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Clockwork Escapes: The Creep

Telford, Mar 2024

Rated 4 out of 5
With my usual disregard for reading about rooms before I book them, I’d assumed Creep was some kind of serial killer theme, purely based on the name. But no – it’s a lot closer to a sci-fi lab room, and although there’s peril it’s not of the human ki… (more)

Escapism: Legacy

Plymouth, Mar 2024

Rated 3.5 out of 5
I’m very overdue a proper trip round the escape rooms of Devon and Cornwall, but in the meantime I’ll take whatever brief chances I get to try them. So on a fleeting visit to Plymouth I picked a room at random at Escapism and booked in.
In Legacy yo… (more)

The Escaporium: Area 51½

Halifax, Oct 2023

Rated between 4.5 and 5 out of 5
It seems like Area 51.5 has been tantalisingly under construction ever since I first visited The Escaporium, many years back; it’s been through quite a catalogue of setbacks, but is finally open and receiving considerable acclaim. In it, you’re tryin… (more)

Escapable: The Great Loudini

Wakefield, Oct 2023

Rated between 4.5 and 5 out of 5
When rating escape rooms I’m not exactly generous, and I’ve sometimes been asked before, by the owners of exceedingly good games, what persuades me to give a 5* score. My usual reply is that it needs something beyond just all-round excellence: some w… (more)