31 York Place, BN1 4GU
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We were so lucky to try The Bewilder Box initiative as we were over Brighton on a very tight schedule and couldn't make it in their available slots. The fantastic team at The Bewilder Box managed to squeeze us in in their schedule and we ventured the amazing pub where they are located before being joined by what seemed like one crazy laboratorian.
TummyTubes, if I remember his name correctly, was in full character and absolutely loving for his job, he really made the experience beyond enjoyable, without forgetting D.A.V.E of course, which was the robot giving you tips and hints throughout the escape (not that we needed that many! I believe we only had one or two nudges).
The room itself is not linear but it doesn't seem messy or disorganised as soom unlinear room would, it was very much clear what we were supposed to do and we could understand our progress in a very smoothly maner. The puzzles themselves were really smart and enjoyable, most of them which we had never seen any similar puzzles in 100~ rooms.
Unfortunately, we had a couple of puzzles that were broken when we went, one that we managed to troubleshoot ourselves (the headphones were not working but needed to be press in a certain location to work), and another one that needed the host to come and fix it for us, which he explained had been broken by a group of hen dos who came before us. This should have in theory broke the immersion of the room but our host, Tummy, entered the room in character and fixed it promptly for us which we are grateful for even though it was a part of the last puzzle which is one piece of wonderful design and fun! It's completion is very rewarding and got us gagging the whole way through.
The story itself is not memorable but it's fun and well narrated throughout the whole hour. A must do if you are in Brighton, really good room. 🙂
This is a charming room, that feels "hand-made" in the very best way - there's a lot of love gone into making a variety of unique puzzles and props, an overall feeling of light-hearted fun and a genuine sense of childhood enjoyment, and the entire experience aided by a fantastic, attentive host.
Amazing hosting from Doctor Hasselhoff who stayed in character more than any other GM I have come across, and who deservedly mocked us for failing to lock a door before the game had even started. Some genuinely enjoyable moments featuring Hugo Myatt and some nudges towards Knightmare. Agreed with the GM that strictly speaking there is one item that is not really single use but to be honest it did not really slow us down too much. Great hint system with DAVE. You can also take your drink in. Considering this game has been around a few years, the fact it is still so good shows the quality of the story and puzzles. Very enjoyable.