Escape Hunt Bristol: The Fourth Samurai

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Bristol (website)

Cabot Circus, BS1 3BX

Bristol

2-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
You are Japanese Samurai warriors. Your honour and your lives are at stake. You have 60 minutes to destroy a mystical sword, or a fate worse than death awaits you.
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Rated between 25 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 19 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 3 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 41:38 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy
Joe Brown experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 27/07/18 Team size: 5
Nicely themed room, with plenty of automation - but very short for anyone but new players. Even with plenty of mistakes we escaped in 35 minutes. With a few more puzzles this would be a very solid room.
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Siân O'Brien rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 14/08/2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 43:46 Outcome: Successful escape!

Firstly, first game back after Lockdown and I was very pleased and happy Covid guidelines are in place and adhered to. It's been hard getting back out there, after shielding with cancer, so this made me feel very protected and comfortable.

The game itself - brilliant. Nice bright room, great theme and the puzzles fitted the theme throughout. It was fun doing a room without padlocks! And it was atmospheric without being scary. 

I'd say in terms of difficulty, this is probably on the easier side of the spectrum, or maybe I'm just getting use to them! This was my first room with this company and I really liked them, and Luke the games master was lovely. I'll definitely be back! 

Sabrina Dietrich expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 20/04/2019 Time taken: 44:50:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tom experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 53.15 Outcome: Successful escape!

Another excellent Escape Hunt room! These guys go all out! The start of this game was really unusual! Felt a bit claustrophobic but it did add to the experience. Loved the help system and the way the games master keeps things immersive! 

🦡cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Wei-Hwa Huang expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Ron Kagan expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: July 18th 2020
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
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I'd add a warning that this is a room well suited to playing as a pair, which could work less with with a bigger group - an early puzzle could become a frustrating bottleneck, since it's potentially time consuming and can only be tackled by one person at a time, and the rest is fairly linear. Most enthusiast pairs will also find it an entirely approachable level of difficulty.
Playing the same game on a later occasion and in a different location (Oxford), I found the aesthetics quietly appealin...
A solid game across the board - storyline, decoration, puzzles and finale were all good. If you want something that pushes the boundaries of escape rooms then go elsewhere but if it's enough to just be good throughout then it's a great choice.

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