The Brunel Enigma


Played 29th July 2018


“The year is 1842. Your friend and colleague Isambard Kingdom Brunel has sent for you by telegram. When you arrive at his office, he is missing and all is not as it seems. Fearing for his life, and with a limited time, you must work through the clues he has left, to find out what has happened and hopefully regain contact with your friend. Expect an early Victorian, Bristolian twist in this intriguing puzzle escape room.”


We were given a very warm welcome by Tom and Justin to Riddlr. They gave us a little background story to how they come to open Riddlr and what the sorts of experiences they hope anyone who plays a game, leaves with. They gave us a quick safety brief and then we were taken to our room where we were given the plot to Brunels Enigma.

Room Set Up

The rooms was well lit and spacious, there was plenty of space for the maximum sized team of 6 players. The decor was minimal but was enough to be immersive.

Game Play

The game was quite linear and had a really good flow. Tasks are varied with a mixture of code breaking, mathematical, observational and logical puzzles. Locks were a combination of date, code, key and electronic openings.

Clue System

Riddlr have a very inventive clue system, which is very in keeping with the theme. Inside the room we had a phone, where prerecorded clues were given to us by Brunel.

Escape Time

55 minutes 1 second

Our Overall Rating

Puzzles ★★★☆☆

Immersion ★★★★

Difficulty ★★★★★

Wow Factor ★★★☆☆

Overall Experience ★★★

We loved this game at Riddlr, it was our temporary team mate Nataile’s first ever escape and she wasn’t disappointed. Riddlr have done a really good job at creating an immersive experience with Brunels Enigma, and made it feel as if we had really stepped in to his office. The clue system that Riddlr have created just adds to the immersion of the game as you are in contact with a character of the story rather than a host on the outside of the game. Which is something we are really fond about whilst playing this game along with the fact they have used local history of the area which makes this game so unique. We would highly recommend a visit to Riddlr if you are in the area, and we are looking forward to play other games they have to offer.


2 Players   £50

3 Players   £69

4 Players   £84

5 Players   £95

6 Players   £102

The Brunel Enigma Riddlr Website



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