoyed exploring this room - it was beautiful and totally in keeping with the theme. Lots of different puzzles including one that usually leads to our downfall in rooms at the end but somehow we got it done. 

Played: 30 Jul 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 4 hours 46 minutes
cleverquite difficult

First Exit game I’ve done with the jigsaw element and it gave us a few hours entertainment. And of the puzzles were very clever and others extremely frustrating (and tenuous as my partner has asked me to add). Even when we needed hints though we were going in the right direction at least. We’ve found since doing the two advent calendars that we are a bit more on the same wave length of the designers. Look forward to playing some more of their longer puzzles! 

originalimmersivegreat hosting
Played: 3/5/22 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 4/12/21
immersivestory-drivenepic
Played: 21/01/2021 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 11/04/2020 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
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