Can You Escape

By | March 20, 2019

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Can You Escape have branches in Edinburgh and York. They offer 4 games, 2 of which are available at York.

Games in York by Can You Escape York

15 Micklegate, YO1 6JH

Most recent ratings & reviews

smudgepuss reviewed Operation H.E.R.O. by Can You Escape York:

This room's a little more straightforward than their other room.  We still enjoyed it, but as experienced solvers, I think we'd prefer something meatier.

Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
smudgepuss reviewed Operation Lone Eagle by Can You Escape York:

Enjoyed this room; played it simultaneously with another group of friends and we were out first so the host let us watch them mwahahaha.

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Scotus0 experienced reviewed Operation Lone Eagle by Can You Escape York:

The Shamed Scientist

This was my second (and therefore final) visit to Can You Escape? York.

Story

Put a stop to a scientist who wants to erase people’s minds/memories.

Puzzles

Fairly standard, though a couple of cool functions and mechanics were thrown in. It was easy to know what/where you should be solving.

Mise-en-scène

Despite his character, Doctor Aquila Mind’s office looked like it belonged to a solicitor rather than a world-renowned scientist. Bland.

Final Comments

As you can probably tell by this concise review, there’s not an awful lot to say. It’s an agreeable, no-frills escape room.

Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Scotus0 experienced reviewed Operation H.E.R.O. by Can You Escape York:

Semi-Super-Sleuthing

Can You Escape? offers a tidy 20% discount for students. I came to play H.E.R.O with another two newbies: the Game Operator was lively and did a good job of getting us into the room’s plot.

 

Story

Free a group of fellow superheroes captured by evil mastermind Möbius before they disappear forever.

Puzzles

This is not your conventional escape room: rather than working out codes and finding keys, there are a series of challenges scattered about the room that must be completed. In this sense, it’s much more like The Crystal Maze, and the tasks are therefore very practical. Some were fairly fun, but a few struck me as basic.

Mise-en-scène

I can accept it was a superhero hideout or whatever as it was dimly light and hi-tech-looking. The capes we were given to wear was a nice touch.

Final Comments

We ran out time on the final challenge- sad! Since my friends were both first-timers, if I’d have known this wasn’t a traditional type of escape room, I would have picked another one as I personally prefer those. I also think that they walked away with the wrong impression of what escape rooms actually are.

Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

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