Locked in Edinburgh: Space Academy

By | February 13, 2022

by Locked in Edinburgh (website)

1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL


3-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details🐶
You will be aware of the huge achievements of NASA.
The lesser known Scottish project, SASA, has been under development for 2 years.
Built at Port Edgar Marina from sheet metal and Scottish girders.
SPACE CADETS form an orderly queue, we are ready to blast off on our first training mission.
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based on ratings from 11 users
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puzzlepalooza experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

Lovely game, with some very cool stuff and a real sense of fun. This is a very physical game, so no good if you have mobility issues. Best venue in Edinburgh? Yep. 

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 2 + dog Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverfamily friendlyco-operative

Another excellent room from Locked in Edinburgh, but this one is rather different from the others in that it relies on co-operation throughout. Very inventive puzzles and lots of humour throughout make this a really enjoyable room. Even the dog loved it!   

👽benjed rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
elfgrunge experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 6 + Dog Outcome: Successful escape!
WinglessArchangel experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 11 Feb 2023 Team size: 6 Time taken: 29:32 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalfunnygreat hostingquite easy

Once again Locked In Edinburgh show why they’re our favourite escape game venue in Central Scotland, with a unique and creative game that dialled up the fun level to the max and had us laughing out loud on a good few occasions (look out for a few uniquely Scottish bits of humour!). This is a room that we found quite on the easy side, especially compared to their other offerings, and as a result our fairly experienced full team of six powered through (to top the leader board, no less!); but even though it was a speedy escape, the full experience lasted a good deal longer and we didn’t feel short-changed. I was wary about a space theme as I’ve not really been that drawn in by similarly-themed rooms in the past, but the ever-creative team at Locked In manage to make the most of the theme, with some really unusual and creative puzzles and set-pieces, including one or two genuinely stand-out moments. It was great to be properly surprised a good deal of times, as that doesn’t happen too often. Our host, Alix, could not have been better - right from the start, she was friendly, energetic, encouraging and just downright hilarious, and was a big part of why the room succeeded as the set up was really all part of the experience. We came away, although not feeling particularly challenged, having been thoroughly entertained, and that’s why we do this, right??! A great experience and maybe a good starting point for those new to Locked In to work up from to the likes of Secret Lab and Cutting Room (the former of which is in my top three rooms of all time!). Thanks again Locked In Edinburgh; now, please do more rooms!!! 🤞🤞😁

Jen Wells (Get Wells Soon) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersivegreat hosting

A fabulous space room! Our hosts were Gillian and Liv, who were really enthusiastic about our mission into space and who led our room brilliantly.

This was really different from the kind of room we usually do well in and it was easy to see why this is quite tricky for  team of two but we really enjoyed the challenge of having to think differently. We did this room after powering through Secret Lab and Cutting Room and it is so different to both of them. It's a really fun, family friendly one and a great addition to Locked In. 

Anonymous expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!

Leaping (hauling yourself over a high door) to go from space to space got a bit tiresome, if there was an extra (normal) door I would have rated this higher.
Solid puzzles, some unique and very fun ones too!

stairs expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 9 Aug 2022 Team size: 6 Time taken: 00:50
hi-techcleverfamily friendly

Plenty to do, some "hi-tech" puzzles, nice use of A/V, and a slightly corny story that ties it all together in a space theme. Another great room to add to the Locked In Edinburgh stable.

Sabrina (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 28 Aug 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 38:33 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techfunnygreat hosting

Really enjoyed this room and the fabulous hosting. Finally a space-themed room that doesn't just have screens for the purpose of looking futuristic but actual puzzles and fun elements!

Joe Brown expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 11 Aug 2022 Team size: 3
great humour from the host, fun back story and a couple really nice mechanics and novel puzzles made this a lot of fun to play
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The Space Academy is a fantastic room at Locked In. Located at the back of the Summerhall building (enter through the main entrance, go to the courtyard at the back, and head to the back right hand corner). There your Games Master, in our case the enigmatic Alex, comes to greet you at your booking time and take you to the room.


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