Molly Smith

Played: 16 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed :-(
cleverimmersivestory-drivenquite difficult😨creepy
We found this room very atmospheric due to a creepy story, realistic set and starting handcuffed in the dark. The ability to work together and search thoroughly were key. We really enjoyed ourselves but did find the puzzles difficult. Would highly recommend.
Played: 14 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed :-(
immersivegreat hostingfamily friendly
Great theming, friendly GM, a good variety of puzzles and overall a very fun room. We were impressed by how many puzzles were packed into such a small space. Definitely a room we'll remember and look back on fondly.
P.S. The room can get very warm so please learn from my experience and don't wear too many layers of clothing. Being hot and flustered hampers puzzle solving!
Played: 15 Jan 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: Just over an hour Outcome: Failed :-(
family friendly
We found this room to be very average - lots of padlocks, unoriginal puzzles & a weak storyline. A couple of the puzzle solutions were very illogical and some of the props didn't work. Our host was enthusiastic & friendly though.
Played: 30 Nov 2023 Team size: 2
value for moneyimmersivequite difficult

This is a very thematic room, from the wobbly deck to the visuals and props. It's quite difficult though, especially as a team of two. But we enjoyed the experience and look forward to trying some of the other games at this venue.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed :-(
quite difficult

This game started off positively in a well themed room with an intriguing method of moving into the second room. But as the experience went on, the set and puzzles seemed to become more tired. There also seemed a lot to be done in the time and some of the puzzles were frustratingly fiddly. Not a bad experience, we just felt it could have been better.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyimmersivegreat hosting

This was such a fun game. We had so many laughs (both at each other and with each other) during the experience, it was great for father daughter bonding.

Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of our host (although I think it began with the letter H), but they were brilliant, the game would have been far less without them.

Thank you. We will definitely return if we're in the area again.

Played: 5 Feb 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 62 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting

It was lovely to meet Stephen the GM when we returned to this venue to play their second room, Grand Gallery Heist at the Escape Modern. He was very enthusiastic and set the scene well. We also greatly appreciated the heaters in the room on a chilly day.

We enjoyed the unique and clever puzzles but found our observation was lacking. We needed 2 extra minutes to escape with the painting but feel that if a clue hadn't fallen off the item it should have been stuck to then we would have escaped in time. We were also specially told not to remove any paintings (apart from the one we were stealing) from the walls so struggled when a puzzle required us to remove part from the wall - we didn't dare pull it hard enough as we thought it would set an alarm off.

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed this room although with the amount of puzzles involved it might be better suited to a larger team.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
very easy

Too easy for 2 adults with plenty of escape room experience, we whizzed through it. We clearly weren't the target audience though and I'm sure this would go down much more successfully with families with young children. For this reason I feel I cannot fairly give this game a rating.

Played: Winter 2021/22 Team size: Mainly 1 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalimmersive

I loved this escape advent calendar and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It kept me eagerly awaiting the next installment of the story and puzzle. And what amazing value for money considering the price of a 'typical' escape room.

Played: Winter 2022/23 Team size: Mainly 1 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalclever

Another great quality escape advent calendar from EXIT. I didn't find this story quite as immersive as the Ice Cave but it still kept me interested throughout December. I'd definitely recommend this and am excited to see what's in store for Advent 2023.

Played: 22 Jan 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 70 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalgreat hosting

Another great room from Crypt X. A seasonally themed room with clever puzzles which kept us guessing. There's a lot to do for just two players so this might be better for larger teams. We found one spatial puzzle impossible to solve and even the host who had created it struggled to explain it afterwards so I don't think it should have been included. Oh and the room was very cold too. But we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and were proud that we managed to solve all but one of the puzzles. I look forward to returning to Crypt X when they've opened their new room.

Played: 12 Jan 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyimmersivefamily friendlyquite easy

A fun game with great theming and atmosphere. The puzzles were on the easier side but we still missed things which were right in front of our eyes. We enjoyed doing the extra puzzles after we'd completed the main mission and felt proud to have completed them all - albeit with a few clues. The set was cheerful but missing finesse and the puzzles were padlock heavy but this was a temporary escape room in an outbuilding. The hosting was great and I thought this room was a strong start to escape room design and creation from the team of first timers. I look forward to seeing what they produce in the future.

