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Played: 21 Nov 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingfamily friendlyquite easy

Fantastic hosting as always from the team here. We’ve done several escape rooms at several different venues and the hosting is always far and away the best at Kingston Escape Rooms - attentive, helpful and humorous. The room itself is great fun and we loved all the different costumes to put on. Lots of padlocks to deal with and no big surprises but it’s a reliably satisfying solve with excellent theming.

Played: 29 Dec 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 56 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivefamily friendlyquite difficult

We really enjoyed this room which is on a theme we haven’t seen before. We were a group of two adults and two kids (ages 11 and 8) and a lot of the puzzles were beyond the younger one. She still had fun though and the 11 year old was fully engaged throughout. The theming is excellent and you really do feel like you’re on a runaway train and you get the sense of panic as the time is running out. The puzzles were varied and clever and very satisfying. Lots of original elements we hadn’t seen before. My only minor criticism was our host was running two games at once so sometimes they were slow to respond if we did something that required them to trigger something. That was frustrating. For example we tried something we thought should work but nothing happened and then five minutes later the host gave us a hint to do the thing we’d tried and this time something unlocked. Clearly they just hadn’t been looking the first time we did it! But anyway a very enjoyable hour and a satisfying solve with lots of good teamwork elements. Highly recommend!

Played: 26 Dec 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 50 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techillogicalbroken tech😨creepy

Positives first: The room looked brilliant and the theming was great. Our games master was responsive and helpful. Some of the puzzles were interesting and innovative and very satisfying to solve.

BUT several elements were broken, and the structure of the game was quite illogical. Quite a few things in the room we never figured out what they were for or how to use them and we completed the room without them. It’s not clear if they were red herrings or just broken so not in use. But it’s frustrating to have spent ten minutes trying to work out how (for example) to move two balls through a maze on the wall only to ultimately complete the room without ever doing it. There were a few things like this. Also there was one puzzle which required us to use our sense of smell but only 1 of the 5 smelly things actually smelled of anything so it was impossible. We got there in the end but only by random chance.

On the whole a mediocre experience and not very satisfying because the room just didn’t seem to follow a logical route to completion. 

Played: 23 Oct 2021 Team size: 2 adults 2 kids Time taken: 59 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverfamily friendly

Crazy Cat Lady was perfect for our family of two adults and two kids ages 8 and 11. We made it with just over a minute to spare! Really enjoyable and the challenge was pitched just right for all of us with such a variety of puzzles that everyone got a chance to shine. Really well thought out and great fun. We’ll be back for sure!

Played: 17 Nov 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 53 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyclevergreat hostingquite easy

We had so much fun here! You have to be quite silly and we all got the giggles. The puzzles were challenging and varied and the frantic rush to grab the gold at the end was really exciting. The host was excellent. We had a blast!