Games in Loughborough by Break Escape LTD
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Who doesn't love a christmas room?!? This is a wonderful room where you have to find the spirit of christmas. Make no mistake this is also a hard room, and some of the puzzles are a bit physical in nature but wonderfully innovative and clever, and once you've found the spirit you then have the bonus round of finding all the presents, great stuff!
We'd heard the screams all day and soon enough it was our time to see the good doctor. We had a superb pre-game brief by Olly (the extent I thought we were about to be hooded and handcuffed, we weren't) but sadly that was the highpoint. The room itself is fine, the main issue was when the GM would come over the PA, their voice is modulated and then when combined with the rooms audio I could barely hear them. We also had a tech fail to the extent the GM gave us the answer as we had solved the problem but the answer wouldn't work. There's a great room here that just didn't work for my team which is a shame.
A police station under siege, a bomb to defuse and vital evidence to find and save, this room has two goals, defuse the bomb and find the vital evidence. Some good logic based puzzles but I am rapidly finding that map puzzles are my weakness in Escape Rooms.
Once again, you find yourself in the dark of an Egyptian tomb with only 60 minutes to escape the curse! Good theming, some great props combine to make a fun room that is well worth your time.
With a superb start that leads you to the main room, a non-linear design, wonderful theming, this is easily my favourite room at Break Escape.
Slightly mixed feelings on this one. There was a nice start to the room and the decor was well done with a great sense of magic and enchantment. Some of the puzzles were very fitting with the theme, others less so, although overall if you're a fan of the Narnia books you'll find plenty to delight you here. There are a lot of puzzles - including some tricky bonus puzzles - and the game is mostly non-linear, making it a great choice for a larger group as there's a lot of stuff that can be done all at once.
With only two people, it was a struggle! There was just so much to tackle, and no obvious order to it, so we got a bit overwhelmed and went ten minutes over time (kudos to Owen our GM for letting us complete the room despite running over!). There were a couple of places where I felt that what was needed to be done was not very logical, and there was one puzzle in particular we found very frustrating. It's a big puzzle that relies on skill in a way that we found very fiddly and time-consuming, and we kept on expecting to find something that would make it easier - only to realise that no, you do just need to do it in the fiddly and time-consuming way. With a larger group this wouldn't have been so much of an issue, but with a pair it just took too long.
Therefore, I hesitate to recommend this room if you've only 2 players, even if you're fairly experienced. For a group of 4 or 5, however, I think it would be great.