Ipswich Escape Rooms: The Secret Clubhouse

By | March 20, 2019

by Ipswich Escape Rooms (website)

Dencora Business Centre, 36 White House Road, IP1 5LT


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Jan Tleskac was a young apprentice locksmith who claimed to have invented a flying bicycle. He met his death in mysterious circumstances, falling from the tower of St Jacob’s church. Years later a group of boys known as the “Fast Arrows” appeared on the scene, carrying out daring escapades across the city. On one such escapade they stumbled across an old suitcase containing Tleskac’s diary and a mysterious puzzle which Tleskak called “The Hedgehog in the Cage”.
The boys hid the puzzle in their secret clubhouse where they received a mysterious visit from a masked man claiming to be the rightful owner of the puzzle. The boys ran home and reported the masked man to the police. Failing to believe such a story, the boys were banished to the cells. During the night, the police officers became curious and decided to visit the clubhouse. You and your team have one hour to find the puzzle and the secret it hides before the masked man returns.
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🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 28 Dec 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 63:05 Outcome: Successful escape!

Played the new version opened in Cambridge (same chain). Elegant simple set and nice back story. In terms of puzzles the game is largely linear (would not recommend >2 if experienced) and fairly old school so there will be little that you will not have experienced before in one way or another; so saying, the game itself was fun and we enjoyed the ending. Not amazing hosting (GM struggled with concept of a hint so the one time we asked for a pointer, she just told us the answer rather than something more subtle). 

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You might find the backstory for this game a little perplexing: it involves a boy called Jan Tleskac who has a flying bicycle, and a certain puzzle called 'the Hedgehog in the Cage'. It is in fact based on a series of Czech 1940s children's stories, which gives away the Czech origin of the game's design. That design also shows through in its style.
The term 'first generation' is often used, sometimes with a negative connotation, of escape games that have mostly low tech components and not much ...

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