Outstanding game before our Eurostar back home. We loved everything about it. There was a lot of elements to search under objects, which isn't usually things we enjoy but the hosting was so well done and cleverly implemented in the game that it overshadowed any tiny tiny issues with the room.
Thoroughly recommend it! There is a lot of tense moments as well that makes it feel like a strong 60 minutes. When you think you're at the end of the game, something new pops up. Brilliant!
Played: 19 May 2021Team size: 2Time taken: 30Outcome: Successful escape!
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Very glad to be the first one to review this room! We had an absolute blast escaping from this room! I wouldn't recommend more than 2 people in this room as it fits perfectly with the amount of puzzles and the fear aspect.
Definitely worth a visit to Huddersfield to try this room!
Really good room by Lucardo. We were hoping to complete this room since we did Dragon's Heart back in 2018.
It really didn't disappoint but we were left a bit lost by the story, we didn't know what the aim of the room was, not sure if we missed it in the introduction video (which had very low volume) so once all the padlocks and doors were opened, we lost a bit of time trying to understand why we were meant to do.
The game master (Emma, I believe) was fantastic. She really is enthusiastic about escape rooms so it made our experience even better as she knew to wait before sending us clues.
Outstanding room by Compendium! Not your usual escape room but one of the best fun we had in a British room so far!
I don't want to give too much away but whoever reads this, you should definitely try it out. The décor is unreal, the puzzles are smart and very well crafted, there is a twist half-way through and you quickly forget about getting the top score, you just want to have fun!
It's missing a tiny bit of sound atmosphere to my liking but I couldn't give it less than 5 stars after all the fun we had! I'm even considering booking it again!
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. :)
Our team of 4 came to escape from the C.S.I room during a hen do, but we failed to escape! The difficulty was apparently "Hard", but that didn't scare us. Our team was ON FIRE with the puzzles! Unfortunately, the difficulty was not only hard, a lot of the puzzles made absolutely no sense, specially towards the end of the game. I don't believe anyone would have solve the puzzles without either asking for a clue or spending 5 hours in the room. It's a pity because the decoration, lighting and overall atmosphere of the game was on point!
The design of the room has to be perfectly well done for a non-linear room to excite me, instead I quickly felt overwhelmed by the different possibilities the room had to offer. The design and decor of the room is fabulous as they kept old devices and antique items to design their rooms, unfortunately some of them might be a bit un-precise or even broken, which even though they looked great broke a bit the immersion. One puzzle in particular was the center piece of the room and required manual maneuver with the whole team being involved, quite an impressive piece! The final puzzle that was supposed to release the item we were looking for to complete the room was broken and resulted in us escaping the room without having really finished it. But where the team of Escapologic was fantastic is that they offered us a discount for a future room due to those technical issues, it was greatly appreciated as we had several technical issues in the past with other companies that were not as concerned about the customer satisfaction, so mega + for the Escapologist team. We are looking forward to try their other rooms!
I wasn't impressed by this room as there was only a handful of puzzles, most of the idea behind this room is to struggle to find puzzles, handles or keys due to the lack of light more than due to the difficulty of the puzzles, which didn't make it very rewarding! A good idea for a room but not particularly well executed!
We've heard of the Curio room everywhere we go in the UK, rating as one of the favorites of the escapists community. The design of the room is one of the most well thought and executed room but the puzzles may seem a bit classic in comparison. We had an amazing time despite the motion sickness kicking in at times. The team at Escapologic is lovely and professional and they are not clue-heavy at all. Thoroughly enjoyable! :)
We had a great time escape the room back in January 2017 with the Alicia Keys in one room and the Georges Clueney in the other one. We had a really good time trying to solve all the different clues and even if I don't remember much of the puzzles themselves, I remember we had an absolute blast!
This room was excellent! The décor and atmosphere really makes it compete with some international top rated games. Unfortunately it is a bit short as we escaped in 30 minutes in a team of 2! But really recommend it!
Sad news to hear that Clue HQ decided to recycle their Sacrifice room, it was one of my favourite in Clue HQ as it's very different than the classic escape rooms because there was only one room in total but you got to race against another team to be the first one to escape. Those still in the room when the first team escapes is locked for ever. It could have been a bit intimidating if it's only 2 of you, we did it with a team of 6 and the first team (the ) escaped in 58:30 minutes.
