Break Escape LTD: The Enchanted Forest

By | March 20, 2019

by Break Escape LTD (website)

58/59 Baxter Gate, LE11 1TH

Loughborough

2-6 players

60 minutes

The realm is under the control of a dark enchantress, and the forest sleeps. Can you wake it, and find a rare blue gem that is said to control the portal to different worlds? Difficulty - Hard PLAYERS NEED TO BE MOBILE
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Overall rating

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 1 user
combined with 5 pro reviews

Player reviews

Escapetopus experienced says:

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 Own 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.

Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

Some game reviews are straightforward to write, others are not; this is one of the tricky ones. But let’s start by saying Enchanted Forest is Break Escape’s fourth and newest (so far) room, and places you in a magical snowbound forest which contains no direct references to the Narnia books but which is nonetheless a clear and affectionate homage to them.
A nice opening sequence leads dramatically into the main part of the game. I’ll avoid details, but at this point I’d been completely won over,...
An enchanting game with a memorable start that throws you right into the heart of a beautiful fantasy world. Plenty of logical puzzles and little to frustrate plus some bonus challenges to keep more experienced teams occupied.
A nicely themed game packed with puzzles and sporting the start to an escape game that I’ve long been waiting for.

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