107 Upper Parliament Street
based on ratings from 72 users
combined with 9 pro reviews
Room uses a score system, based on the amount of loot you escape with - with harder side puzzles leading to better value loot. Cryptology have used this as an excuse to have some down-right impossible puzzles. I also dislike that the room is set-up in such a way that it is impossible to 'escape' with more than 5 min remaining - a mechanic clearly used to create artificial pressure on some easier puzzles.
Never-the-less, the room is still enjoyable, though my view may have been soured slightly by an unenthusiastic host, who admitted afterwards that parts of the room had not been properly reset, leading to an impossible (optional) puzzle.
This room is quite simply a whole load of fun. It's chock-full of brilliant puzzles, with a lot of variety present. It's quite challenging and there's an absolute ton of puzzles to get through. Thankfully with the score system you don't have to solve everything, so you can complete the room without a huge group. This is definitely a room that every escape enthusiast should visit. I simply can't stress just how enjoyable it is!
So much thought and effort has gone into this high-budget game. There's a multitude of puzzles to keep you busy for the full hour - and have loads of fun! Very, very well done. Amazing game.
This is my favourite room in Nottingham.
I love a game where there is a side quest and you can play for the full 60 minutes
This game is fully immersive. I don't think I stopped for breath for 60 minutes.
What an absolutely superb game. We didn't come up for breath for a minute of the whole hour. Easily one of the best I have ever played.
Loved this. It has quite a reputation and definitely delivers. The room is enormous and similar to UI-55 or Copplestone’s in its concept. We played as a two and still had a few puzzles left, you’d still be busy with 4 of you though. So many different things to do, you won’t have a second to stop!
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Nottingham is full of rooms that are beloved by enthusiasts, and Daylight Robbery has become one of the most frequently and warmly recommended of those. In a way it’s an evolution of what Cryptology did with Dreamscape, in that both are score-based games with plenty of parallel play that suits larger groups; but Daylight Robbery takes those characteristics and turns them up to the max.
That might not be instantly obvious - the game doesn’t plunge you into the mayhem immediately. But although it...
This was a fantastic room, the action was non-stop, frantic and fun. This is not your typical linear escape room - this is PUZZLEMANIA! Our GM Mark, who is also a co-owner, was in character, and really seemed to enjoy his role and giving the briefings and hints.
The room allows you to split up and work on different strengths, but also to team up into smaller groups or pairs to collaborate on puzzles.
We certainly got our steps in this room - and whilst the space is open and bright, there are some doorways where you can clash, so just be mindful while you run about!
This room will delight puzzle fans, those who love combination locks, fans of Heist movies such as Ocean’s 11, and those who have always wanted to go on a crime spree but would never want to break the law 🙂
After the game, Mark was happy to fill us in on any missed puzzles and the amazing hidden secret - so much so that we were still in the room long past when we were due to leave! We came out as the 4th “richest” of all groups to have taken on the heist, and the top spot for a group of three, with £1,773,009.19 worth of loot (98% of all available items) - so we were absolutely thrilled. I wanted to go back in and do it all again!!
There are SO many puzzles, locks, tasks and fun things in this room that even in a group of 8, all will get a chance to solve something. The technology behind some of them I had not seen before - and there is such variety in the room that I think even if you did revisit the room you could find puzzles you hadn’t solved the last time, and take those on between you.
I do hope they make another game like this one - however for the sake of the sanity of whoever has to reset all the items we displaced - they may have other ideas!
Cryptology are always great at creating a really immersive, authentic space for their rooms, but Daylight Robbery is SOMETHING ELSE! The Nottingham Cryptology HQ is in an old bank and so the brilliance of Daylight Robbery is that this bank heist takes place in an ACTUAL BANK VAULT.
Daylight Robbery can only be described as an hour of chaotic puzzle solving and it was just so much fun, if a little stressful at times. Read more in our review!
Quite simply one of the best escape rooms we have ever played. Enjoyable from start to finish and a must play game for enthusiasts and beginners alike. Superb!