Tag Archives: wartime

LetsXcape: The Rig

Newark, Nov 2019

Rated between 4 and 4.5 out of 5
After so many escape rooms hidden away in dubious industrial estates, it’s a bit of a shock to reach LetsXcape, driving through acres of landscaped gardens up to the very grand country house that is Kelham Hall. This building has recently become a ho… (more)

Escape Plan: Roll Out The Barrel

London, Nov 2019

Rated 4.5 out of 5
There are any number of games set in WW2, but I’d hazard none others that share the premise of Roll Out The Barrel: set immediately after the end of the war, you’re trying to break into the officers’ mess to get at their private stash of booze… (more)

Fox in a Box: Bunker 17

Munich, Aug 2017

Rated 4 out of 5
Fox in a Box has grown into a significant international franchise, but until now I’d never quite managed to play one of their rooms. The branch in Munich seemed like a good chance to change that, and we booked into their Bunker 17 game.
The bunker i… (more)

Lucardo: Espionage

Manchester, Jul 2017

Rated between 2.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Having rattled through the two Lucardo games that we’d booked and finished them well ahead of schedule, the staff kindly managed to squeeze us into a third room despite it being a busy Saturday daytime. Espionage is set in 1938 and has you stealing c… (more)

The Panic Room: Enigma

Harlow, Jul 2017

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
Enigma is a detective game, set in the Bletchley codebreaking centre where you have to identify a traitor from five possible suspects. I was expecting a World War Two setting, but it uses more modern technology so is present day or recent past. The g… (more)