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Played: March 2024
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
intense

A collection room in two halves,  theres alot to do in each section so enthusiasts can divide and conquer for the whole game. A great hour of puzzling.  Love the clue system too... so cute! 

Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!

Half collection, half traditional escape room, and lots of puzzles! There's plenty to do for bigger teams and enthusiasts and a nice mix of puzzles. Well themed and finished to a high standard. 

Played: May 2024 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly

Fun family friendly room, finished to a good standard and the puzzles are nicely themed too. 

Played: May 2024 Team size: 4 Time taken: 49mins Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivefamily friendly
Perfectly themed around the Inveraray Jail this is an excellent escape game and well worth the 90-ish minute drive from Glasgow to get to.  We were welcomed by your host in character as a prison guard, and led up to our cell in the debtors prison and told that we we wanted to get out then we had to repay out debt, so you need to find/earn or 'borrow' enough coins to gain your freedom. 

The gameplay here is open with plenty to do , so it lets larger teams all  do something at the same time. There's a good mix of puzzle types, from tasks and logic puzzles, to searching/observation and dexterity challenges. The entire game is very low tech, what you'd expect in 1850, but this works to the games advantage as it allows the game to be adapted to the team, enthusiasts will be rewarded less for each task when they're blasting through the puzzles, but new teams who are struggling can be rewarded more for each completed task so that they don't completely fail the room. For a tourist attraction where almost all players will be families or newbies then this is an inspired feature. 

This is probably the best game we've played at a historical attraction, and I hope Inveraray Jail have great success with it. Oh, and extra thanks to the  jail staff who allowed our dog to accompany us in the room, the  jail is dog friendly but the escape room isn't (officially). Send an email before you go to ask.

Finally, the Jail tour is well worth doing while you're there. and if you want food then the George Hotel next door makes a cracking Sunday lunch (but book in advance), and is also dog friendly.
Played: November 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnygreat hostingepic
This is another adventure where the actor interaction elevates the game from great to blooming brilliant. Its a game where the more you interact the more fun you have. It's a wonderfully macabre adventure... being invited to dinner has never been so much fun!
Played: October 2023 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautiful
I will openly admit that I didn't get on with this adventure, I felt disengaged in the first section of the game and never really re-connected with it. But on reflection, and I have reflected alot on this game, it's just that repetitive actions/puzzling are just not my bag and I don't enjoy solving the same thing over and over.But don't let me put you off, the game is a stunning build, the detail is fabulous and the narrative is well woven into the adventure. There's lots of variety in the puzzles and the tech used make it feel magical. We had a great host too. 
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersive
Very well executed Egyptian adventure with some great standout moments and solid puzzles.
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverfamily friendlyintense
Everything you'd expect from a busy kitchen during service, but without the screaming chef! This makes the stress of Masterchef look like a yoga retreat... it's fast and frenetic and SO much fun... it was my favourite of the games we played at Omescape and I would love a uk version to be made. 
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersiveintenseπŸ‘»scary
Not the cheapest adventure but one you really must add to your list if you're in the area. When you book you've got to ask for Steele as your host (hopefully he is still working there). This guy made a great horror room into an intest horror spectacle as he really did ramp up the action and piled on the pressure. It was pure adrenaline from start to finish. Plenty of puzzles too, and they weren't just filler between the action, they did require teamwork and brainpower. Great use of space to disorient and confuse and a solid storyline too. An absolute Cracker of a play and one of our trip highlights. 
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyclevergreat hosting
Brilliant room, and so packed with puzzles... you really do end up running round like a real lab rat! Great moments of humour in both the storyline and in what the team need to do to complete the missions. A room that doesn't take itself seriously at all. It's a must play.
Played: November 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hostingfamily friendly
A great room with a wonderful storyline and inventive puzzles, the signposting is subtle but effective and the narrative is woven into every detail and action. Also this venue has the cutest logo for their merchandise... ;) 
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyimmersivestory-driven
This was an absolute hoot of a game thanks to our wonderfully crazy host. It is a game with laughs, improv, moral choices and judgement calls, lots of puzzles and beautiful decor. I just wanted to stay and play it again. Brilliant entertainment with top drawer puzzling.
Played: April 2024 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
Although it sounds like a serial killer room its actually plant-based. Interesting concept and puzzles but signposting is rather instructional rather than intuitive.
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
magicalchristmas
Fun to play Christmas room, biased more to adults than kids but something for everyone in there.
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverfamily friendly
Fun room with lots to do
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
Fun collection room with some sneaky hides, but be mindful where you put your fingers!
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
Fun room with a nice start.
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-driven
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlymagical
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenfamily friendly
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly
Played: March 2024 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnygreat hostingepic
This is well worth the trip to get to, you enter the Dream Lab and are greeted by a white room with rather medical-looking staff. For a second or two I thought we'd wandered into some sort of cosmetic surgery business and not an escape room. But this is a dream lab that can place you and your team into the same lucid dream using their unique technology.
As for the room...I mean dream... well it was more than fabulous. If you're a fan of the Monkey Island games or the Pirates of the Caribbean films then you'll immediately see some nods to those, but there are also escape room nods and sci-fi influences in there.

But it's not all about the references, the set is amazingly detailed, the puzzles are fun and varied with lots of communication, the transitions are great, and the interactions... well one character we interacted with made me laugh so much I nearly wet myself, and the other character I wanted to take home with me. 

