Time Run Presents: Sherlock: The Game Is Now

By | March 20, 2019

by Time Run Presents (website)

Shepherd's Bush


4-6 players

60 minutes

You’ve always known you could. You’ve seen the show. You’ve read the stories. “It’s not so hard,” you said to yourself. “I can do it.” Well, now’s your chance.
Sherlock: The Game Is Now is the only official Sherlock Escape Game, a 90 minute immersive experience for teams of 4-6 people.
Don your deerstalker and dive into an all-new mystery, penned by Time Run, renowned escape room pioneers, and series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Well then: what are you waiting for?
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Overall rating

Rated between 20 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 9 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

Player reviews

stairs experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Joe Brown experienced says:
Another great experience from the guys behind time run. Brilliant intro and Immersive experiences and multiple rooms of puzzles, just some puzzles and frustrations let it down for us compared to their other experiences.
Mike Smedley experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Miss Geeky rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Randy Hum rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Flutter.dumplin rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Barry Hammond experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Roory experienced says:

Gave benefit of the doubt at the time, but it seems the same problems exist 6 months later.

Bad and non-nonsensical puzzles, confusing story, broken puzzles/tech. Staff that didn't care about these issues afterwards (frosty would be putting it politely), and haven't fixed anything I raised since. High price is final kick in the teeth for a game that didn't deserve half the cost. Has put a number of people I know off of escape rooms where this was one of their first games.

Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

In the early years, as escape rooms spread throughout the U.K., one London venue quickly gained an international reputation for production values that were streets ahead of anywhere else, as well as a variety of then unheard of innovations such as a briefing performed in costume and in character. That venue was of course Time Run, who eventually closed due to the loss of their lease, but returned in a new location having scored the massive coup of an official licence for a Sherlock game - not Co...
This was a fun experience, but for us at least it wasn’t worth the money and was over-hyped. Sherlock enthusiasts will probably love it, escape room enthusiasts will probably find it like Marmite

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