Played 19th May 2018
“Cosily seated in the First Class dining car and on your way to London for a conference, you and your colleagues are approached by a flustered train manager who is worried about the goings on in one of the sleeper cabins. Knowing of your professional skills, he asks you to investigate discretely and shows you the way to the carriage concerned. You find yourselves trapped in a crime scene. With the next station stop just 60 minutes away, you have limited time to uncover the truth in this escape room and alert the authorities”
This was booked as a last minute as we decided to go on a little trip to Cornwall about an hour before we hit the road. We had another room book later in the day and the person we spoke to on the phone was very helpful in slotting us in with a time that enabled us to play, with enough time to get to our next room. The host at the game was warm and welcoming, we had a little chat with her about the rooms they had in both branches. She talked us through the brief and led us to the game to give the plot of the murder.
Room Set Up
The room was minimally decorated, but everything fit the theme making it seem like you were in a carriage of a sleeper train. The maximum size team of 4 maybe a little snug in places. As a two we found we it a little bit of a squeeze at times.
There was a good blend of puzzles in this game, which we liked as it enabled us to play to our strengths. It was a mixture of observational, visual puzzles, and a little bit of maths involved. Laura enjoyed this game as the “room wrecker” she tore the room to pieces looking for clues. There is an added bonus to this game where you can earn back minutes on your time at the end but as always we will let you find out 😉
Clues were given via a tv screen where the host could write hints as a tannoy announcement.
There isn’t an advertised difficulty, we would rate it 5/5
54 Minutes 50 Seconds
Our Overall Rating
We really liked this game but the room size let it down slightly, we understand it is a model representation of a train carriage but as a 2 we found ourselves on top of each other. There are elements to the game which really stood out with some little bits of physical which really got you in the mood for the game. A family with young children will enjoy this game as it has smaller spaces for the children to explore. We especially loved the extra part to the game to earn back precious minutes.
2 Players £40
3 Players £48
4 Players £60