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Review: Identify - Breakout, Chester

Room Story - from Breakout

Your friend has been murdered! You know who did it, but the police do not believe you. In a desperate attempt to find justice you have invaded the killer's lair in the hopes of finding the proof to bring the killer to justice. However, the maniac could return at any time. Gather the proof and send this killer to prison before he returns. Do you have what it takes to IDENTIFY this psychopath's other victims?

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Room NameIdentifyVenueBreakoutLocationChester, UKDate02/09/2018Escape Time59:01Team Size2My Recommended Team Size2 - 5

We were heading to Chester for a weekend away and decided to play an escape room whilst we were there. As usual, I set about reading reviews and conducting my research. I found unusually that Breakout Chester had videos on YouTube showing all of their rooms. I haven’t previously found an escape room that shows the interior of the room before you play. I have mixed feelings about it – on one hand it’s great to see t…
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Review: The Dream - Lucardo, Manchester

Room Story - from Lucardo

Your dreams are always happy and delightful, but tonight something is going wrong. Your wildest dreams of finding the magic numbers are slowly slipping away, through a whirlwind of riddles, puzzles and illusions. Can you solve your way out of this dream before your chances get lost in the subconscious forever? Be aware, things may not be as they appear!

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Room NameThe DreamVenueLucardoLocationManchester, UKDate01/09/2018Escape Time51:30Team Size3My Recommended Team Size3 - 5

The Dream has been on my to-play list for quite some time and when Lucardo shared a time-limited offer on Facebook to get 20% off, I couldn’t resist diving into my empty escape room fund to book a game. I’d heard good things about The Dream and the theme sounded very appealing and different.

After a joint welcome briefing with a few other teams we separated off and received a briefing about the storyline of The Dream. Our goal for the game was simple; find the winning lotter…

Review: The Blueprint - Code to Exit, Altrincham

Room Story - from Code to Exit

This room escape will present you with an exciting quest. The goal is to travel back in time to the 1950s. There, you must search and acquire the blueprints of the hydrogen bomb and then return them to the future via the time gate. In order to achieve this goal you have to find the lost parts of the time machine, install them and repair it. The perfect puzzle room, even for beginners.

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Room NameThe BlueprintVenueCode to ExitLocationAltrincham, UKDate10/08/2018Escape Time44:54Team Size3My Recommended Team Size3 - 4

After our trip to Edinburgh a couple of weeks below and playing 4 rooms our escape room fund was at an all time low. However, when browsing Groupon I saw a great deal for The Blueprint at Code to Exit. I’d read good things about Code to Exit, so couldn’t resist a bargain to bolster our escape room funds and play a game I’d been interested in playing!

Code to Exit is based amongst a small row of shops on the outskirts of Altrincha…

Review: The Secret Lab - Locked In, Edinburgh

Room Story - from Locked In Edinburgh

A challenging room with a lot of puzzles.

1972 was the longest year in the history of mankind due to two leap seconds being added to its total length, an event that has since not been repeated. It was indeed a year of tension. Knee-deep in the cold war, America and Russia engaged in a global staring contest, causing much distrust. Research on defence systems including missiles and viruses were given increased funds. One lab in particular has a very interesting story.

The Kensie Research Lab was a marvel of 70s technology, with the best equipment money could buy. Situated in Edinburgh, smack in the middle of an old veterinary hospital so not to raise suspicion, the lab was designed around the research and creation of vaccines and viruses. The mastermind behind the project was Professor Lyall Kensie, a brilliant bio-chemist .Do you have what it takes to discover what lies within The Secret Lab today.

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Room NameThe Secret LabVenueLocked InL…

Review: The Distillery - Locked In, Edinburgh

Room Story - from Locked In Edinburgh

Delve into the depths of modern day Summerhall, a cultural center for arts and alcohol lovers alike! We’ve partnered up with our neighbours at Pickering’s Gin to create a challenging and immersive experience- Locked in the Distillery.

Your mission here is to uncover the identity of the disgruntled employee plotting against the Distillery, find out what they’re up to, save yourself and save the gin!

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Room NameThe DistilleryVenueLocked InLocationEdinburgh, UKDate29/07/2018Escape Time43:22Team Size3My Recommended Team Size3 - 5

On day two of our Edinburgh trip we headed to Locked In Edinburgh to play two of their games. We’d heard really great things about The Secret Lab, but since we were there, we also decided to play The Distillery as well. We’re really glad we did as it was actually our favourite game of the four we played on our weekend away.

Locked In is in a great location, it’s in a former veterinary school on the outskirts of…