Escape Game Over Derby: Maniac – I Want To Play A Game

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Game Over Derby (website)

Abbotts Hill Chambers 2nd Floor, Gower St, DE11SD


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

You wake up in the dark, something feels terribly wrong. Your fears are realized when you hear “I want to play a game”. With horror you realise you’re in Jigsaw’s death chamber. Now your only chance for survival is to follow his twisted games, do you have what it takes to defeat jigsaw and earn your freedom, or will it be….game over?
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Rated between 20 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 7 users
combined with 1 pro review

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Player reviews

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 17/10/17
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken techworn out😨creepy
MissLoopyLou93 experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 31 Aug 2020 Team size: 4 Outcome: Failed 🙁
immersivepoor hosting

Very immersive room. Some really terrible puzzles and some of the tech didn’t work. Gamesmasters we’re watching several rooms at the same time so didn’t know where we were in the game when we needed a clue. 

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2019-12-01 00:00:00 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47:05 Outcome: Successful escape!
Locked up and chained up, you once again have 60 minutes until your captor returns to finish you off.  Some good puzzles with a nice flow.
Escapetopus experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 21/04/2017 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!

Very effective creepy serial decor, sustained throughout, with plenty of gruesome touches (though without any true jump scares). One puzzle was difficult to see properly in the low light, but otherwise the game play was smooth and flowed well. Not for the super squeamish but  an overall very good game.

Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 28/07/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59.30 Outcome: Successful escape!

Well i don't know where to start with this one. 

I guess the immersion would be my first remark. The starting place for this game really took note of the films this room is based on and put me on edge from the offset.

As with a lot of the rooms here, there weren't many puzzles to get your teeth into and for larger groups, a lot of people would be stoke around waiting for the next part. 

Some puzzles were very flawed  and caused a lot of frustration due to the quality of the puzzle. Very hard to see things and the GM ended up having to come into the room to give us another way of completing one of the puzzles because it just wasn't feasible to complete the way it was intended.

If thememing and immersion is your thing, then 100% make sure you give this ago. If you're looking for puzzles, give one of the others a try 

Reviews by escape room review sites

The fourth and last adventure played with the hosts of GameOver Florence. The story is well known and the plot is too inflated in the ER world. In the other side, it’s interesting to note the different representations that the various ER providers give; GameOver preferred to focus on the horror-psychological side, with sadistic and splatter traits.

The choice of using the first-generation room seemed to be very appropriate. The game logic is linear and, inside the room, there is a digital column, which you can ask for suggestions on puzzles every 10 minutes, with two different levels of help.

Had to try!

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