This is a fabulous adventure for lost pirate treasure, and with all stories with a scary bad guy it's peppered throughout with lots of humour, and a few dodgy-looking sea cucumbers!!!  Its epic!
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-drivenai
This is a rather clever game as its run by adaptive AI which will simplify or complicate your puzzles depending on how quickly you're progressing through the game, this means you get a full hour play regardless of how good you are at escape rooms. Oh, and its a 4 player game... 
You're all given a role and a magical item which will aid you with the puzzles, you need to look out for clues and signposting on if your item can be useful. Its a beautifully built game with a magical fairy tale theme with a nice variety of puzzles which require co-operation and communication. My favourite of all the ones we played at SVP.

Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalclever
Not the biggest of space (max team size is 4) but the puzzles in there are well presented and clever.  A great room for enthusiast couples, we played as a 4 and there were points where we has to squeeze into areas to see what was going on. This was much better than I expected and the narrative worked very well with the puzzles.  
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
A fun room based around school and exams. Plenty of puzzles, and a nice mix of puzzle types. 
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly
An underwater adventure with a variety of submarine/nautical puzzles and a great finale. A really fun room.
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverfamily friendly
A fun circus/carnival themed room with lots of skill-type tasks which you'd expect to see in a carnival. The use of space is excellent with the upper area of the room utilised for the story progression so everyone can see the story unfold. Clever and fun room. 
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersive
Having played the online avatar version in 2020 I felt rather at home in this environment as it was familiar. Not all of the puzzles are the same, but the ones I recognised I left to the others in the team. 
This is a great room to play, theres lots of space to explore and plenty of hotel themed puzzles to solve. A great room to play.
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-driven😨creepy
A slightly creepy medically themed room which takes a rather dark turn. Well-themed puzzles which are punctuated with video vignettes of the consequences of what our puzzle solving has caused. 
A great finale which requires full co-operation of the team and a large amount of patience! A great room,  which illicits some surprising feelings.
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
clever
Very clever room, which require you to learn from your mistakes. After all you're here because you need to prove you've learned from your past crimes.... and if you don't learn then you'll never move on. 
Our host wasn't accustomed to running the room in English, but she did a great job despite having to cope with 4 very different accents in our team. 

Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersive😨creepy
We found ourselves in a house while a storm raged outside and soon it became apparent we were in danger... A nice variety of puzzles and come creepy moments make this ia great adventure. I found it a little too dark and dim for my eyes, especially when looking for numbers hidden in plain sight, but the adventure is set at night and I have old eyes.  
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-driven😨creepy
A very clever room with some beautifully subtle signposting. The adventure starts with some nice warm-up puzzles but soon progresses to more complex and detailed puzzles which require the team to be very observant and co-operate to solve.  The narrative is quite detailed and I needed to concentrate to make sure I took in the story as I was focussed on the puzzles and wasn't paying full attention, but it all became clear in the final stages. A well-crafted game with some wonderful puzzles. A must play.
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
We played version 2 (not sure what version 1 was like) and its a great adventure with some excellent interactions. The start of the game is very reminiscent of End of the Line at ClueHQ Warrington, and I had deja vu moments for the first 20 mins, but after that it diverged and we were soon bartering for tools.
Great narrative, inventive puzzles which fit the environment and narrative well, and a nice conclusion to the wrap up the adventure. An excellent game.
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly
Fun room based around the life of Bernie Block (who is a rather chatty guy!) This is a room for beginners and families, so its mainly linear. Fun puzzles but nothing you haven't seen before.  A fun room and great for families.
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivefamily friendlymagical
This is the first time I've stood in a room for the introduction with my mouth wide open and my eyes even wider. As a fan of all the Jim Henson worlds/films my heart skipped with joy... and we hadn't even started! 
Wardrobe is a beautiful journey in a magical land with some interesting creatures (whom I spent far too much time talking to!). The puzzles are substantial and require the team to work together and your progress is nicely logged. 
The story progresses and changes into the next chapter and this has a different feel, but does wrap the narrative up nicely. I loved this room for its whimsy and its wonder. Just fabulous.
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenintenseπŸ‘»scary
I'm in awe of this adventure. Throughout the journey you are taken from the quiet to intense and then back again.  Even in the introduction you experience a full range of emotions from humour to fear.. and at this point you haven't actually entered the Cathedral!
Speaking of the cathedral, it is jaw-dropping... its to the standard of a movie set or Disney attraction and its easy to forget you're not actually in a place of worship. The narrative is beautifully woven into the puzzles and each solve progresses the story, and they are incorporated into the environment to ensure that all players are in the right place at the right time for the "WOW! moments"... and theres plenty of those.
Its an adventure of epic proportions, with spectacular effects, moments where you can't believe your eyes. Its a must play and well worth the trip to Laval.   
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
This is an epic world, and themed around the Resident Evil / Umbrella Corp films. The attention to detail is fabulous and the production is jaw-dropping. But with so much to see and so much to explore it took us longer than it should to work out what we needed to do. But we soon progressed and were soon face to face with the tech that has taken over.... 
So much to do and so many props that make your mouth fall open with amazement. Just brilliant. 
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
A fun room themed around a mine, some fun puzzles and the first stage is well-themed, but the later stages divided the team, some of us loved it, but some of us hated it. I was in the hate it camp as frustration quickly set in. Nothing wrong with the game, the puzzles are all fair and logical, it was the environment in which you need to solve them that just wasn't for me.
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