Pier Pressure: Modrophenia

By | March 20, 2019

by Pier Pressure (website)

33 Upper North Street, BN1 3FG

Brighton

2-9 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Deaf friendly - contact the venue for details🐶👶
Modrophenia is a classic murder mystery puzzle hunt with a twist! You and your team take on the roles of a gang of Mods in 1964 Brighton who are investigating the murder of one of their friends. Puzzles, riddles and discovery will lead you to uncover more and more of the story, but will you find out what happened in time?
This super cool retro game features some of the finest items the 60s has to offer, including a genuine 1963 Vespa and a working 1964 pinball machine.
Modrophenia has been designed with larger groups in mind and there is plenty to do in the time given so we recommend a minimum team size of four people. But experienced escape room enthusiasts are welcome to take on the challenge in smaller teams, just contact us to open up the booking.
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Overall rating

Rated between 4 and 4.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 35 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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Player reviews

Team Jophie experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 16 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:28 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hostingintensequite difficult
Nichola Morrison experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 26 Oct 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-driven

Great little room, as always from Pier Pressure great acting from games master! 

Anonymous expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingintensequite difficult

So much to do in this game, and I would recommend you try to get a team of 4+ together. We really struggled to keep up with the pace as a two.
It's a decent game, but Loot The Lanes flowed so well, Mod didn't leave us with "that" feeling.

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 26 Mar 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56 Outcome: Successful escape!

Great fun. Really difficult - lots of squinting involved! Our host was terrific.

Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 17 Mar 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59m 51s Outcome: Successful escape!
intensequite difficult
abunai expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 29/11/2021 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivenintense
I do love a room that incorporates elements of local history, Comms Room at Escape in the Towers and The Rig at LetsXcape are two others that come to mind.  This one involves the mods and rocker scenes and aims to recreate the 60's.  The puzzles and theming are all on point and never broke the immersion of the room.  
Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting

As always with Pier Pressure the hosting is impeccable and a intuitive clue system. An intense room with lots to keep you engaged and busy. Great themeing with nice touches such as the pinball machine. We were commended for our performance as a 2 player team and the room was enjoyable. 

ratsontour expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 28 Sep 2019 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hostingquite difficult
Schteeeve experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 14 Nov 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hostingquite difficult
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I know close to nothing about the Mods, and certainly don’t have any nostalgic resonance with the sub-culture. Even so, the exuberance and ubiquity of the Sixties patterns and designs were irresistible.

If you’re not familiar with the history, the Mods and the Rockers were rival gangs that clashed violently in Brighton on more than one occasion. In Modrophenia, you’re investigating the death of a fellow Mod, and need to construct a timeline of his movements leading up to his murder. In practice...

A wonderful homage to a part of Brighton culture that I knew little about. Decoration-wise it's impressive and there's a decent story as well. A great option if you're looking plenty of varied challenges.
There’s a reason Pier Pressure are so well thought of amongst escape room enthusiasts, and Modrophenia highlights all of those things. Funky sets, perfect puzzles, and an immersive atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with any of the games here, but Modrophenia is one not to miss.
We take on the roles of a gang of Mods in 1964 to investigate a murder in this unique escape room in Brighton.
Want an escape room that will satisfy your daydreams of being a 60s mod, zipping up and down the Brighton seafront on your Vespa? We did, so we headed to Pier Pressure's Modrophenia room...

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