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Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-drivenai
This is a rather clever game as its run by adaptive AI which will simplify or complicate your puzzles depending on how quickly you're progressing through the game, this means you get a full hour play regardless of how good you are at escape rooms. Oh, and its a 4 player game... 
You're all given a role and a magical item which will aid you with the puzzles, you need to look out for clues and signposting on if your item can be useful. Its a beautifully built game with a magical fairy tale theme with a nice variety of puzzles which require co-operation and communication. My favourite of all the ones we played at SVP.

Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalclever
Not the biggest of space (max team size is 4) but the puzzles in there are well presented and clever.  A great room for enthusiast couples, we played as a 4 and there were points where we has to squeeze into areas to see what was going on. This was much better than I expected and the narrative worked very well with the puzzles.  
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
A fun room based around school and exams. Plenty of puzzles, and a nice mix of puzzle types. 
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly
An underwater adventure with a variety of submarine/nautical puzzles and a great finale. A really fun room.
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverfamily friendly
A fun circus/carnival themed room with lots of skill-type tasks which you'd expect to see in a carnival. The use of space is excellent with the upper area of the room utilised for the story progression so everyone can see the story unfold. Clever and fun room. 
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersive
Having played the online avatar version in 2020 I felt rather at home in this environment as it was familiar. Not all of the puzzles are the same, but the ones I recognised I left to the others in the team. 
This is a great room to play, theres lots of space to explore and plenty of hotel themed puzzles to solve. A great room to play.
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-driven😨creepy
A slightly creepy medically themed room which takes a rather dark turn. Well-themed puzzles which are punctuated with video vignettes of the consequences of what our puzzle solving has caused. 
A great finale which requires full co-operation of the team and a large amount of patience! A great room,  which illicits some surprising feelings.
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
clever
Very clever room, which require you to learn from your mistakes. After all you're here because you need to prove you've learned from your past crimes.... and if you don't learn then you'll never move on. 
Our host wasn't accustomed to running the room in English, but she did a great job despite having to cope with 4 very different accents in our team. 

Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersive😨creepy
We found ourselves in a house while a storm raged outside and soon it became apparent we were in danger... A nice variety of puzzles and come creepy moments make this ia great adventure. I found it a little too dark and dim for my eyes, especially when looking for numbers hidden in plain sight, but the adventure is set at night and I have old eyes.  
Played: Nov 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-driven😨creepy
A very clever room with some beautifully subtle signposting. The adventure starts with some nice warm-up puzzles but soon progresses to more complex and detailed puzzles which require the team to be very observant and co-operate to solve.  The narrative is quite detailed and I needed to concentrate to make sure I took in the story as I was focussed on the puzzles and wasn't paying full attention, but it all became clear in the final stages. A well-crafted game with some wonderful puzzles. A must play.
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
We played version 2 (not sure what version 1 was like) and its a great adventure with some excellent interactions. The start of the game is very reminiscent of End of the Line at ClueHQ Warrington, and I had deja vu moments for the first 20 mins, but after that it diverged and we were soon bartering for tools.
Great narrative, inventive puzzles which fit the environment and narrative well, and a nice conclusion to the wrap up the adventure. An excellent game.
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly
Fun room based around the life of Bernie Block (who is a rather chatty guy!) This is a room for beginners and families, so its mainly linear. Fun puzzles but nothing you haven't seen before.  A fun room and great for families.
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivefamily friendlymagical
This is the first time I've stood in a room for the introduction with my mouth wide open and my eyes even wider. As a fan of all the Jim Henson worlds/films my heart skipped with joy... and we hadn't even started! 
Wardrobe is a beautiful journey in a magical land with some interesting creatures (whom I spent far too much time talking to!). The puzzles are substantial and require the team to work together and your progress is nicely logged. 
The story progresses and changes into the next chapter and this has a different feel, but does wrap the narrative up nicely. I loved this room for its whimsy and its wonder. Just fabulous.
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivenintenseπŸ‘»scary
I'm in awe of this adventure. Throughout the journey you are taken from the quiet to intense and then back again.  Even in the introduction you experience a full range of emotions from humour to fear.. and at this point you haven't actually entered the Cathedral!
Speaking of the cathedral, it is jaw-dropping... its to the standard of a movie set or Disney attraction and its easy to forget you're not actually in a place of worship. The narrative is beautifully woven into the puzzles and each solve progresses the story, and they are incorporated into the environment to ensure that all players are in the right place at the right time for the "WOW! moments"... and theres plenty of those.
Its an adventure of epic proportions, with spectacular effects, moments where you can't believe your eyes. Its a must play and well worth the trip to Laval.   
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
This is an epic world, and themed around the Resident Evil / Umbrella Corp films. The attention to detail is fabulous and the production is jaw-dropping. But with so much to see and so much to explore it took us longer than it should to work out what we needed to do. But we soon progressed and were soon face to face with the tech that has taken over.... 
So much to do and so many props that make your mouth fall open with amazement. Just brilliant. 
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
A fun room themed around a mine, some fun puzzles and the first stage is well-themed, but the later stages divided the team, some of us loved it, but some of us hated it. I was in the hate it camp as frustration quickly set in. Nothing wrong with the game, the puzzles are all fair and logical, it was the environment in which you need to solve them that just wasn't for me.
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverdim lighting
A rather darker adventure, which takes you from an art gallery into the depths of hell. A variety of clever puzzles, but I struggled with some of the light levels which made it difficult to see text and details. Good room, with some great props.
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hosting
A Mad Max inspired adventure with actor interactions woven into the journey. I particularly liked the start of the game as the actor does a great job of immersing you into the world and you start with a great set of co-operative puzzles. Well themed puzzles with a great ending.    
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyfamily friendly
I never thought I'd ever play a room about the alien abduction of cattle! This room is alot of fun and doesn't take itself seriously, and has some unique moments where you do wonder what on earth the team who created the room were drinking when they came up with the ideas.  So much fun! 
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-driven
Dreamwalkers was my favourite game at Cabernet Mysteriis and is themed around entering a childs dreams. It has just the right combination of fairy tales, scary monsters and humour to make this a most enjoyable adventure. Take time to interact with the clue system, its comedy gold!!!  
Played: Oct 2023 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivefamily friendly
Absolutely fabulous adventure, I loved every moment of it.  The team as Escaporium have created an entire world in which I had several moments where I forgot I was here to solve puzzles and I just wanted to go and play at "pirates". 
Puzzle theming is superb, and they progress the narrative well which immerses you more into the story and the mission.  If you can only play a few games at Escaparium then make sure this is one of them.  
Played: Sept 2016 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite difficult
Tricky room with lots of searching and lots to do.  Typical office escape room, with journalist theming. Could use some better signposting for some of the puzzles as most new players will struggle. Fun room.  
Played: Sept 2016
immersive
Very immersive as you're in a real jail cell in the Old Courthouse. The installation of the puzzles was rather inventive as nothing could be changed in the cells, so the puzzles are in the some interesting places. Good fun and very atmospheric
Played: April 2019
funnyclevergreat hosting
This is an incredibly fun game/event doesn't take itself too seriously. The more you join in, the more fun it gets and in some cases the sillier it gets. A great combination of actor interaction, missions, puzzles, with lots of unashamed cheek and blatant blagging, will get you the golds you need to win.  
Brilliant cast, and a wonderfully unique twist on the Alice in Wonderland stories. Thinking about it I just wonder if The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar was an inspiration for Phantom Peak (Character driven, mission based tasks and puzzles).
Played: January 2024
clevergreat hostingchristmas
Cracking Christmas room, especially for a limited run pop-up.
Played: January 2024
clevergreat hostingfamily friendly
Played: January 2024
great hostingfamily friendlychristmas
Lots to do and lots of fun, an outstanding Christmas room
Played: January 2024
immersivegreat hostingfamily friendly
Played: January 2024
originalfamily friendlychristmas
Great advent calendar themed room, great concept.
Played: January 2024
clevergreat hosting
Great game flow and inventive puzzles, and I loved the many little nods(easter eggs) to so many films and tv shows. Loved it.
Played: January 2024
immersivetheatrical😨creepy
immersivestory-drivengreat hostingπŸ‘»scary

Atmospheric room with a strong theme and some outstanding theatrical moments. A must play.

Played: October 2023
clevergreat hosting
Played: October 2023
great hostingfamily friendly
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