Houdini’s Escape Room Experience: Escape From Titanic

By | March 20, 2019

by Houdini's Escape Room Experience Southampton (website)

19 Onslow Rd, SO14 0JD


2-7 players

90 mins
Imagine yourself aboard the historic Titanic before the iceberg hits, you have 90 minutes before the disaster. Can you prevent history repeating itself?
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Rated between 35 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 15 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 14 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivepoor hosting

Booked this room based on high recommendations in the UK enthusiasts page but were disappointed in comparison to the reviews. Although this is a good room with beautiful set design to immerse you. There are let downs with certain labourous puzzles and poor hosting. Before entering, the gamesmaster boasted about having the best time as a team of 2 only to check and find he had been beaten by the review the room team which changed his interaction. We made good progress quickly and came stuck at one point, asking for a clue which never came... Once out he admitted that as we were doing so well he didn't think we needed help so soon. Disappointing experience but not just because of the host. Would recommend but not as highly as we were led to believe

ratsontour expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 13 Nov 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
🌡Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 4 Aug 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Fun game and liked the way they did the backstory. Agree it does not need to be a 90 minute game although worked well for us having 2 young children in tow who wanted to join in. One puzzle a bit tedious and involved a lot of crawling back and forth but otherwise enjoyed - some parts of the game starting to look a little worn. 

Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 4 Time taken: 58:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
PurpleB experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: Jul 2019 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

A very impressive set but it did leave me feeling a bit cramped at times.  There were some fantastic puzzles in this but also a couple that I found a little laborious.  I wasn't sure why they needed to make it a 90 min game.  We escaped in around 50 mins and if they just removed some of the more tedious aspects of some of the puzzles then this would be a great 1 hour game.

imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
😺Lianne experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 8/12/2019 Team size: 5 Time taken: 47 Outcome: Successful escape!

Enjoyed the physicality and immersion of the room - was tastefully done for the theme. Surprised it's listed as a 90min room, as we were out comfortably within the hour, and possibly could've done it faster.

Robin Harris & Michael Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 20/10/2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 65 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
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β€˜Immersive’ is a worrying term for a game based on the sinking of the Titanic, but fortunately they don’t take things as far as plunging players into the icy waters of the Atlantic. Instead, this game places the players in an upper class berth on the doomed ship, just as it begins to sink.
Houdini Escape excel at providing a good experience before and after the game, starting from the atmospheric lobby and the mini-cinema used for game briefings. I particularly admired the way they use a simple...
A good intro and cool transition into the game. A beautifully themed space, with a sense of exploration across the ship and attention to detail that really helps with immersion. Solid puzzles and good theatre throughout the game. Titanic is probably the most impressive of the games in Southampton and well worth a trip if you're in the area.
We loved the attention to detail in both the game, and the waiting area. The room itself had touches that were historically accurate, and the reception had a poster of the Titanic that was signed by the youngest survivor of the disaster.

As it turns out, the room has a lot going for it. It sprawls over several rooms (well, "cabins"), it looks fairly realistic (except for lack of motion, I guess) and proposes a few tasks I had never performed before (something I always appreciate after playing so many rooms). There are many references to real-life details in the puzzles, to the point where Titanic experts would probably be able to circumvent a puzzle or two. Yet, having said all that...

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