We had a blast escaping Bunker 38 with our crew of 6 members in February 2016. The Bunker was not particularly atmospheric but had some really fun puzzles from what I can remember. We escaped in 54.50 minutes.
Our team of 6 escapists attempted The Lost Soul on a sunny day of July and we absolutely loved it! The atmosphere of the room is one of the most immersive (and creepy) I've had the chance to experience so far. I regretted that the room had no clock to check how long we had left or that the game master had no way of communicating with the team unless entering the room to help out. (But it was still a new place in 2016, so that may have been fixed since then). The owner and creator Craig is a lovely guy, passionate about Escape Rooms! It was really awesome to experience one of his rooms. We will be back to try the Death Row. I seem to be the first reviewer so: If you love Escape Rooms, you should GO AND TRY one of Lock Down Escape Rooms, you can feel the passion and the hard work that were put into the place and the clues and puzzles are different from other rooms you may have tried before: really hand on and a real atmospheric experience. :) (The group of girls before us even screamed like mad... :))
You don't know what to expect when you get in and the room never fails to surprise by the clues or atmospheres. We escaped with few minutes to spare and a lot of laugh! (One of its clues is my best Escape room memory, but I can't state it here without giving a spoiler away.) Our game master (Bublé) was amazing with hinted hints. :)
The room is mostly for beginners (and we are now quite experimented and managed to easily escaped within 45 minutes with 0 clues, not very challenging). When we visited the room, we were one of the first teams and the room was not yet completed with some puzzles not working yet, the end was not ready at all so it was a disappointing end, but I'm sure the room is now ready as this was in May 2016. Though, the atmosphere of the room is exceptional and our game master followed our pace as we asked her. This room is really good for beginners though, and I would highly recommend is for a first Clue HQ (before doing all the others)! If you've already escaped several other rooms before, I would recommend any other Clue HQ rooms. :)
Really cool room with an extra task to find the jackpot! We really enjoyed this one despite leaving the room with "only" 7 millions. :) Our game master (Frost) gave clues very often but even them are clues in themselves which made it enjoyable! Great souvenir of The Vault.
Having done 40+ escape rooms at that stage, we were always attracted by the unique rooms created by independent and passionate people instead of the Clue HQ or other Breakouts that you can find in any city you head to. The two owners of Wirral Escape Rooms are probably the most enthusiastic owners we've met in a long time! We arrived 30 minutes early at the place and spent that time discussing our favourite escape games memories, exchanging tips on where to go etc.. You could tell that they got inspired by all the favourites bits of escape games they experienced in the past, and as she explained to us, she loves padlocks and puzzles and the rooms was full of very clever ones! I'm more of a hands-on puzzle with as few locks as possible but it was hard to not feel immersed in The Curse of the Golden Lion. The decoration and soundtrack atmosphere were perfect, very high quality! I've had bad experiences in the past when trying out a "new" room with things unfinished or unpolished, this was definitely not the case, everything was on point! This room is clearly for more experienced players and I would not recommend it for a two player game, we had a lot of fun as a 5 players game! They are already working on the second room and the place they have seem to have enough space to host many others! I'm so glad it's working out quite well for them! It's also a very easy ride by train to there building! You can be there in 30 minutes from Liverpool city center. We didn't really understood straight away that there were two elements to the game (a story one and the optional 3 artifacts to gather). This was a bit misleading as we solved puzzles and ended up with an artifact wondering what we were supposed to do with it, without realising that finding those objects were optional. Maybe this should be made clearer in the initial briefing. :) All in all, a very good room that made us gagging all day. Thank you so much Amy! We are looking forward to do your next room. :)
Our crew of 4 members escaped in June 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed the room. The atmosphere and theme was well respected but were disappointed when realised that there was not going to be a second room (and for some reason I was waiting to see all along where the second room was hidden haha). I really enjoyed their style and I'm hoping to try one of their other rooms in the future!
We escaped the Haunted House in March 2018 in 41:45 minutes in a crew of 4 escapists. We had a blast, it was very Blair Witchy and we screamed a little. Or maybe even a lot, especially when something very scary happened when I was the only one in a corner of the room. The overall atmosphere was on point but the puzzles were not all the same level, especially as some were requiring a UV light but the text itself was a bit erased. But I would very highly recommend the room!
