Lucy (The Detol Crew)


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Played: 11 Feb 2024 Team size: 3 Time taken: 57:47 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenfamily friendlybroken tech
A fun game with multiple objectives! Great dungeon theming (aside from a slightly incongruous filing cabinet) and a great variety of puzzles with clear signposting and nice physical locks. A few confusing moments - there were a few number locks with coloured wheels which seemed to indicate the answers would match up to colours but didn’t; one padlock was VERY stiff and the key wouldn’t open it until the fifth try, some jiggling and wasted minutes trying other locks - which I wouldn’t have tried until the host told me that key was for that lock so it wouldn’t fit any others; and two codes were very similar so that I accidentally opened the wrong lock with another code and we then got confused as to what the other code actually was! Feel like it would benefit the game to change the code as we were told it’s happened to a lot of other teams! There was also a pre-labelled ‘do not touch’ lock which we were told didn’t work, so it didn’t seem like it had recently happened, so it would have been nice if that was fixed. But good fun overall and a good room for beginners! 
Played: 2 Dec 2023 Team size: 5 Time taken: 40:00 and all stars collected! Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersive

A perfect room to play in December, and to celebrate a birthday! Beautiful set design, plenty puzzles to work through in a great mix of styles, and such a fun story! Not as hard as Henry Fortune so more accessible for a Christmas party if you’re looking for a great activity to do with friends/colleagues, and wonderful hosting as always! 

Played: 15 Oct 2023 Team size: 6 Time taken: All murders solved with 5:16 remaining Outcome: Successful escape!
originalfunnystory-drivenquite difficult😨creepy

We had a brilliant time playing this room! The set design was amazing - you can tell a LOT of time has been put into it - it had a great variety of puzzles and locks and the whole narrative was so immersive and fun! Especially loved the magic show element and the hosts were so lovely. Can’t wait for the next instalment! 

Played: 14 Jul 2023 Team size: 6 Time taken: 60:00 with all puzzles completed and all money collected! Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalcleverquite difficult

Had great fun completing this room! Never done a room which had the theme of an escape room before, especially one themed around the company itself - very clever! Rated as quite difficult due to the sheer amount of puzzles to work on, which we completed just in the time limit, and a nice variety of puzzles too. Loved the clue system! Not quite as awe-inspiring a collection room as Daylight Robbery in Nottingham, but still so much fun. 

Played: 8 Jul 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 48:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hostingfamily friendly

Brill room! Billed as family friendly but the hardest room in the venue, took my parents to do their first ever escape room and they were able to get stuck in and understand what to do quite quickly, and we escape with around 11 minutes to go with a couple of helpful clues needed - including one that apparently everyone needs so didn’t do too badly! There was plenty to do and a nice variety of classic puzzles, and a few I’d not seen before! Theming and decoration was fab and clearly a lot of time had been spent on it, though one area was a little too dark for my liking. One or two funny jump scares added a bit of jeopardy, and the hosting was great!

Played: 24 Jun 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 54:05 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalgreat hosting

Such a fun room with great theming! Wide range of locks and plenty to do - our game host Em was great at letting us get on with it when we were on a roll, but also provided helpful clues which didn’t give too much away when we were stuck so we were pointed in the right direction, but not told exactly what to do - this was helpful when doing the room with a complete newbie! Couple of elements of the room looked a little tired but was still fun, and was accessible for a newbie. 

Played: 8 Apr 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 49:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hostingquite difficult

Fantastic! A little harder than their other room with plenty to do - a lot of non-linear puzzles so players could crack on with different things and always have something to do. Great hosting and clue system, and a nice mix of locks and more hi tech puzzles. Excellently themed and fantastically designed, loved it!

Played: 8 Apr 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 42:48 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalfunnygreat hosting

Absolutely loved this! One of my favourite rooms ever; so well designed, amazing variety of puzzle formats and really great theming which made it great fun! Loved the extra mission element and the hosting/clue system was brilliant. Always felt like we had something to do and were never at a loss of what to do next. 

Played: 8 Apr 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 59:53 with 32 tokens Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalstory-drivenquite difficult

Loved it! Such a variety of puzzles including ones I’ve never seen before, and really fun interactive elements. Really enjoyed collecting the tokens as well as completing the main escape objective. The room was so well designed and you could tell a lot of time and energy had gone into building each element, as it was themed so well. Great friendly hosting, and we enjoyed that the host took us round the room at the end to show us where the tokens were that we’d missed and how to solve the puzzles we’d missed too!

Played: 8 Apr 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 27:35 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulhi-techmagical

A really beautiful and well designed room with a lot of high tech puzzles - I do prefer there to be more physical locks but the tech worked perfectly with some nice physical elements and was very impressive! Some really fun and surprising elements which I’ve never seen before too, and I really enjoyed the theme. It was a little dark in places with no torches to help which was sometimes a hindrance but we could cope. Hosting was great too!

