Played 2nd July 2017
”You have discovered an old board game in your attic and once opened you are engulfed by a vortex and transported into an alternative realm. After only seeing a glimpse of the terrible world inside you are thrown back into reality. Vowing never to approach the game again you attempt to leave but the door has been locked trapping you in. Glancing over to the game you see the words “The dice have been rolled.” You have no choice but to complete the game or be trapped inside the other realm for eternity. You only have sixty minutes to complete the game!”
Our hosts were very attentive and helpful for our first ever game, he explained everything to us and even gave us our first clue when we entered.
Room Set Up
The room we entered was basic however very light and airy, which represented a simple living room with a few props. The website allowed a maximum of 6 people however this might be a squeeze as you move through the game, our thoughts would be this game would comfortably fit a team of 4 people.
All the puzzles for this room were very linear, every puzzle led to the next with ease and flowed well. The puzzles differed between maths, skill, observation and simple jigsaw puzzles. There was minimial use of padlocks, most locks were key pad or electronically opened. One part of the game created the feeling of being in ‘Jumanji’ without giving anything away 😉
An Ipad was given to you at the start of the game, this had your timer and was also used for clues. Clues were given by scanning QR code. We didn’t like this system too much as it gave very generic basic clues which weren’t very helpful, using this also incurred a 5 minute penalty.
We failed!! This was our first ever room so it was to be expected however looking back at this room we now feel it would have been a breeze.
Our Overall Rating
Wow Factor ★★★☆☆
Overall Experience ★★★☆☆
We feel this game would be great for beginners and children due to the theme, the rooms were set up well and created a fun atmosphere.
2 Players £40
3 Players £57
4 Players £72
5 Players £85
6 Players £96