Played: 20 Aug 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 53 Outcome: Successful escape!

Really good fun. Neat scoring system with how much money you steal. 

Played: 17 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:42 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnycleverillogicalquite easy

Great theming and props. Some enjoyable puzzles. Extremely illogical, especially with certain puzzles.  

Played: 14 Aug 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 55 Outcome: Successful escape!

As soon as you go down the smell of damp hits you. It’s pretty bad. Reconsider going if you have any breathing issues/sensory issues. 

The room itself was alright. I don’t understand the great reviews. Just a small room with brick texture and scrawled graffiti, one or two smart puzzles but mostly dull and unoriginal. 

Two endings which is kind of cool but it really is nothing to get excited about. 

Played: 25 Jun 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed :-(
illogicaloverpricedplainquite difficult

It’s a very plain, beat up room. Honestly it’s just a bit dull. 

No stand out puzzles (and very slow computer based ones!). All in all, lacking in imagination and care. 

Played: 17 Mar 2017 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed :-(
broken techpoor hostingplainvery difficult
Played: 17 Jun 2016 Team size: 2 Time taken: ?? Outcome: Successful escape!

One of my first. Just a plain little room with a few puzzles. At the time I was very impressed though. 

Tick Tock Unlock: Spy, Leeds
(unknown company): Shawshank Redemption, Delaware
Outcome: Successful escape!
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techfunnyimmersivequite difficult😨creepy
Played: 27 Jun 2020 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 26 Aug 2020 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivequite difficult
Played: 18 Jul 2020 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersivequite difficult
Played: 9 Jul 2020 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulstory-drivenquite difficult
Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techoriginalmagicalquite easy
Played: 24 Jun 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:31 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivenfaded puzzles

Great room, original fun theming. Some puzzles a touch illogical, a little bit of fading makes for some frustration in puzzles where you have to read letters/numbers. 

Two clever puzzles using the props especially well, make for a breath of fresh air. 

Immersive, and authentic props. 

Must play. 

Played: 11 Jun 2023 Team size: 5 Time taken: 46:03 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalfunnycleverquite easy
Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlymagicalunoriginalquite easy
Played: 19 May 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 12 May 2022 Team size: 2
illogicalbroken techboringquite easy

One of the worst rooms I’ve played in my life. Ridiculously repetitive, and dull puzzles (do they have one piece of tech?). The same puzzle was repeated 6 times in one room. Then again in the next! Illogical and rather meaningless story, made substantially more painful by a 2 hour runtime and a substantial overhyping of the experience as 

‘more than an escape room’, while this would be unplayable even if it was ‘just’ an escape room. First escape room I’ve ever walked out of (in the final room) before finishing. 

Don’t waste your money. The other escape rooms at the Great Escape Sheffield are great fun. Play those. 

Played: 11/8/22 Team size: 3 Time taken: 59:43 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 13 Aug 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 1 Jun 2021 Team size: 2

Extremely well themed, I love the little pirate touches. Some simple puzzles become extremely memorable due to the theming, some more interesting puzzles. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Dull, fine puzzles, not up to the level of the other games here. 

Played: 1 Jun 2019 Team size: 3 Outcome: Failed :-(
originalimmersivequite difficult
Played: 6 Aug 2022 Team size: 5 Time taken: 44:47 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivebeaten upquite easy

Fun puzzles, with some clever uses of tech, and great usage of magnetic tip wands. The usual Harry Potter references (verging on copyright infringement here) are blended in quite well with some smart (and working!) tech puzzles, a silly and low stakes story, and a mirror that insults you. 

There are some irritating trial and error puzzles and some issues with symbols and images being rubbed off by years of use, but overall this is a game well worth a play.