Escape Hunt Watford: Escape The Wild West

By | May 4, 2021

by Escape Hunt Watford (website)

Watford

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

You’ve struck gold but word got out and now the vultures are circling.
Step into the Wild West, where the tiny frontier town of East Victoria is celebrating the discovery of gold.

But the celebrations turn sour when news arrives that the bloodthirsty Bill French Gang are on their way to claim the gold – and kill everyone in East Victoria for good measure!

With no sheriff around and no cavalry riding to the rescue your only hope is a rusty old locomotive that hasn’t worked in years – but with just one hour to get it going and escape with your lives, you need to think fast and work even faster.

There isn’t a second to lose.

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Rated between 40 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 12 users
combined with 9 pro reviews

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Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
broken tech

We had a few mishaps with the room with a puzzle not reset and elements that once complete weren't activating. The theme and set are good but didn't transition that well between rooms. Not a room I would recommend

Byromodon rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Played: 13 Nov 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 59:55 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken techquite difficult

One of the worst we have done as a team. Some puzzles were physically broken and thr majority of the puzzles were not intuitive or mechanical They were activated by the gamesmaster from a separate room. This means you don't get thr satisfying clunk of locks opening or magnets uncoupling. It made the whole experience feel like we were performing rather than solving puzzles. 

The whole experience felt like it was made to cash in on the escape room buzz rather than embracing what is so fun about them.

Emma Macedo experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 17 Feb 2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58.33 Outcome: Successful escape!
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MightyMidds experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2019 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

Escape Hunt Liverpool is such a great addition to Liverpool ER scene. While I have the tendency to avoid chains when booking escape rooms, I will highly recommend Escape Hunt Liverpool to anyone looking for an escape. There is real attention to detail and immersion that other Escape Hunt in the country didn't deliver. Escape the Wild West is no stranger to this, the atmosphere, the décors, the puzzles, the flow and logic were spot on. You do feel like you're in in to find the gold and escape in board of the District 1 train. Our game master, Sarah, was a true ER enthusiast (so enthusiastic that she forgot the hot drinks we ordered :)), she stayed in character throughout the whole game with a perfect American accent, we did feel like we were after Bill French's gold. I would highly recommend the room but would not suggest it for less than 3 people as we escaped with 6 seconds left on the clock after receiving 2 clues. The whole flow made sense but a couple of puzzles felt as if we didn't have all the instructions necessary to solve, as if they made sense to the designer when it was first created but the logic would not easily come to mind to most players. Another one was solved by us by skipping a step which didn't give the same feeling of completion as it was designed to. And finally one puzzle had a typo that made me wonder if it was a clue...   We did feel the pressure on the last puzzle, so much so that we did sit down to recover from it! Another brilliant room. Thank you for bringing Escape Hunt to Liverpool.

Richard Holtby rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
🦡cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Escapetopus experienced rated this:
Played: 14/03/2020 Team size: 6 Time taken: 44:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

Played with a group of 6, including two newbies. This room works well with a larger group as there’s plenty to do in parallel, and a wide variety of puzzle types so there’s something for everyone. The themeing is nice - although I’ve seen games with better theme/puzzle integration, the set here was attractive,

One gripe: while our GM was good (and in-character) throughout, he disappeared at the last moment, leaving us stranded for an anticlimactic couple of minutes until a completely different GM showed up to take us back to reception.

Kelly Archer experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2

Decent ideas but a few flaws made it a bit frustrating

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Picking a game for the afternoon slot at Escape Hunt's Oxford branch was a choice between pirates and cowboys, and we chose the latter. Wild West casts you as lucky but imperilled miners: having discovered a rich seam of gold in a remote and dusty frontier town (incongruously but conveniently already formed into bars), you now need to make a quick exit by train before the local gangsters arrive to take it all from you.
That premise is used for an unusual scoring system. You need to find as many...
At the time of writing, I’ve played every one of Escape Hunt’s escape rooms and I can safely say that Escape the Wild West is my favourite, followed by Blackbeard’s Treasure. 
Gold! We've struck gold in the Old West! But... Uh oh, a gang of thieves is on the way to claim the gold and finish us off. Someone better call the sheriff!

Escape Hunt, Oxford impressed us with one of our favourite games to date. Since playing ‘Escape the Wild West’ we’ve been and played all the other rooms at Escape Hunt, Oxford

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