Played: 19 Dec 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: Untimed

We found this online experience quite frustrating as we could work out the answers relatively easily but it wasn't clear what format they needed inputting in. The answer boxes were just blank with no indication of how to turn our answers into what was necessary to make it load the next page.

Played: 8 Dec 2022 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!

Great experience. The story tied everything together well. Clues were varied and clever - often with a twist on what one would expect. Space was utilised well although the first area was a bit of a squash for our team of 6. I look forward to seeing more of what this company has to offer.

Played: 12 Sep 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 71 minutes Outcome: Failed :-(
value for moneyimmersivequite difficult

The theming was spot on and very atmospheric and the puzzles were original. Our host could have been more enthusiastic but she did say that she wasn't the usual host which is fair enough as they opened up the room especially for us on a day they'd usually be closed.

We've played around 15 escape rooms together now and although we're nowhere near experts, we do usually escape. But we didn't this time, it was surprisingly difficult. We were allowed extra time to finish though.

The pricing seemed very reasonable and we're hoping to return to play this venue's second room when it opens next month. I thought this room was very impressive, especially as it was the designer's first ever escape room. Highly recommended.

P.S. If you use the toilets don't forget to say hello to the three little pigs on the way.

Played: 4 Aug 2022 Team size: 5 Time taken: 57 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlymagical

Fun to play with children and great theming.

Played: 23 Jul 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 65 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!

This was the first escape room game I'd played which takes place over What's App so I was unsure what to expect, but it worked really well. Obviously it's not the same as playing an actual escape room but for the price it was a good way to spend an hour with a friend. I'd recommend it and am eagerly anticipating further games from this company.

Played: 21 Jul 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 51.11 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hosting

Great theming of the large set. Eileen was a very enthusiastic and friendly host. We had a lot of fun. Thank you.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalclevergreat hosting

I can't fault this room or our experience there. Ellen was a great host and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Funny and tense. I wasn't keen on the significant use of the phone though (I'm autistic and find speaking on the phone very difficult) and the parts where you had to be silly, but luckily my team-mate was happy to take on that role. I was very nervous that my intermittent poor mobility would cause issues with having to be fast but it all manageable. Liked the use of the van as a prop. Thank you.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverbroken techpoor hosting

I loved the concept and there were some clever ideas and puzzles, but our host sounded bored, some of the props were faulty, the dim lighting in parts meant we struggled to find what we needed to see and I have no idea how we were supposed to solve one of the puzzles. Disappointing.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingmagicalquite difficult

Our host set the scene well. Great atmosphere and very immersive. Unfortunately though the dim lighting made it hard to see some puzzles, the speech we listened to was very unclear & the sound effects were a bit overwhelming for this autistic player. I absolutely loved some of the clever reveals and had good fun. Thank you.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

This concept had such potential but there were just too many red herrings thrown in. Very frustrating.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverimmersivequite difficult

Loved this room, what an original concept and clever use of space. Hosts were lovely. We struggled to do all that was required with just the two of us but we escaped with a little help from the host. Thank you.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting

Very immersive and just good fun. Made me feel like a big kid. Loved the originality of some of the puzzles and the hosts were great. Thank you.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalgreat hostingfamily friendly

The concept and puzzles were original and we had fun. It didn't make me think 'wow' but was enjoyable enough. Great hosts.

Team size: 2
cleverimmersivegreat hosting

Very atmospheric with some clever puzzles. We were warned we might find it quite tricky but due to the way our brains work we got on fine. Great hosts. Thank you.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

I found this room had a very weak story and just seemed to be 6 separate puzzles. As a team of two we found solving enough puzzles within the time limit tough but we got there.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly

Enjoyed playing this room as my first with my now regular team-mate. Particularly liked a clever reveal and the puzzle with the direction padlock. Struggled a bit with the casino table as gambling is something I know nothing about so although no prior knowledge was needed I found those puzzles quite daunting. The hosts were great and even gave us an extra 10mins so we could finish our game. Thank you.

Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly

A fun experience for our first escape room. Felt very welcome & laughed a lot (mainly at our own incompetence). I even returned a second time (with a more logical teammate) to see if we could escape with even more diamonds as I felt there was still much more of the room and its puzzles to explore. Now I'm hooked on escape rooms. Thank you.