Chelmsford Escape Rooms: The Governor

By | March 20, 2019

by Chelmsford Escape Rooms (website)

Interface Moulsham Mill Project, Parkway, CM2 7PX

Chelmsford

2-8 players

60 minutes

You and your team of paranormal investigators are exploring the remains of HM Greenslade Prison when you are captured, blindfolded, handcuffed and find yourselves locked in a cell. You have one hour to escape. Will you make it out?
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Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

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Jose Adrian experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: Outcome: Failed πŸ™
πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 10 Jul 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed πŸ™
immersivegreat hostingquite difficult😨creepy

I do love a bit of theatre when starting a room and this does deliver that, as stated on the website you are blindfolded and handcuffed whilst the spooke voice of the "Governor" plays out, but don't worry you are out of your handcuffs nearly immediately.  This is a fairly creepy game where the GM was happy to tone the creepiness/shocks up or down (we toned them down for my ER partner) but (like Crazy Cat Lady) there are clever but fiendish puzzles and again (like Crazy Cat) we seemed to run out of steam in a few places after tearing through the early part of the room.  We failed to escape and when the GM walked us through we were further away than I thought but there is still a lot to like in this room.

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The premise of The Governor is that you're a group of ghost hunters imprisoned in an abandoned prison by an ex-prisoner - thereby managing to combine no fewer than three of the classic escape room themes in an unexpected fusion of haunted house, prison break and homicidal maniac. That blend allowed the tone to range from sly humour to some genuine creepiness without ever feeling incongruous.
I found both the build and the atmospherics impressive. A complex layout makes it a larger and much more...

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