CTRL ALT ESC: Detention

By | March 20, 2019

by CTRL ALT ESC (website)

4 Cliff terrace, CT9 1RU


2-8 players

60 minutes

As a misbehaving student you're where you belong, but you have better things to do...
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Overall rating

Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 9 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

Player reviews

Juliette B expert says:

A good example of how a game can be fun without having fancy set dressing or technology with the old classroom setting that will look very familiar to anyone who went to school in the 1980s. Good use of the environment for the game and things for the most part feel like they should be there. Did find the GM was rather keen to overclue early on but did tone it down a bit on request.  

Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Ben Bailey experienced says:

Fantastic Classic Room with a ton of things to do! You'll find yourself singing away to the Music.

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Mike Smedley experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Skye Karis Pass rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Escapetopus experienced says:

A school might not seem like a very promising theme for an escape room, but the set was well done, and a massive nostalgia trip for anyone who grew up in the late 80s/early 90s. Great use of humour and lots of puzzle variety - there were padlocks yes but lots of other stuff too, and a fairly non-linear progression so even a large group would have plenty to do. Two of us were certainly kept busy for 70 out of a possible 90 minutes.

Unfortunately this room has now closed because of issues with the building lease, I hope they can recreate it elsewhere in future.

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Robin Harris & Michael Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Matt C experienced says:

This room was superb. Everything in the room was amazing but the best part about the room was the clue system! You got 2 different ways to get clues (I won't spoil it). One of my favourite room I had ever done!

Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Zoƫ Dudeney says:

Really fun and unique concept. I like that there aren't any padlocks, it makes the tasks really different and fun.

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

A feel-good game that throws you back to your childhood, from the GM introduction right through to the moment you escape the room. Plenty of enjoyable puzzles, an enjoyable setting and a clever finale to the experience. If you want ninety minutes of nostalgic fun then I can highly recommend.
Detention was beautifully designed, with a good flow, and just simply, good fun, ticking all my boxes for a wonderful room.
This might not be the first time we've been kept behind after school, but it's certainly the first time we've tried to escape. Did we succeed or did we get trapped in the headteacher's office?

Let you inner kid out and relive the good old days 

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