Can You Escape: Operation H.E.R.O.

By | March 20, 2019

by Can You Escape York (website)

15 Micklegate, YO1 6JH


2-6 players

60 minutes

The Force Four superheroes have been captured by the mastermind Möbius! Hermes, Oculo, Torus, and Badger are being held in an unknown location and there is limited time before they are gone forever.
The superhero recruitment organisation, H.E.R.O., are looking for the next super squad to help locate the heroes and return them to York before it’s too late. Gather your own squad and see if you’ve got what it takes to save Force Four!
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 2 users
combined with 1 pro review

Player reviews

smudgepuss says:

This room's a little more straightforward than their other room.  We still enjoyed it, but as experienced solvers, I think we'd prefer something meatier.

Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Scotus0 experienced says:


Can You Escape? offers a tidy 20% discount for students. I came to play H.E.R.O with another two newbies: the Game Operator was lively and did a good job of getting us into the room’s plot.



Free a group of fellow superheroes captured by evil mastermind Möbius before they disappear forever.


This is not your conventional escape room: rather than working out codes and finding keys, there are a series of challenges scattered about the room that must be completed. In this sense, it’s much more like The Crystal Maze, and the tasks are therefore very practical. Some were fairly fun, but a few struck me as basic.


I can accept it was a superhero hideout or whatever as it was dimly light and hi-tech-looking. The capes we were given to wear was a nice touch.

Final Comments

We ran out time on the final challenge- sad! Since my friends were both first-timers, if I’d have known this wasn’t a traditional type of escape room, I would have picked another one as I personally prefer those. I also think that they walked away with the wrong impression of what escape rooms actually are.

Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

A highly structured superhero mission with some great puzzles that were slightly marred by tech failures. In spite of that, I'd still highly recommend you head along and play - I still really enjoyed it with those failures and if you're lucky enough to avoid them then you'll have a great time.

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