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Played: 17 Jul 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 54 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersive

Much preferred this room to One Wing Airlines but still feel its very search heavy and lacking in quality puzzles.  Maybe my brain just doesnt work like theirs but never feel I gel with the puzzles like we do elsewhere.  The set/theming is beautiful and some very quirky unique ideas.  Unfortunately quite a few of the wow moments are only experienced by 1 person in the team so I would definitely prefer something that everyone experiences.  Its a reasonable room but amongst the most expensive around so would expect a bit more in quality of gameplay.

Played: 5 Jun 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 54 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenmagical

This was the 3rd of the Hounds rooms we have tried and wow, its amazing!  Its straight into my top 5 rooms.  Loved the design/theme/set and great choice of puzzzles.  Loads to do and definitely quite a bit harder than the other 2 rooms they have.  Genuinely brilliant game.  Thanks and look forward to the next one you open!

Played: 29 May 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 39 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hosting
Right from the moment you open the front door Hounds shows just how serious an operation it is.  An amazing waiting room and check in area, great characterisation from the GM and a great room with lots of new puzzles and a brilliant variety of things to get your head around.  Found it a bit easier than Questionable Ethics but both were great.
Played: 29 May 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 43 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersive

Right from the moment you open the front door Hounds shows just how serious an operation it is.  An amazing waiting room and check in area, great characterisation from the GM and a great room with lots of new puzzles and a brilliant variety of things to get your head around.  Found it a bit harder than Southern Discomfort but both were great.

Played: 6 May 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 44 Outcome: Successful escape!

Im afraid we didnt gel with this room at all but mainly due to the music that played the entire way through as it was so off putting.  Just made it hard to hear each other and concentrate.  Wasnt a massive fan of the puzzles either.  Just didnt really click with us I am afraid.

Played: 6 May 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 44 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersive

Loot the lanes was great all round.  Brilliant theming, good puzzles, great variety of tasks.  Couldnt knock it in any way.  Really enjoyed it!

Played: 19 Apr 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 53 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-driven

I liked this game and it seemed to flow well.  Its a bit creepy so not one for small children or those easily frightened!  The puzzle all seemed to work well and it was a lot to do in 60mins so it definitely filled the time.  I don't feel we struggled on anything really and didnt have much time left at all.  Good solid game, nothing ground breaking but still a good one to play and I liked the set/theming.

Played: 19 Apr 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 51 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersive

This is a very interesting room and a totally different theme to anything else we have seen.  It didnt 100% click with our brains and game play for some reason but there are lots of novel ideas and theming is good.  Not sure why I didnt love it, I just didnt feel we got it 100% for some reason.  But it was still enjoyable enough.

Played: 26 Mar 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 53 Outcome: Successful escape!
broken tech

We have done Titanic and Escape from Alcatraz (this is my favourite Houdinis one) before and were really looking forward to this one but sadly it fell well short of the games we have played so far in 2022.  It all just felt very tired and 2nd hand.  There was an issue with the bonnet of the jeep, the only dinosaur in the game was broken, the games in reception were missing parts and armchairs have seen better days, and in the game itself we were given 3 torches for a group of 4 but only 2 worked.  I mentioned it was so dark and they said they couldnt charge the torches overnight so always had issues with them.  Maybe invest in a 2nd set of batteries and charge them alternate days then as its rubbish playing a room thats dark without any proper lights!  I felt I missed most of the first room as I didnt have a working torch at that point.

We didnt feel the puzzles worked very well, they were pretty convoluted, mostly of a very similar style and some of the links seemed very tenuous.  It was mediocre but doesnt make me want to rush back to the franchise again Im afraid.

Played: 17 Mar 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
clever

If I am honest the first few minutes of the room did'nt light my fire as it seemed to lack a bit of substance but it got a lot better as it went on.  Yes it could do with some smartening up and its nowhere near as flashy as many venues but its a good solid game and its got some very clever tech in it too, quite a bit I have never seen before.  All in all its definitely worth doing and the owners are always so enthusiastic its nice to support them.  We look forward to the next room release..

Played: 24 Feb 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 42 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy

This is an interesting little 2 player game.  Its nothing ground breaking but it works fine and isnt bad value for money for a small group (its only available for 2 people at a time).

Played: 13 Feb 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 40 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivestory-driven
We loved this game.  It flowed well, puzzles were great.  Friendly GMS and nicely themed. Only slight negative is that its very dark but was'nt too much of an issue.
Played: 13 Feb 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 33 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-driven

We loved this game.  It flowed well, puzzles were great.  Friendly GMS and nicely themed.

Played: 8 Jan 2022 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersivestory-driven

Sooooo much better than Code Breaker. Liked this room and some really novel puzzles/tech. Definitely a big improvement so look forward to their next game!

Team size: 4 Outcome: Failed :-(
immersivestory-drivenquite difficult
This room is very good but I left feeling bad as I just cannot see how its a 60min room.  We have done 50 rooms and never failed one other than Nethercott and Dodge at Tulleys as theres just so much to do in the time.   I get the impression they want people to come back for 2nd visits.  Just left me feeling disappointed and put me off trying their new rooms as they seem impossible to finish..
Team size: 4 Outcome: Failed :-(
immersivestory-driven

This room is very good but I left feeling bad as I just cannot see how its a 60min room.  We have done 50 rooms and never failed one other than Nethercott and Dodge at Tulleys as theres just so much to do in the time.  We never got stuck on anything and yet after 60mins she said we were only 60% of the way through it!  I get the impression they want people to come back for 2nd visits.  Just left me feeling disappointed and put me off trying their new rooms as they seem impossible to finish..

Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-driven

I personally didnt click with this room.  There are some puzzles I found to be odd and the final puzzle to me didnt work very well so I left feeling a bit underwhelmed.

Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenmagical

Mutiny is my favourite game from the 50 I have played.  Its truly amazing.  Loved it all.  Just like going into the Aztec zone on the Crystal Maze!  Wish Tulleys did more like this one rather than the overly complicated newer ones which are nowhere near as good.

Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivengreat hosting

This room is good, its just not amazing like Diamond Dogs and Temple Quest truly are.  But its very good compared to most other rooms we have tried.  Its definitely worth trying.  Can't wait for a room 4 to be opened!

Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivestory-driven

The theming in this room is great and its amazing they built it all themselves.  All the way through this game delivers time and time again.  easily in my top 3 games from the 50 I have done.

Played: 15 Jan 2022 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivestory-driven

In 50 games this one has shot up into the top 3.  We loved the theming and everything about the game.  Great puzzles, totally on theme and the finishing touches here are amazing.