Escape Reality Birmingham: Enigmista

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Reality Birmingham (website)

60-62 Constitution Hill, Jewellery Quarter, B19 3JT

Birmingham

2-6 players

60 minutes

There have been reports that there is a serial killer on the loose. Many people in the area have gone missing and no traces of their whereabouts have been discovered. Only one survivor has lived to tell the tale of what happened in the killer’s lair. Rumour has it that he forces his prisoners to perform ghastly tests to see how far they can push themselves in order to escape. You have suddenly awoken to discover that you have been locked inside a room of complete darkness with no recollection of how you found yourselves in this situation. Your captor has devised a series of games to test how much strength you have in order to save your own lives.
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Rated 3.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 14 users

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πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 16/10/2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
SiΓ’n O'Brien experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 29/09/2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 47:23 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalillogicalpoor hostingπŸ‘»scary

I don't find Escape Reality particularly atmospheric and the staff are too busy to dedicate a GM to any group. 

As this is a scary room, we did ask how scary and our GM was very descriptive, which wasn't what I wanted. He gave too much away, but in a confusing way that actually resulted in us wasting time some times doing what we thought we were supposed to do, based on the hints that we'd had. It would have been much better if he just hadn't said anything. 

Overall, the story was good, the execution was OK, the set was quite flat and sparse but we did have a good time. A couple of red herrings threw me, so if you find there's something you can't figure out, try moving on to something else because you might be trying to find something that isn't there. 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: July 2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 52:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

This is one of those 'creepy' games which isn't quite as scary as you might like!  We sailed through the first two thirds of the game, then got hung up on something daft and wasted lots of time.  The room was quite well dressed, compared with some, and there had been some effort to carry the theme throughout the room.

browngate experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
MerseyMarauders expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
originaloverpricedquite difficult
Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 15 Apr 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 46:34 Outcome: Successful escape!
Jen Wells (Get Wells Soon) expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Really enjoyed the set-up but the low light levels make all the searching a bit laboured... Saying that, it really got going after we got past the first room and we enjoyed the last few puzzles.

Sabrina (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 15 Apr 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 46:34 Outcome: Successful escape!
😨creepy
abooth expert rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Played: 19 Mar 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 32 Outcome: Successful escape!
unoriginal

Boring, too easy and not enough puzzles.

🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
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A well-decorated and challenging room, Enigmista lures you into a false sense of confidence in its first half. The second half becomes much more difficult and requires more lateral thinking than our inebriated brains could handle.

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