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Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

My favourite of the rooms at this location.

Traditional style escape room, plenty of padlocks and some original puzzles that were fun to solve. 

Good storyline. 

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

Good fun from start to finish.

This game contains a few nice creepy moments and jumps but is not necessarily scary. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed :-(
quite difficult

Great looking room. Good theming and immersive. Some really nice use of tech throughout. 

There were 2 puzzles which really slowed us down during the game and we struggled to understand due to big logical leaps but everything else flowed well. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

We like a good hunting and gathering room, in true enthusiasts style, we missed things along the way.

We played this room in it's old form and then the upgraded/renovated version. Some really good improvements and additions have been made.

Flows well although the story gets a bit lost at times. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
😨creepy

We didn't get on too well with this room.

We spent a lot of time searching in the darkness with limited torches/UV torch. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
👻scary

Spooky and eerie throughout with a fair few jump scares along the way.

Darkness sometimes more of a hindrance rather than a necessary element of the game. 

Quite a few puzzles which we had seen  before.

Good hosting. Good fun. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
😨creepy

We didn't gel with this room like we did with all of the others. It was still  very enjoyable, good signposting and flow. But for some reason it just didn't work for us. 

A little spooky and eerie rather than scary. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingfamily friendlyquite easy

A fairly original style escape room. Lots of searching and gathering (obviously we missed everything important in true enthusiasts style)

Good theming throughout. An enjoyable game, ideal to set the scene for newer teams. 

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

I really liked the concept of this game. Starts off a little differently from the majority of other games. Hosting in character really helps set the scene. 

Good fun with a few interesting twists. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingintense👻scary

Full of jump scares and things to keep you on edge. We loved this game. Very immersive.

This is set in a large space so would comfortably house bigger teams. 

The use of the space is great, with lots of nice 'areas'. A couple of puzzles we hadn't seen before. 

Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivenfamily friendly

What a laugh!!

We played as a 4 and the space is a little tight at times but we really enjoyed this game. 

There are some very interesting set pieces and we loved being transported back to the 80s with the decor and sound track. 

Played at the old location, so there maybe some differences now that it has been moved over. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

We have played this at the old location and more recently at the new location. 

The game has had a massive overhaul and I would recommend for anyone who played the first version to give it another go. 

Natural features of the building have now been incorporated and these really add to the theming of the room. 

The puzzles are on the easy side so larger experienced teams may escape fairly quickly. 

The theming in Reception is lovely and really helps theme the whole experience. 

Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginal

Maybe an unpopular opinion, but this was my least favourite of the 3 games.

It is still an epic set with some beautiful props.  The amount of effort that goes into the building of these rooms is outstanding.

We found some of the puzzles had been duplicated from the pirate room and tweaked to fit the new theme. 

These games are definitely worth the trip to the farm. I would recommend playing them all in one visit. 

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

The theming of this room is spot on. It's set in a large area and uses the space well. You are sucked into the wild wild west straight away. 

There are some different puzzles in here that we hadn't seen before and enjoyed solving.

The venue is in a bit of a strange location, so leave yourself plenty of time to get there.  The owner was on hand to give us directions and even came out to meet us, so that made it a lot easier for us.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly

Aice in Wonderland themed room. 

This room was very pretty with some nice decorative elements. 

We enjoyed solving a couple of puzzles that we hadn't seen before. 

We got a little lost on a couple of occasions, not really sure where to go or what to do but we got back on track. 

This is a fun room for all the family. It's on the easier side so definitely a good one if you are introducing kids to escape rooms. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

I really enjoyed this game. 60 minutes to collect as much loot as you can. 

It is in theory a huge collection of puzzle book puzzles put up in frames around the room. But we were engaged and driven for the full 60 minutes and didnt stop for breath. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
original

This room definitely has a bit of the wow factor when you enter and I think it has so much potential with some tweaks here and there.

Some of the puzzles left us asking 'why?' and the heavy use of padlocks seemed a little out of place. 

There are spaces in the room that could be used more imaginatively to help create more of an atmosphere and immersion. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy

A fun, slightly eerie experience. The carnival theme is great throughout. The decor and props work well to create  a good atmosphere. I was expecting it to be a bit scary and jumpy, but it wasn't.

There are some nice games in here and it kept the 2 of us entertained. A fairly easy game though, larger experienced teams may finish it quite quickly. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

We found this room a little tired and in need of some TLC. The game itself was fairly straight forward and flowed well. 

We were left in Reception for quite a while before our game without any explanation or interaction. 

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

Another good room by this company.

Travelling into the future this time. This game is good fun and you will definitely have a giggle along the way. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlyquite easy

I love the immersion of this place.

The reception area is set up as a time machine so the story starts as soon as you walk in the building.

I think we found Tommy to be the easiest game here, but we had a great time.  Good theme throughout, good set pieces and a few unique puzzles that were really satisfying to complete. 

