Exciting Escapes Basingstoke: Breaking The Law

By | March 20, 2019

by Exciting Escapes Basingstoke (website)

First Floor, Chiltern House, Feathers Yard, RG21 7AT

Basingstoke

2-5 players

60 minutes

The year is 1977, international tension is fierce and British Intelligence cannot allow government secrets to fall into the wrong hands! They believe that Detective Inspector Monroe, of the Metropolitan Police, has been providing foreign powers with intel.
The catch? The evidence is in his Police Station – they just need you to break in and find it…
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Overall rating

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 16 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Player reviews

Alwaysablast rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 4 Feb 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 44 Outcome: Successful escape!
original
This was definitely a fun room and nice to have more than one challenge to meet to actually escape. That said, I think it's an older room and a couple of the puzzles possibly felt slightly "left behind" in the escape room world BUT that isn't to say don't play it, because we still had fun!!
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Billa Babybel experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 28 Dec 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 48:55 Outcome: Successful escape!
Stevie Davies expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: September 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 45m
JoeRaymond experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 27 Aug 2023 Team size: 00:37:10 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hosting

Relatively straight forward room with you infiltrating a police station (as opposed to breaking out of one!) and trying to find proof of treason.  Theming is relatively on point with the usual mix of puzzles, couple with a couple of physical ones where communication is essential to success.  This is good fun executed competently, nothing here will surprise you but neither will it infuriate you.

Spartabantam experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 10 Apr 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 39
Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 4 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57m Outcome: Successful escape!
clever
TeamHawley experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 1 May 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 48 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hosting
Mark Jackson experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverfamily friendly

Nice room with some unique puzzles

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Each game at Exciting Escapes is set in, and themed for, a specific decade, and Breaking The Law is their 70s game. While that's an era sometimes remembered for cheerless economic depression, I found this game to be joyously fun and my personal favourite of the three at the venue.

The aim of the game is to find a briefcase of evidence locked in the office of a corrupt detective. Some aspects of the game I'll have to skirt around for spoiler reasons, but a central challenge described in the pre-...

Probably the best of the three games at Exciting Escapes. Solid puzzles with a strong physical element, a real sense of progress during the game and a thrilling finale added up to a highly enjoyable experience.

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