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Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalcute

This one is a lot of fun! So quirky, with a great use of the space. Some real outside of the box puzzles that made us laugh and an all round good time.

Team size: 2 Time taken: 35.34 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyimmersivemagical

We've done our fair share of magical themed escape rooms but this one is really special for its sheer volume of lovely details. Without giving too much away, there are just so many puzzles in here that link together beautifully and it's incredibly intuitive. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hosting

If you love a bit of nostalgia, this room is absolutely priceless. We spent a lot of time enjoying all of the 90s throwbacks in here and had a brilliant time. Some never seen before puzzles really made it for us and the hosting is superb.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
intense😨creepy

Definitely creepy rather than scary, this is a nice room with lots of quirky puzzles. It's a good use of a fairly small space and we really enjoyed the unique Mary Queen of Scots theme.

Team size: 2 Time taken: 45.46 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersive

It's a fairly small space but this game packs a real punch in terms of what it offers. It's a well-crafted, beautiful set up with some hilarious little touches and a truly fabulous wow moment. If you like something that never strays from the theme, that's bespoke and where there's a real touch of theatre, this one is for you.

Team size: 2 Time taken: 25 crystals Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivegreat hosting

Flawless. The most beautiful, immersive and well-constructed game we have ever played, with incredible hosting to boot. This is the gold standard of escape rooms.

Team size: 2 Time taken: 36.50 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulmagical

Another class act from Enigma. Less intuitive and less padlocks than Mafia, but a lot of fun and a really beautiful set up. Some beautiful nuances that made it really different. We loved this one!

Team size: 2 Time taken: 35.37 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersive

Sometimes, there is nothing better than a really well put together room stuffed with padlocks and that is what Mafia is. We tore through it because it was instinctive and not because it was easy, which it certainly isn't - this is packed with puzzles and lovely nods to the theme. A super game.

Team size: 2 Time taken: 38.56 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalmagical

One of the most superb starting sections to a game that we've seen; there is a real magic to this game that begins straight away. It's a lovely concept and design that feels really immersive. It's very GM-run and the interaction is very in keeping with the theme. Some nice puzzles and generally a really good time spent in the forest.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
intensequite difficult👻scary

We don't usually go for rooms with scares so this was a bit different for us. There were some challenging puzzles and some sections made even trickier by the nature of the room. Overall, it was a substantial room for just two of us and the atmosphere brought even more of a challenge!

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
funny

What a fun room! The puzzles were surprisingly challenging and there are quite a lot of them but it was something that felt a bit different to the usual. We're cat people so naturally loved the theme and we tore through this room as a two (and it would be a bit cramped with a bigger team).

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hostingfamily friendly

Another great room from Beverley Breakout. We loved this for its originality and the plethora of puzzles. A lot of fun that would be accessible for families as well as enthusiasts like us. Great puzzles and a fabulous final puzzle that we really enjoyed.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hostingmagical

What a lovely game! A bit different to the usual magical fare and stacked with gorgeous puzzles. It was intuitive and beautifully designed with some lovely nods to the wizarding world. Fran was a superb host and we just had such an enjoyable time at Beverley Breakout. We've done a lot of magical-themed rooms and this still managed to provide things we've not seen before. Absolutely fantastic.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

A really solid game with some fun quirks and twists on some classic puzzles.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

As a team of two, there was a good amount to do in here and while it wasn't the most original or spectacular, it was just really good fun! With a bigger team, I don't think it would be too challenging but there were a couple of really decent puzzles. The hosting at Escape Reality Edinburgh is always top notch, which earns an additional half star!

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

The premise and design are cool and we really enjoyed one particular central feature of the game. Apart from one puzzle that felt a bit overcomplicated, it was straightforward stuff.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

There is a lot to do in here and some of the puzzles are lovely. It's not the fanciest room but there are some great fixtures and fittings and some quirky puzzles that require quite a lot of thought.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivegreat hosting

A superb game that was so enjoyable from beginning to end. The set provides wow moment after wow moment and the puzzles are a lot of fun. We just loved this one.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersivegreat hosting

Wow! We loved this room for how immersive it is and how the puzzles weave together so intuitively. This is a truly immersive game with some really enjoyable physical elements. Fantastic.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivengreat hosting

We loved that this was particular to Halifax! Great hosting from Sam, who clearly loves escape rooms as much as we do! Some lovely puzzles to get stuck into.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivegreat hosting

A beautiful room - just gorgeous. Lovely puzzles with a lot to do and a really satisfying wow moment.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersivegreat hosting

A great room with the drama that seems to be typical of Escapable! Some clever puzzles that made for a really enjoyable room. We'll definitely be back to try their new rooms!

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techcleverimmersive

Absolutely brilliant! We were so overwhelmed by the attention to detail, the quirky details and the truly immersive storytelling. This is an unmissable one... with some of the most incredible theatrics I've seen in an escape room. So much fun!

