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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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 9 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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abooth experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 47 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Absolutely loved this game - the smallest in the venue but still loads to do and lots of interesting twists.

Simon Bayliss 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!
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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
🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
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πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 17 Jun 2021 Team size: 2
immersiveintense

Another well themed room from Compendium, this time investigating a mental asylum.  Be warned there is some crawling in this room with some surprises along the way.  The room is well done and a nice logical flow to it.

Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 29/10/2020 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Really good room with a twist from the team at Compendium. We were put a bit off track by the order logic of the props and puzzles but felt completely immersed in another greatly decorated room! Definitely worth the visit to Bury, we're looking forward to try their other rooms. πŸ™‚

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Tom experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: December 2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 43.45 Outcome: Successful escape!

Return trip to Bury with the friends that recommended it to try their new room (although another one is already being built too .. exciting!)

Very cool room, everything inside was very authentic. Lots of clever puzzles with a lot of effort that has gone into the room. Good variety of things to see and do and a good story too. Loved it

Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 02112019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 48 Outcome: Successful escape!

What a fantastic room.

How they managed to keep the theme of an old padded cell throughout amazes me. 

Some ingenious puzzles, plenty of content and on theme. 

There's also a nice little twist to this game that can get some good competition going, but shhhhh, don't spill the secrets πŸ˜‰

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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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