Compendium Escape Rooms: Bedlam

By | June 30, 2019

by Compendium Escape Rooms (website)

1a Crompton St, BL9 0AD

Bury

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Bentham Asylum has been standing since the 1900's. In 1950 Bentham was given the nickname Bedlam because of the events that happened in those 50 years and in 1974 cell P23 was mysteriously locked without an explanation as to why. Bedlam has secrets that need to be uncovered. You and your team are top journalists and experts in your feild, you have been tasked with uncovering the secrets that are held behind cell P23's walls. Can you go undercover, get in the cell undetected and escape with the documents that will uncover the secrets of Bedlam?
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 16 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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Player reviews

🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 19 Jun 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivegreat hosting

Excellent use of a small space with fun puzzles and good set design. Suitably eerie but not scary. 

Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 30 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: ~53:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

Asylum Secrets

Compendium were offering money off their Gift Vouchers, and so I brough a friend to do two rooms back-to-back.

Story

As journalists, step into Bentham Asylum and uncover the secret behind Cell P23, which was locked long ago with no explanation.

Puzzles

A mixed bag that you need to think logically for. Cooperation is also key!

Mise-en-scene

Very good! The obsolete, unassuming space delivered on ever so slightly eerie, abandoned asylum vibes.

Final Comments

We got out with around 7 minutes left on the clock.

lizratesrooms experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 18 Jun 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 33 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingintense
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 29 Feb 2020 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
flyingoctopus expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingintense

Very immersive.

Great decor and theming. 

Lots of fun!

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Great puzzles!

matt_keds experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 13 Feb 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 44 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenintense

#40

Our third room at Compendium, and other fantastic one. The smallest room there but they really make the most of the space. Again, really cool set design, fun, logical puzzles and as always, fantastic hosting. All of Compendium’s rooms have original themes and set design, head there as soon as you can.

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 47 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting

Absolutely loved this game - the smallest in the venue but still loads to do and lots of interesting twists.

Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 30 Aug 2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 34:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 4 Dec 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 48:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingintense
Another great room from Compendium with immersive themeing and design. Starting in a padding room with the game expanding from there. A lot has been crammed in to a relatively small room which is clever and a testament to Alex and his partner for building a fun, challenging room in the space available. The puzzles may throw you off in terms of order but I felt that was part of the design and intensity to the escape. Will definitely be back to complete all the rooms
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With excellent set design, fantastic game flow, and satisfying puzzles, Bedlam stands out amongst its peers as my favourite game at Compendium. (Okay, maybe it’s tied with UI-55, but that game is an entirely different beast, and not quite your traditional escape room.) 

Another excellent game from Compendium. Good puzzles, good theming and a nice humorous twist.

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