Lock Down Escape Exit Games: Death Row

By | March 20, 2019

by Lock Down Escape Exit Games (website)

Second Floor, (East Entrance) Evans House, Norman Street, WA2 7HW

Warrington

2-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for detailsDeaf friendly - contact the venue for details
You have been LOCKED DOWN in a HIGH RISK prison for a crime you did not commit. You are on DEATH ROW and have to find a way to escape in 60 minutes and prove your innocence, before walking the GREEN MILE to the execution room.
Solve puzzles and find clues before it’s too late and you are sentenced to death by ELECTRIC CHAIR.
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Overall rating

Rated between 10 and 30 out of 5

based on ratings from 4 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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Player reviews

lizratesrooms experienced rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
Played: 10 Mar 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: Who knows Outcome: Successful escape!
Our host was super cheerful and friendly but apart from that we don’t have a lot great to say about this room. The decoration was good but the puzzles are probably unsolvable without hand holding from the host. I say probably because despite asking to be left alone we couldn’t spend 10 seconds working on a puzzle without having the answer spelled out for us via their hint system. There are two dreadful counting puzzles in this game, either one of which alone would have infuriated us at any other room. Give this one a wide berth. 

I put “who knows” as time taken because we genuinely didn’t know. There was no timer and the host didn’t tell us how long we’d taken…to me the whole experience felt like an eternity.

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
Played: 08/07/16
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 21/06/2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: ~65:00 Outcome: Failed 🙁

On Death Row

I got a voucher for this room on Living Social. I can't turn down a deal!

Story

Banged up for a crime you didn't commit and sentenced to death, escape prison before you're sent to the electric chair.

Puzzles

Very tricky: I was heavily reliant on hints. I felt there may have been one or two that were impossible to solve without a nod in the right direction. The variety wasn't amazing, either. I'm not a fan of a surplus of maths-based problems...especially when you're not supplied with a pen and paper! I remember getting stumped on puzzle after puzzle, waiting for clues almost every time. I'm tempted to say this room was too hard.

Mise-en-scène

Including different sections of the escape (from the cell to the Green Mile to the electric chair) was a nice idea, but the execution (haha) could have been better. I was getting room-full-of-tacky-props vibes. I'm also not quite sure why we ended up in the electric chair room when our goal was to get out of jail.

Final Comments

Although our time was up, we were allowed to finish the room. This isn't one for small teams, and it's certainly not one for newbies.

Reviews by escape room review sites

There were some classic puzzles. There were also some very strange puzzles. The owner had said he wanted his rooms to be hard but one of them wasn’t really a puzzle, it was more that you were just meant to see something that wasn’t there. Genuinely, it wasn’t there.

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