Bank Heist

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Played 25th October 2017

Theme

“In this adventure, we ask you to rob the crown jewels from the bank. We have hacked their security cameras, providing you a small window of opportunity. Find the clues and solves the puzzles to get one step closer to breaking into the vault! 60 minutes…the clock is ticking.”

Hosts

We had a very warm welcome from the front of house, she went through all of the usual briefing and took us down to our room to meet our host; each room had a dedicated host. Our bags were locked in a locker and we were ready to get started.

Room Set Up

The room size was good for the maximum size team which is advertised as 6 players. There are certain elements of the game where only 2 team members are required. The room set up was very sparse, poor lighting with minimal props to captivate you into the story.

Game Play

This was a very liner game which flowed well throughout. The game used mainly key and coded padlocks and a unusual opening system which was new to us. Puzzles consisted of skill and logic, with one physical element. For the two of us there was a average amount to do within the hour however a team of 6 may feel a little underwhelmed with a lack of tasks.

Clue System

Clues were given via a telephone system and delivered by your host. which is our preferred method

Escape Time

55 minutes

Our Overall Rating

Puzzles ★★☆☆☆

Immersion ☆☆☆☆

Difficulty ★★★☆☆

Wow Factor ☆☆☆☆

Overall Experience ★☆☆☆☆

This room was not our favourite by far, it lacked in all areas. This is a good room as a team building activity as they have 6 identical rooms which would enable up to 36 players to play simultaneously. If your a first time gamer you may like this room, although experienced players would leave disappointed.

Price

2 Players   £52

3 Players   £78

4 Players   £104

5 Players   £130

6 Players   £156

Although this game has 6 identical rooms for up to 36 people at £26pp

Escape Entertainment Bank Heist Website

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Germ

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Played 28th August 2017

Theme

“You have been captured by insurgents whilst investigating allegations of chemical weapon stocks within the eastern territories during the cold war. A double agent has left you clues that could lead to your escape….”

Hosts

The host was very welcoming, upbeat and friendly. She went through the necessary briefing with us and took us to our room.

Room Set Up

The room decor was very sparse, the lighting was dim but this was all in key with the cold war theme. The maximum team size is 8 which would fit in this room with ease at the start, this will become a little snug towards the end.

Game Play

Puzzles in this game were mainly cryptic, pattern guessing and the ye old’ faithful jigsaw! We struggled with one part of the game and had to ask for assistance, the host had to enter our room but had issues helping us as well, this didn’t take away from the enjoy-ability of playing. locks were either coded or key locks.

Clue System

The clue are delivered by telephone situated at the entrance to the game, they are given directly from the host, this personally is our preffered method.

Escape Time

51 minutes

Our Overall Rating

Puzzles ★★★☆☆

Immersion ☆☆☆☆

Difficulty ★★☆☆☆

Wow Factor ☆☆☆☆

Overall Experience ★★☆☆☆

We enjoyed this game however we found it lacked in some parts, this is a great room for first time gamers.

Price

4 people   £80

5 people   £100

6 people   £120

7 People   £140

8 People   £160

Smaller teams can make bookings over the phone.

Escape Room Plymouth Germ Website

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Rescue Cid

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Played 24th July 2017

Theme

“Your friend Cid was playing poker in the back room of the Ring O Bells. He has lost £2K and accused the other players of cheating. These guys aren’t to be messed with and have gagged and bound Cid and locked him in the cupboard. You have one hour to find Cid and rescue him before these gangsters return to dispose of him !”

Hosts

Our host was really friendly and you could tell he loved the rooms he created. It was quite a busy day and couldn’t spend much time with us but explained the necessary do’s and dont’s during the brief.

Room Set Up

For an interdependent company the room set up was great, a lot of attention to detail which fully immersed you into the story. The room was slightly small and dimly lit at first however opened up with better lighting as the game went on. The room was on the small side to allow the maximum however later on team of 8 would have adequate floor space.

Game Play

The puzzles were clearly marked as to what was required to open them, the room was more non linear puzzles but had clear markings to what parts were related. All the locks were either coded or key padlocks. The puzzles were a mix of mathematics, logical and a lot of searching involved, with great use of old electrical equipment to take you back in time.

Clue System

Clues are delivered by a telephone located at the entrance and given personally by the host, we prefer this method as you can ask the host to explain something if you don’t understand what has been said.

Escape Time

55 Minutes

Our Overall Rating

Puzzles ★★★★★

Immersion ★★★★★

Difficulty ★★☆☆☆

Wow Factor ★★★☆☆

Overall Experience ★★★☆☆

We thoroughly enjoyed this game as we were surprised at how much attention to detail there was. This room would be great for an older audience, due to the story, a younger audience may not understand some of the tasks.

Price

4 People   £80

5 People   £100

6 People   £120

7 People   £140

8 People   £160

Smaller teams can make bookings over the phone.

Escape Rooms Plymouth Rescue Cid Website

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Jungala

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Played 2nd July 2017

Theme

”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!”

Hosts

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.

Game Play

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 😉

Clue System

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.

Escape Time

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

Puzzles ★★★★

Immersion ★★★☆☆

Difficulty ★★☆☆☆

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.

Price

2 Players   £40

3 Players   £57

4 Players   £72

5 Players   £85

6 Players   £96

Escape Reality Jungala Website

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