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivestory-driven

We love the games at Kanyu Escape so were really excited about trying out a new room here. This is such an impressive set up and has no conventional locks; the tech is really quite something and, as always with Kanyu, the immersive, story-driven element is absolutely nailed. There are puzzles in here that we've not really seen before, which provides a layer of challenge that pushed us into the fifty-something minute range. A lot of effort has gone into making this immersive and that alone is worth an extra half-star; while we still rate Follow in my Footsteps as our favourite Kanyu game, we really enjoyed this game.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Really enjoyed the set-up but the low light levels make all the searching a bit laboured... Saying that, it really got going after we got past the first room and we enjoyed the last few puzzles.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Lots to do in here and some clever puzzles that worked well with the theme. We stormed through it because it flowed well, so although it's not the hardest room, it is an enjoyable one.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

This is the hardest game at this centre and was developed in conjunction with the University. It is tech-heavy and there are very few padlocks. The theme has a WW2 flavour and the room is set up really nicely with some really authentic decor. The puzzle difficulty is definitely up a notch from the School of Magic game we played here and this is definitely something to provide a bit more of a challenge bit we didn't feel like there was too much for a team of two. Overall, it was instinctive and fun, with some cool puzzles and tech that worked flawlessly. The staff here are incredibly kind and helpful and everything is available in both Italian and English.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

We were really pleased to find that we could complete games in English, as our Italian doesn't quite stretch to escape rooms! A really friendly place with some really enthusiastic staff. We tackled this room first and really enjoyed the combination of puzzles. It's typical magic-themed stuff, which is fine by us! Lots of padlocks and some quirky tech, which all worked beautifully.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

A decent game for beginners - there isn't too much to challenge more experienced players but, as always with Escape Edinburgh, it's a fun game with some well-designed puzzles and nice hosts.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Not Escape Hunt's best game but we loved some of the more story-based puzzles and had a lot of fun.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

A fun game with some quirky surprises. We flew through it as a team of two so I'm not surehow much there would be to do for a bigger team.

Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

A fairly standard game with some interesting puzzles - we did this as a 4 and found enough to do.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hosting

A superb room - the puzzles just flowed so well and the game felt really instinctive. The theme was sustained throughout and the tech was flawless. It felt very inventive and designed by people who really love escape rooms. So much fun and a great challenge - would highly recommend this one!

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

It might not be the most spectacular room but the puzzles are really well-designed, which makes for a very intuitive room that flows nicely and provided us an enjoyable game. As a two, we found plenty to do. The final couple of puzzles are particularly good.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

A very cute room with some quirky features that took us by surprise! The puzzles are very straightforward but this room had some lovely bits and bobs we'd not seen before and there was a level of tech that we didn't quite expect.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

We really enjoyed the room layout as there are some real surprises that really make the game. The puzzles are well-designed but certainly not easy and as most of the game is played with a very lowlight level, it becomes a fairly challenging room. Great fun - we enjoyed the physicality of this one!

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Not our usual kind of escape room - there are no padlocks in here and it's not linear. Quite a lot of tech and some quirky bits and bobs that were really good fun. The space is a tight squeeze but fine for two of us. Staff here are really nice and really enthusiastic, which always makes for a good experience.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Overall, I'm not a fan of the clue system at Escape Reality but we didn't need any clues in this room so it didn't affect our experience. We enjoyed this room mostly for the theme. There were some puzzles that stood out as well as quite a lot of straightforward ones. Overall, this was a fun room and would be great for a first time escape room.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Not our usual first choice of theme but we enjoyed this game; it has a split start and some really immersive elements. A good mixture of puzzles.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hosting

This room is so much fun. We had lovely hosts at the Manchester Escape Hunt and all the tech in the game worked beautifully. It wasn't challenging so we powered through it, even as a two, but it was incredibly enjoyable.

Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Loads of puzzles and lots of 'reveal' moments, which we enjoyed. Some really cool 'magic' bits and a good combination of different kinds of puzzles. Good fun but its a tad on the tight side when it comes to space so something to bear in mind for larger groups.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingfamily friendly

A really different set up here, as the aim is to score points rather than escape. It's not the biggest game but the puzzles are so on-theme, so quirky and there is just so much in here that we found the time flying by! It is designed so that you can do this with children and not get too hung up of whether you escape or not, which makes it really accessible as a fun Christmas trip out. It's also got enough challenge for keen escape room-ers! We really rated this one.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Another fun Escape Hunt room! The Viking theme was really well done and we particularly enjoyed the physical elements to this game.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersive

The lab set up is well done here and there are some well-layered puzzles. We found this the most challenging room out of the four here at Mindlock in York but it was manageable with two of us.

Team size: 2 Time taken: 54 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techclever

This room has just had a technical revamp and the tech is absolutely spot-on. There's a lot of searching and finding and there is a lot to do - expect to be busy, especially in a team of two. There were some nice quirky touches in here that really appealed to us and we really enjoyed the challenge level. Overall, a really solid room with reliable, impressive tech and enough to keep us busy.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

A really enjoyable room. Not big or flashy but crammed with puzzles and a huge variation of them at that. With two of us, none of the puzzles were insanely difficult but the sheer volume of puzzles meant we had lots to do. A great deal of fun.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

The concept is fun and there are some great puzzles but it felt a little bit ambiguous at times, although this could be due to us skipping ahead and having to go back on ourselves. Some nice Easter eggs for GOT fans.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Another well designed room from Escape Hunt! A quirky theme with some equally quirky puzzles. Good fun.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Impressive initial wow factor with some lovely challenges that tested our team of two. Mostly really intuitive although one puzzle had us a bit stumped as to how it worked but we got there in the end.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Lots of padlocks, which we enjoy - some fun physical elements and a good design that fits with the theme really well.

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