Unescapable Escape Rooms: Edith

By | March 20, 2019

by Unescapable Escape Rooms (website)

25 Wardwick, DE1 1HA

Derby

2-6 players

60 minutes

When we first open a time portal we send one of our scientists back to make sure everything is ok and it is all safe and stable - we sent Edith, but unfortunately she hasn’t returned… We’ve now lost communication with her, but we do know that she was trying to shut the portal down when something stopped her. We need your team to finish the job - we would go ourselves but we’re too scared.
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 14 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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Pagan Hollis experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 10 Jun 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 48:32 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hosting👻scary
flyingoctopus expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenintense

This is my favourite of all the rooms here. Immersed from start to finish. The simple use of sound created the perfect atmosphere. We were on edge constantly. 

Jump scares here and there, parts of the game definitely took me out of my comfort zone, but it was great fun!!! 

wakeupdollydaydream experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 34:29 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy

I played this a few years ago. I love horror, but I don't really get scared by anything in escape rooms. I found it very easy. We got out very quickly. 

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 17/10/17
Escape Enthusiast experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
MissLoopyLou93 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 17 Jul 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 38:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingquite easy👻scary

Great atmospheric room. It wasn’t as scary as I was expecting, but I don’t scare easily. Some unique things I’ve not seen before in any room. A must play. 

Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Failed 🙁
intensefew puzzlesquite easy🧟terrifying
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 4 Time taken: 59:59
great hosting🧟terrifying

This was terrifying (or maybe we’re just wimps)- great acting and theming throughout the experience. Some really unique moments in this room that I won’t spoil but we really enjoyed them. There was one skill based puzzle that we just couldn’t get to grips with which effected our overall time badly. Otherwise loved it. 

Ellie experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2020-10-31 00:00:00 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

I think it took over an hour for our heart rates to return back to normal after this one! Because the reputation of this room precedes it, we went in with trepidation, which gave us foggy brains for even the most straightforward of puzzles but we were expertly guided by an enthusiastic games-master. The setting was simple, but unusual. I am glad we played in a pandemic so nothing could get too close but, even with this restriction, the room was definitely terrifying enough! If you like a scare, go for it! Only reason it is not 5* is because one puzzle in the first space was quite fiddly and irritating!

🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2020-10-13 00:00:00 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Edith is renowned as a scary room and event though we played during the pandemic.  I won't go into the backstory but the decor and lighting turn this into a suitable atmospheric room with some intriguing and infuriating puzzles needed to advance.  There's one key moment that made this room stand out for me which is when the team is forced to split up to accomplish a task.  I'm torn as to how scary this is as YMMV...
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Edith is an unusual beast of an escape room, one that you might love or might find not to your taste, but which you'll definitely remember. Personally I thought it was outstanding and hilarious.
The game is named after a missing operative from your time travel agency, who went through a new time portal then vanished in the process of trying to shut it down. Your job is to go through the same portal, work out if it's safe (spoiler: it's not), then shut it down and escape.
From the rather specta...
A fantastically scary game that I'd recommend to anyone who likes that genre of rooms. A wonderful sense of exploration combined with the actor interactions really help make Edith an intimidating experience.
Edith has a reputation amongst UK enthusiasts that’s not undeserved. Your tolerance for terror will ultimately determine if this is one that you’ll love or leave, but it is without a doubt one of the best horror experiences we have played in the UK (so far), and struck a nice balance between horrifying and humorous.
Truly the most terrifying experience I’ve ever had. It’s an atmospheric and (unfortunately for your nerves) truly immersive game. You’ll struggle to find one scarier. It’s also got some real moments of humour that really lighten the mood.

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