Can You Escape: Operation Lone Eagle

By | March 20, 2019

by Can You Escape York (website)

15 Micklegate, YO1 6JH


2-5 players

60 minutes

2 copies

An embarrassing incident earlier this year left world renowned scientist, Doctor Aquila Mind, red faced. Not taking the incident lightly, he has since been working on a machine that will erase the incident and all other memories from people’s minds.
His Assistant has seen the light and wants to put a stop to the Doctor's evil plans. He can't do this alone and so is recruiting spies of the highest calibre to put a halt to things, do you have what it takes to stop him, navigate his room and retrieve the trigger before the clock hits zero?
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Overall rating

Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 6 users
combined with 1 pro review

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Player reviews

TheSinger expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Fun with a great number of puzzles. Nothing outstanding in terms of themeing but a fun way to spend an hour. 

Molly Minerva experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

A fairly standard game with some interesting puzzles - we did this as a 4 and found enough to do.

Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2017 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!

We had a great time escape the room back in January 2017 with the Alicia Keys in one room and the Georges Clueney in the other one. We had a really good time trying to solve all the different clues and even if I don't remember much of the puzzles themselves, I remember we had an absolute blast!

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
smudgepuss rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 22/04/2017 Outcome: Successful escape!

Enjoyed this room; played it simultaneously with another group of friends and we were out first so the host let us watch them mwahahaha.

Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 29/10/2017 Team size: 2 Time taken: ~45:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

The Shamed Scientist

This was my second (and therefore final) visit to Can You Escape? York.


Put a stop to a scientist who wants to erase people’s minds/memories.


Fairly standard, though a couple of cool functions and mechanics were thrown in. It was easy to know what/where you should be solving.


Despite his character, Doctor Aquila Mind’s office looked like it belonged to a solicitor rather than a world-renowned scientist. Bland.

Final Comments

As you can probably tell by this concise review, there’s not an awful lot to say. It’s an agreeable, no-frills escape room.

Reviews by escape room review sites

A well structured room that can easily handle large team sizes. Puzzles are carefully set out to make the room feel as logical as possible. Just when you think things are going OK, the room's likely to hit back and, for smaller or inexperienced teams, leave you desperately short of time. Lots of searching, a couple of physical puzzles and plenty of padlocks to get past.

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