Abbotts Hill Chambers 2nd Floor, Gower St, DE11SD
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If you’re anywhere near Derby (or Rochdale) and you’re a fan of both escape games and Game of Thrones, this room is a must-do! Great theming, including a replica Iron Throne you can sit on to have your victory picture taken. Plenty of good puzzle content even if you’re not bothered about Game of Thrones.
This was a last minute addition to our day out and we are so glad we decided to give it ago. After feel really deflated at the quality and content of Jack the Ripper, we were overwhelmed at what this room held.
Some REALLY interesting challenges in this room, excellent theming and LOADS to do.
We did get stuck on one puzzle very rather a long time and it felt like we had to have a degree in mathematics to be able to complete (and that's after working out the numbers we needed to calculate). Other than this one puzzle, the rest of the room was AMAZING.
There must have been as much content in this room as Jack the ripper, Maniac and Espionage combined. It was full throttle and really clever.
My only advice for this one would be to wear the kneepads provided. Lesson learnt 😉
The room looked like it would be fun in real life, but we just had a bad avatar. You know, the type who will ask you for confirmation for everything and thinks they're doing you a service by moving the camera slowly.
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At the end of the game, successful escapes are rewarded with a photo on the Iron Throne. We had a group photo together and when we asked if we could have one more, we were met with “you’ll have to be quick, I have to reset for another group”. Understandable, but with an escape time of 50:51, there was enough time to take a couple of pictures. It did taint the experience with customer service that didn’t seem to care too much. In order to understand how well we did, I had to ask our host. Often, when visiting a room, part of the game debrief is to explain how well you’ve done. Sadly, this is lacking here.
The game was a huge amount of fun to play as a Game of Thrones fan and meant that I often found myself smiling at the links to the TV series. The theme was great and, although it did have a story, it seemed a little tagged on as the game didn’t really discover the weapon of power and magic. For enthusiasts it can be done in a smaller group but beginners may need to bring a group of at least four to help cover the space. Overall a reasonable experience which could be improved so easily. If you have a list of games to play, visit those before considering Winter is Coming, unless you are a die hard GoT fan.
Overall, the game was quite decent. I had noticed that the "room pics" on the website were actually 3D renderings, so I was a bit worried, but as it turned out those models are an accurate representation of the actual room.