Escape Hunt Reading: Worlds Collide

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Reading (website)

Kings Walk, 19-23 King St, RG1 2HG

Reading

3-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
The Doctor needs you: a tear in space and time has been detected, and the Cybermen are about to break through!
Step into the future. Enter the offices of ChronosCorp HQ, where eccentric billionaire Alastair Montagueโ€™s efforts to develop commercial time travel have caused a tear in the fabric of space and time. The Cybermen are ready to take advantage and attack Earth.
You, the Doctorโ€™s friends, must investigate the incident. The remains of Montague, his prototype time engine and the extensive collection of time-related artefacts acquired over the course of his experiments, are all that you have to work with.
In just 60 minutes the Cybermen will break through. The fate of the universe is in your hands. Take too long and the human race will be โ€œupgradedโ€.
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While there are any number of escape rooms that carefully skirt intellectual property laws with thinly veiled 'homages' to popular franchises, fully licensed games are much rarer, and so it was with much fanfare that Escape Hunt announced their official Doctor Who game Worlds Collide. It differs from their other offerings in requiring at least three players and costing a higher ticket price. (I didn't see anything in the room that was impossible to do with two people, so if you're okay with the ...
We help the Doctor save the World from a tear in the fabric of space and time which is allowing Cyberman to invade in this official Doctor Who escape room.

I have to say I'm slightly ambivalent - on one hand, the room is filled with obvious and not-so-obvious references, including a few voice-overs by Jodie Whittaker herself. But as a room, it's not particularly impressive nor clever. Even the inventory control system is fairly basic - images are pasted directly in your team's shared Google Doc. The room "does the job", for sure, and the theme ensured I'd have a good time, but that was about it.

Can you help the Dr protect the universe???

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