The Great Escape Game Leeds: Underworld

By | March 20, 2019

by The Great Escape Game Leeds (website)

Atlas House, 31 King Street, LS1 2HL

Leeds

2-7 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Throughout history, the bravest have dared to go further. They risk their lives and by doing so, they become immortal.
You and your team of adventurers are on the brink of unearthing secrets of unimaginable power. Mysteries, which for nearly 1,000 years a clandestine, powerful elite known as the New World Order have been searching for. The N.W.O has created a blueprint for world domination, with the goal of bringing the entire world to its knees. You now know the location of the missing object, lost deep in the depths of the underworld.
You set out pursuing adventure, but this time the adventure has found you. You have a head start, but time is slipping through your fingertips.
This is where our story ends and your adventure begins. Can you enter The Underworld and retrieve it’s secrets before it is too late?
Disclaimer: All players under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 4 users

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Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 28/05/17
Amy Lowson rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 28 May 2017 Outcome: Failed 🙁
Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 08/12/2018 Team size: 6 Time taken: 46:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

The Graveyard Shift

This is the first game I’ve played where you get less than an hour to escape. You only get 50 minutes instead, and there was no screen to track progress of time which always frustrates me. I got 15% off with my Escape Game Card.

Story

Enter The Underworld and retrieve its secrets as well as an object to prevent some secret society from taking over the world…? Too ambiguous and confusing a storyline, if you ask me. It also involved choosing characters to gain abilities e.g. 5 minutes extra time, an additional torch, etc. This was overkill for me.

Puzzles

They were mostly tricky and varied, with symbols to translate and riddles to solve. Teamwork played a big part as you progressed.

Mise-en-scène

When hearing ‘underworld’, I picture a vast dystopian landscape swarmed by beasts, whereas this was an unoccupied, compact graveyard. A convincing one, though! It was a little too dark, making one or two props trip hazards. I liked the action that had to be taken to lead you to the next section of this room.

Final Comments

We needed those extra five minutes to escape. Even though the puzzles leaned towards the more difficult end of the spectrum, Underworld wasn’t really big enough for a team of six. 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: Team size: 4 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!

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