Escape Hunt Liverpool: Escape The Wild West

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Liverpool (website)

Atlantic Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AE

Liverpool

2-6 players

60 minutes

You’ve struck gold but word got out and now the vultures are circling.
Step into the Wild West, where the tiny frontier town of East Victoria is celebrating the discovery of gold.
But the celebrations turn sour when news arrives that the bloodthirsty Bill French Gang are on their way to claim the gold – and kill everyone in East Victoria for good measure!
With no sheriff around and no cavalry riding to the rescue your only hope is a rusty old locomotive that hasn’t worked in years – but with just one hour to get it going and escape with your lives, you need to think fast and work even faster.
There isn’t a second to lose.
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Rated between 25 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 26 users
combined with 8 pro reviews

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lizratesrooms experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 2 Apr 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47 Outcome: Successful escape!

Very interesting looking room but some puzzles were not put back together properly so we had access to a box when it should have been locked. Some parts didn't make sense either. Host was very in character but kept giving hints when they weren't needed or asked for and we felt rushed to finish even though we had plenty of time and didn't even access some puzzles. Not sure if the host knows how some of the puzzles work to be honest.

roberts0502 rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 6 Apr 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Escapetopus experienced rated this:
Played: 14/03/2020 Team size: 6 Time taken: 44:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

Played with a group of 6, including two newbies. This room works well with a larger group as there’s plenty to do in parallel, and a wide variety of puzzle types so there’s something for everyone. The themeing is nice - although I’ve seen games with better theme/puzzle integration, the set here was attractive,

One gripe: while our GM was good (and in-character) throughout, he disappeared at the last moment, leaving us stranded for an anticlimactic couple of minutes until a completely different GM showed up to take us back to reception.

Richard Holtby rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2019 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

Escape Hunt Liverpool is such a great addition to Liverpool ER scene. While I have the tendency to avoid chains when booking escape rooms, I will highly recommend Escape Hunt Liverpool to anyone looking for an escape. There is real attention to detail and immersion that other Escape Hunt in the country didn't deliver. Escape the Wild West is no stranger to this, the atmosphere, the décors, the puzzles, the flow and logic were spot on. You do feel like you're in in to find the gold and escape in board of the District 1 train. Our game master, Sarah, was a true ER enthusiast (so enthusiastic that she forgot the hot drinks we ordered :)), she stayed in character throughout the whole game with a perfect American accent, we did feel like we were after Bill French's gold. I would highly recommend the room but would not suggest it for less than 3 people as we escaped with 6 seconds left on the clock after receiving 2 clues. The whole flow made sense but a couple of puzzles felt as if we didn't have all the instructions necessary to solve, as if they made sense to the designer when it was first created but the logic would not easily come to mind to most players. Another one was solved by us by skipping a step which didn't give the same feeling of completion as it was designed to. And finally one puzzle had a typo that made me wonder if it was a clue...   We did feel the pressure on the last puzzle, so much so that we did sit down to recover from it! Another brilliant room. Thank you for bringing Escape Hunt to Liverpool.

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 57 Outcome: Successful escape!

Some broken tech, tired puzzles and it was soooo HOT!

Emma Macedo experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 17 Feb 2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58.33 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hosting
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken techpoor hosting

Where to begin…. I was so disappointed with this room/experience. To be fair the host was trying to manage a number of rooms all at once due to staff shortages and this did show. 

The game started late. 

The noise from outside the room from the reception/bar area was a bit off putting. 

A number of the puzzles were not in keeping with the theme and required psychic ability to work out how to make a couple of ‘now completed’ puzzles work. 

Some puzzles are still in the room even though they are no longer part of the game and don’t work. 

The door into the second room did not open with the key unless you turned the key to a particular point of the lock. 

Two padlocks had been accidentally swapped when the game had been reset and consequently as the padlock code clue was heavily reliant on the item it was attached to plenty of time was wasted trying to open them. 

The room is very tired with a number of broken parts. 

I wouldn’t recommend. Even though we successfully escaped, we came out feeling unfulfilled and deflated. 

TeamHawley experienced rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
broken techpoor hostingoverpriced

Everything was broken, poor hosting. Really disappointing.

Sabrina (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 12/05/2019 Time taken: 54:02:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Picking a game for the afternoon slot at Escape Hunt's Oxford branch was a choice between pirates and cowboys, and we chose the latter. Wild West casts you as lucky but imperilled miners: having discovered a rich seam of gold in a remote and dusty frontier town (incongruously but conveniently already formed into bars), you now need to make a quick exit by train before the local gangsters arrive to take it all from you.
That premise is used for an unusual scoring system. You need to find as many...
At the time of writing, I’ve played every one of Escape Hunt’s escape rooms and I can safely say that Escape the Wild West is my favourite, followed by Blackbeard’s Treasure. 
Gold! We've struck gold in the Old West! But... Uh oh, a gang of thieves is on the way to claim the gold and finish us off. Someone better call the sheriff!

Escape Hunt, Oxford impressed us with one of our favourite games to date. Since playing ‘Escape the Wild West’ we’ve been and played all the other rooms at Escape Hunt, Oxford

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