Marvo Mysteries: M.A.R.V.O. Induction

By | March 20, 2019

by Marvo Mysteries (website)

664 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

3-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

3 copies

What if Fairy Stories were more real than you ever imagined? If the power to destroy the world was hidden in a small trinket and that trinket had been lost to history, only remembered in an old bed time story. Would you try to recover it for the good of all?
Find out if you have what it takes to become a full M.A.R.V.O Agent!
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Overall rating

Rated between 45 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 7 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Player reviews

Lisa Cregg rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 28/10/20 Team size: 4 Time taken: 44 Outcome: Successful escape!

We ended a mini escape room holiday with Marvo’s and what a finale it was! 

As soon as we got to the venue the high levels of detail and quality were event just from the shop front. The fun began immediately, having to follow the clues to the secret entrance where we were greeted by atmospheric music that set the tone for what was to come. The waiting area was a true feast for the eyes with a cacophony of film artefacts, building on the pending excitement for the room. Our games master, Lizzie, was clearly passionate about the business and made us feel very welcome. 

Onto the room, we knew that Lizzie and her husband had designed all of it themselves and this made it even more impressive to us. The room was packed full of engaging puzzles; creative, logical, physical, etc. As well as this, the setting, props and automated mechanics were outstanding. As a drama teacher, I often friend the pre-escape instruction videos cringeworthy with poor acting, however, this was not the case, and it was further enhanced by the setting and projection technique. The narrative of the room was well thought through and clearly linked to all of the puzzles; what’s even better is that they are planning to extend the narrative with two future rooms! 

After we complete an escape room, we always have a debrief and we are very critical. However, we were full of praise in our debrief, with the only niggle being a loose wire connection holding us back in one of the puzzles - absolutely minimal and it did not stop us from escaping. 

We highly recommend this room and advise you to split up and communicate effectively with your team. 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
lc86 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
furiouslycurious experienced rated this:

Was ok

Joe Brown experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 05/08/17 Team size: 3
Great set, great tech really worth a play if you're in the area. Some impressive automation. Story was a little confusing and a couple puzzles weren't clear, but some great mechanics and clue delivery
laceyd87 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

Absolutely fantastic and worth a visit. The people behind this place are wonderful.

🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 30/08/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

Played in the brand new location which looks absolutely amazing, delightful and enthusiastic owners, absolutely faultless game that we enjoyed from beginning to end, certainly kept us busy as a 2. One minor technical hitch with a stuck padlock which they managed to resolve without breaking the game immersion. Absolute must play if in the area and looking forward to seeing their new games come to fruition in the future. 

Reviews by escape room review sites

The holy grail of escape room theming is to make the players feel like they've been transported to a different place or time. Marvo delivers that, even from before the game itself starts.
After getting the initial basic game rules briefing out the way, you're led through a door into what feels like the sanctum of a secret society, where the proper briefing takes place. This takes place with the operator in character, and with the help of a high quality video briefing.
The decor progress...
A game that excels in almost every department - puzzles, story telling, automation, design, introduction and, of course, fun. One of the very best games I've played - if you're ever within striking distance of Bournemouth, do yourself a favour and head on down.
Don’t wait for a special occasion to play this game, get booked in now, you most definitely won’t regret it.
It’s fair to say there was a lot of pressure on Marvo. It was the reason for our trip to the south coast, a game that’s eluded us for a while by virtue of just being so far away, yet spoken about in hushed (or sometimes very loud) tones by fellow bloggers as one of the greatest games in the country. It was certainly the only game in the country spoken about in this way that I had not yet played. The reason I point that out is that I find myself disagreeing: it’s a great game, but it’s not quite up there with the best for us.

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