Played 15th May 2018
Be careful what you wish for. An Englishman’s home is his castle. Or his curio if he’s a treasure hunter who’s spent a lifetime collecting trinkets from all four corners of the globe. Alexander Curio was a true eccentric. A legendary explorer who left no stone unturned in his search for gems and gimcracks. To him, life was a gamble, with fate to be decided on a whim or a flip of a coin. A mysterious loner who loved to raise the stakes until they could be raised no higher. Alexander’s life was one big puzzle. Only a select few ever got beyond his front door. You’re about to join their exclusive ranks. At first glance, Curio looks like the home of an explorer whose passion for chasing treasures has taken him from the Thames to Timbuktu. But the clue lies in the name. Secrets lie within her seemingly innocent walls and trinkets hold the key to untold riches. Fortune favours the brave but riches come at a price. Who is the man behind the enigma? Was his death the result of some cruel, cosmic irony? And does he really want to share the treasures. hidden away within the labyrinth he calls home? This is no ordinary home. Alexander is anything but an ordinary man. Now he’s inviting you into his world. But once you enter, there’s no going back
Our host was really lovely even when Laura kept probing her with questions about the game, our host also explained that there is another game going on next door and not to worry as it was the 13utcher, if you aren’t a scaredy cat like Laura then you need to play as it sounded so good but this is a review of Curio.
Room Set Up
If you are 6 ft or above in height then you might need a hard hat for this one as the ceiling a little low but this didn’t affect us in any way. The room had various objects around the room which were all in keeping with the theme and had enough lighting. The room had plenty of floor space for the maximum team size of 5. The room was shaped differently to the good old bog standard square room but there is an AMAZING reason for this, but you are going to have to play it to find out 😉
WOW you need to play and experience it to believe as you don’t understand how hard it is for us to not give spoilers out. All of the game is automated which we hadn’t been really accustomed to but once we got the hang of what was happening we found our way around. Everything was liner and flowed well which helps especially if you are new to escape rooms.
Clues were delivered by an old radio broadcast. We found at Escapologic they like to give clues in a different way, you are also not allowed to ask for help, it is only given if they feel like you need a nudge.
There isn’t an advertised difficulty rating but we would give this a 3/5
59 minutes 38 seconds
Our Overall Experience
This is the first room to achieve the highest rating from us! and it really deserves it. We still talk about this room on a weekly basis as we cannot get our heads around how good it is, we urge everyone to head over to Escapologic. The whole team were so friendly and funny, we really enjoyed our day. Simon created these games and he is either an evil genius or has a screw loose as I don’t know where any of the plans came from.
2 players £40
3 Players £57
4 Players £70
5 Players £80