Kanyu Escape: Poachers’ Compound

By | March 20, 2019

by Kanyu Escape (website)

South Lodge, Moor End, Wetherby LS23 6ER


2-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Sir Henry Cunningham’s old diary tells of his journey through Africa almost two centuries ago. Trying to re-discover his route, you stumble across a poachers’ camp in the wilderness of the savannah.
The poachers are away trapping animals for sale to private zoos, but they’ll be back soon. Can you foil the poachers, free a captured game ranger and escape before the bad guys return?
You’ll need the skills of a tracker, as well as a puzzler’s brains to figure out how to foil the poachers and escape their camp.
Poachers’ Compound has been created with two difficulty levels, so it is suitable for both youngsters and adult players. All of the puzzles are under cover, but make sure you dress for the unpredictable British weather!

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based on ratings from 7 users
combined with 1 pro review

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Jen Wells (Get Wells Soon) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 14 Apr 2024 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalfamily friendly
On a lovely sunny day, doing an escape room outside was an absolute joy. Yes, it is designed for families with children; yes, it is on the straightforward side; and yes, it's a little more physical than cerebral, but what it lacks in serious challenge, it makes up for in sheer fun and novelty. Definitely one for the young and young-at-heart so, enthusiasts, take as small a team as possible and just enjoy a nice time in the Yorkshire sunshine!
Jordan Brown experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 24 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlyuniique
Stevie Davies expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: August 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55m Outcome: Successful escape!
Mighty Oaks experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 4 Sep 2022 Team size: 5 Time taken: 33:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenfamily friendlyoverpricedvery easy
flyingoctopus expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Really interesting concept. Loved playing an escape room outside. 

Good level of difficulty.  Loved the end.

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!

Bloody loved this - I was like an absolute kid in a candy shop once I got outside into the huge open area. Really fun.

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 1 Aug 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 30 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
originalfamily friendlyvery easy

This was a fun, bright and breezy end to our day at Kanyu Escape. It's obviously more targeted at the family audience which is reflected in the difficulty. But the opportunity to play outside was novel and the use of the theme was quite clever.

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There are sections that will just appeal to the kid in all of us. The focus on African wildlife is good, clean (mostly!), educational fun, and the finale is an absolute hoot

Another impressive experience from Kanyu, and a great choice for a Covid-safe room. It has two difficulty levels (child or adult) and it's a little easier that the other rooms at Kanyu, and maybe a tad less immersive.


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