My partner and I escaped from a Saw room in Riga so were expecting something of the same level, but Sawtopsy really didn't deliver. The room was just a combination of finding papers with codes on it, opening the padlocks and starting again. We escaped the room by trying a code that we found and escaped in 30:05 minutes. We were confused as the story was making no sense. The staff in charge of the room explained to us that we missed some of the clues to find the final code.... Really not a good room. I would recommend anyone to do the Haunted House or the Magic room instead.
I'm not a big fan of Breaking Bad or of rooms were the main aim is not to escape but to gather as much money as possible, so obviously my review might be a bit biased. But I believe the room doesn't have much excitement or clever puzzle. We had issues with one of the puzzles that was using UV light but the writing was almost gone so barely possible to solve. I would recommend anyone to do the Haunted House or the Magic room before that one.
The decoration, set-up and puzzles of this room were unreal, SUCH a really good room compared to their other rooms like Sawtopsy or the Meth Lab room. We had actual magic wand, like functioning magic wand! Fantastic! The room was still relatively new as we escaped in June 2018, so some puzzles were not working properly and one enigma was not written properly (the wrong word was written) so it broke a bit the immersion but I'm sure they had enough time to fix it and you should definitely try, 'cause that ending was WOW!
This was our only room during out escapade to Scarborough so were looking forward to try it. Specially after we asked the company which room they would recommend out of all of their rooms. Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed.
There was not real logic between the puzzles, it was unclear what order to follow and one clue was used several times, which is unusual and misleading.
We escaped with only few minutes to spare and the very last puzzle is a great and very smart reveal! It's a shame that the rest of the room doesn't follow. We also had the feeling that the last puzzles were made to be extremely difficult in order for only a very few amount of people to escape.
The owner is lovely though but I would recommend trying another one of their room!
This room was great, I remember thinking that the escape rooms abroad from England are so much more hands-on and atmospheric. I can't give 4 stars due to one puzzle that was absolute insane maths to do with no help of a phone or a calculator. If my partner wasn't so good in maths, we would probably not have escaped. The rest of the room and the puzzles were absolutely great and it's sad to hear that the room is now closed!
We escaped Saw in November 2016 in a team of 2 and had so much fun. We screamed, we laughed, we wowed. Such a good room, one of the first one I've done with almost 0 keys and so much touch on puzzles. Great room!
Rawtenstall's bank theme is really well done, you do have the feeling to enter a town bank. The owners later told us that the props and decorations are coming from a real bank, which clearly explains why the room looks so authentic. The soundtrack was really good as well, really made us feel like bank thieves. :) The puzzles are quite enjoyable and some of them I've never seen before. The escape though, felt a bit anticlimactic as two locks were left open by mistake when resetting the room. Our host had to send us the message "You have all you need, escape!" despite us still having two unfinished puzzles but holding the loot we were looking for. Overall, it's a very good room with one big surprise and loads of small interesting ones (that I don't want to mention to keep the surprise) that kept us laughing. Not to the same level as their two other current rooms in my opinion, but still one to not miss! :)
We went to Lucardo Rawtenstall by chance when driving through the town on our way home. It was pleasant surprise as they added to their room an aspect I've never seen before in 60+ rooms. I can't give it away, you'll have to go yourself to see it. This is the main reason why I gave 5 stars, the rest of the room was pretty spot on too and the two guys in charge of the venue are very passionate. We escaped in 49:50 minutes in a team of 2.
We loved every second of this escape room! So many unexpected turns and unseen riddles/puzzles, we loved it. There is one part of the escape room that absolutely blew our minds and really put us into the atmosphere of the room, (but no spoilers, try it yourself). Our host was amazing and followed our rule of "no clues unless we are ALL asking for one", he even named it the Cluelios spell to stay in theme. :) This is an incredible magic room which doesn't have that many puzzles but get you thinking throughout 60 minutes and sometimes you might even just find yourself admiring the room as the decoration and props are just unreal! We loved the Magician room in Stockport Moviescape and thought it would be hard to get another Magic room as good in Great Manchester-ish but Lucardo succeeded in that challenge!