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

The space has been used perfectly in the game. There are some really original parts/puzzles which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Make sure you have someone on your team who is happy to fit in a small space. 

This is quite a large game but the puzzles are very achievable. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenintense

This is my favourite of all the rooms here. Immersed from start to finish. The simple use of sound created the perfect atmosphere. We were on edge constantly. 

Jump scares here and there, parts of the game definitely took me out of my comfort zone, but it was great fun!!! 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverfamily friendly

We weren't sure what to expect with this room as we know nothing about Halifax. However, this really didn't matter

 The puzzles were really clever. This is a challenging room for a team of 2 but very doable. 

Highly recommend all of the rooms at this venue. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivegreat hosting

We really enjoy visiting the Escaporium. The owners are very welcoming and friendly. The games are a challenge with some good wow moments and puzzles you won't have seen before. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenquite difficult

Jam packed with puzzles, this kept us busy from start to finish. I think we JUST managed to escape in time. 

This company never fails to impress. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy

We played this room before it changed it's name/brand and became Enigma. 

It had great potential with a good theme and set. However it was on the easy side and lacking in puzzles. 

I have heard that the game has now been changed up a bit and more puzzles introduced. I would be interested in trying it again. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
😨creepy

A creepy room rather than a scary room. Suitable for all the family. 

We enjoyed seeing a variety of puzzles in this room, moving away from the padlock heavy rooms and using a range of tech instead.

Some short dark periods/areas that slowed us down a little. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersivefamily friendly

Wow. What a set! 

No effort has been spared to create this game. Fully immersive.

Some nice new puzzles and good use of tech. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersive

This is a visually beautiful room, really immersive.

You feel like you are actually part of the original film. 

Good use of space with a nice variety of puzzles. 

The kids will LOVE this room. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
broken tech

A good idea in theory. However this room felt like it hadn't passed the test of time. Definitely in need of some TLC.

The hosting was a little bizarre too, this didn't really put us at ease. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Lots of number/Maths based puzzles. Got a little repetitive. 

Good theming throughout. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalquite easy

Well themed, thought provoking room. 

On the easy side. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

One of the better rooms at this location. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy

One of the better Christmas rooms that we have played, although a little on the easy side.

Perfect for families with children. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Nice fun room. Family friendly. 

Beautiful set.

Runs alongside the magic room at the other venue. It's nice that the 2 stories run back to back

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Worth a play but not one of their best. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy

Not a good experience. Didn't feel finished. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
unoriginalquite easy😨creepy

This game was ok. Some nice little spooky bits, but not a scary room.

It was on the easy side. 

I'm not sure how old this room is but it definitely felt aged and not in a thematic way. 

There was one part which I really didn't understand. I don't want to give any spoilers so this will be vague. There was part of the game that was supposed to ramp up the scare factor, but this didn't work. We were just stood in a passage, unable to progress, uncomfortably waiting for this part to end. 

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

I do prefer the other games at this venue, but this did not let them down. 

Some nice puzzles that we hadn't seen before. 

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

Lots of fun from start to finish.

Some nice set pieces to really tell the story. Not a scare room.  Family friendly. 

Fabulous hosts who are always happy to chat and make you feel welcome. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivepoor hostingquite easy

Some really nice set pieces, quite unique.

We had an obvious tech fail. These things happen, it's understandable. But rather than owning the fail and apologising, the GM went round the houses trying to explain how it was tough to activate the prop as it has to be super accurate and maybe our 20+ attempts at activating the prop were not exactly on the correct spot.  This was infuriating. 

Without this fail, we would have left with a better overall feeling towards the game.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingintense

Very immersive.

Great decor and theming. 

Lots of fun!

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivegreat hosting

Great owners. Very welcoming and friendly.

Highly immersive game. Good fun!!

A few spooky and jumpy bits along the way but I wouldn't say it's a scare room. 

Can't wait to play the newest game on our next trip. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Good theming and production value.

Good flow with Utopia. 

Some big leaps of logic. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techoriginalbroken tech

Played back to back with Dystopia. I prefered this over the other one.

Interesting idea, a few different prop pieces and puzzles.

On entry we were told of a broken puzzle that we had to ignore. We then end up having tech issues with another puzzle.

I just don't understand why some companies run broken games. 

Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Not the best.

One Maths puzzle was beyond ambiguous and left all four of us frustrated.

One puzzle was interpreted incorrectly, when we asked for this explaining, our GM said that their printer cartridge was low on ink so the colours on the 2 props didn't match up properly.

Disappointing.

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techfamily friendly

Great fun with a solid theme throughout. 

Some interesting puzzles. Needed a little help along the way. 

Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingfamily friendlygood themingquite easy

A clear Egyptian theme throughout. 

Solid puzzles, good flow and signposting.

Definitely one of their easier games. 

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