Clockwork Escapes Telford: The Legend of Foole’s Gold

By | June 26, 2021

by Clockwork Escapes Telford (website)

F5, Halesfield 23, Telford TF7 4NY


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Old Man Foole has died and left behind a wealth of riches,
buried deep in his mine.
The Professor would like you to… acquire some of it.
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Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 5 users
combined with 1 pro review

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matt_keds experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 27 Feb 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 50/60 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersiveintensepractical effectquite difficult


This was a fantastic experience! From the moment you are in the room you are immersed, and from there it just keeps expanding. Very original, the practical effects and decor of this room are on a par with, if not exceeding Viking at Extremescape. A few really unexpected turns and surprises, we would be completing one puzzle and genuinely be unsure what we were about to put into motion.

An added bonus of this room is that as you are collecting gold AS WELL  as trying to solve puzzles and try to escape, you can finish before you have completed EVERYTHING - therefore our host didn’t let us out when we enabled escape, but instead encouraged us to search high and low for every last shiny piece.

Again, brilliant hosting here, the one criticism is that it was rather dark to start with in the mine, but your eyes do adjust in time. We both came out genuinely gutted it was all over. 

Current top 5:

1. Viking - Extremescape

2.  Mr Copplestone’s Curiosity Shoppe - Escape Quest

3. UI-55 - Compendium

4. The Legend of Foole’s Gold - Clockwork Escapes

5. Spellbound - Make Your Escape

Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 15 Sep 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58:00 / 17,280 Gold Outcome: Successful escape!
Laura McGill expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 4 Sep 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Exotic Turtle experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 03/07/2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 59 / 24.5k Gold Outcome: Successful escape!
immersiveintensedangerousquite difficult
Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 3 Jul 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 59:21 24’500 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersiveintensequite difficult

One of our fa our it’s rooms we have played due to the mechanics of the room.

This isn’t a spoiler as you’re too in the briefing, however this room does not require you to exit as quickly as possible, although that certainly helps, however your mission is to collect as much gold as possible, and certain items will give you multipliers. 

There is a fair bit to do in this room, it’s rather dark and there’s the impending sense of urgency to collect as much as possible. 

Some great puzzles and a rather physical room too. We loved it… but as a word of warning… wear old clothes. You will get dirty in the mine

Reviews by escape room review sites

a brilliant game for enthusiasts, meaty puzzles with that bonus collection element which is sure to please the most hardened teams


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