Played: 4 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 44:44 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-drivenepic
Played: 4 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 28:31 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersivestory-drivenquite easy
Played: 4 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 42:48 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenwell-designed
Played: 4 Mar 2023 Team size: 6 Time taken: 43:16 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulmagical
Played: 5 Mar 2023 Team size: 6 Time taken: 48:29 and all the artefacts/money! Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersiveepicquite difficult

The best room I've ever done. So much fun solving all the puzzles to steal all the artefacts, so much for everyone to get stuck into at once, a laser maze to clamber through (my favourite part!) and such a great variety of puzzles including some very hands on ones which was great, and a type of lock I've never seen before! And very satisfying to steal all the artefacts, money and the diamond with over ten minutes left and run out the door with the swag bag!

Played: 5 Mar 2023 Team size: 6 Time taken: 42:45 and 18/20 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersivequite difficult

Loved the way the room was split up into mini-rooms with things to collect along the way - very fast paced with a lot of non-linear puzzles so everyone could work on something at the same time. Beautiful design, great use of space, great hosting from James and a real variety of puzzles.

Played: 5 Mar 2023 Team size: 6 Time taken: 36:53 and all 3 relics! Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hosting

Love the Egyptian theme! So much fun to work through and a decent amount of puzzles - a couple were a little tricky so glad we had a bigger team so multiple people could look at a puzzle if someone was stuck. Great use of space and a great variety of puzzles.

Played: 5 Mar 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 43:01 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenquite easy

Some good puzzles to work through including some riddles, which I hadn't really come across before in an escape room. Quite techy with a nice hands on puzzle at the end, and intriguing use of space - never been in an escape room set in an office before!

Played: 4 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: quit after 28 mins!
immersivestory-driven🧟terrifying

Possibly not the best choice for my first ever horror room... had to tap out after 28 minutes! So creepy it was quite hard to concentrate on the puzzles in hand, a couple of jump scares - when we quit, the GM showed us round the rest of the room and explained what would have happened if we'd carried on which was really interesting, but I'm very glad we left when we did! Great use of space, lighting and sound to enhance the creepy vibe - if you love horror games, definitely do it!

Played: 4 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 43:35 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenquite easy

There weren't a great deal of puzzles to complete, which for their easiest/starter room makes sense. One of the puzzles tripped us up a bit but the others were quite hands on and fun to do, and the way the room began was very impressive.

Played: 4 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 34:26 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyimmersivestory-driven😨creepy

Great hosting by Marcus, with a funny room introduction and helpful hints only when we needed them, great variety of puzzles - including some funny ones and some really hands-on ones - and another great use of space.

Played: 4 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:13 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivestory-drivenquite difficult

SO much fun!! Would say quite difficult just as there are a lot of puzzles to solve in the time, which is great, but I don't think having an extra team member would have helped as the room was quite linear. A brilliant variety of puzzles to solve, great story and theming, and fantastic use of space.

Played: 11 Feb 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 29:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalfamily friendlyquite easy

Fun for Horrible Histories fans! There was a lot of voiceover between different sections of the room which was quite annoying as the time was still ticking while the VO was explaining what’s happening next, but it was quite exciting - HH fans might recognise the voice behind the voiceover!

Fun puzzles and younger escapers will enjoy dressing up in historical fancy dress!

Played: 11 Feb 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 29:59 Outcome: Successful escape!
broken techoverpricedquite easy

Deffo not worth £90; would have been more enjoyable if we were Peaky Blinders fans I think.

Part of the ‘set’ in the room had a padlock on which was nothing to do with the game, but wasn’t marked as such - we spent a while trying to use the set to see if it was part of the game or find a key for the lock - the host even said people spend time trying to find a key to the lock, so it seems strange they wouldn’t put a ‘do not touch’ sticker on or tell people that it’s not part of the game prior to entering. 

Feels like there were very few puzzles to solve, but they were quite varied, if easy - a lot of mag locks though. 

Played: 11 Feb 2023 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hostingquite difficult

Brilliantly designed room with lots to do, and a large variety of puzzles - even the waiting room was themed! Loved it!

Played: 2 Feb 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting
Played: 20 Jan 2023 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalbroken techpoor hosting

Was a shame really as it would have been brilliant if we’d had a different host - space jail is a great theme! - part of the fun of escape rooms is having the chance to work things out on your own, which is hard to do when you’re told exactly what to do throughout the 60 mins!

One of the mag locks broke which meant we didn’t actually have to complete one of the puzzles to open the lock…

Played: 6 Feb 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 24 Jan 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 17 Jan 2021 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 22 Nov 2020 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 29 Nov 2020 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 22 Nov 2020 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 5 Jun 2020 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 15 May 2020 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 19 Apr 2020 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 5 Feb 2020 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 28 Dec 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 22:53 Outcome: Successful escape!
very easy
Played: 28 Dec 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 30 Apr 2022 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 9 Sep 2019 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 16 Feb 2019 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 16 Feb 2019 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 16 Feb 2019 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 16 Feb 2019 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 16 Feb 2019 Team size: 3 Outcome: Failed :-(
Played: 25 May 2017 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 17 Dec 2016 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 13 Apr 2017 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Played: 29 Dec 2018 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
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