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Review: Laboratory - Compendium, Bury

Room Story - from Compendium

You and your friends have been trusted by your uncle a retired medical professor to find and steal the Laboratory’s well-kept secret remedy needed to cure his wife Isabel. You have been you have been entrusted with all the information you need to gain entry to the lab but no idea how to find the antidote undetected and once inside you find yourselves trapped by the auto lock doors. Do you have what it takes to save a life and escape the lab with the antidote?


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Room NameLaboratoryVenueCompendiumLocationBury, UKDate20/01/2019Escape Time44:25Team Size3My Recommended Team Size3 - 5
Review

On our previous visit to Compendium, we played their first game Wrong Turn and it instantly became one of our favourite games. For a first game, we were so impressed with the level of story, immersion and quality of set. We were very excited to go back and play their new game Laboratory.

The game’s storyline is around breaking into a lab to steal an antidote for your …
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Review: The Invitation - Time Race, Bury

Room Story - from Time Race

Professor Curtis Lockwood, adventurer extraordinaire, that was how he used to introduce himself to everyone. You remember stories he would tell of his adventures around the world, all the treasure he brought back, the damsels he saved. He was a hero to you.

It had been months since you last heard from him which is why it surprised you when his butler called you and told you to meet him at the mansion.

You arrive to find the place empty, no sign or Curtis or the butler. As you look around you remember about the secret gallery he used to take you as a kid. Quickly you head inside and find a letter addressed to you.

What secrets could this letter contain? What happened to Professor Curtis Lockwood?


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Room NameThe InvitationVenueTime RaceLocationBury, UKDate06/01/2019Escape Time48:47Team Size3My Recommended Team Size3 - 5
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Review: University of Magic - Dragon's Heart - Lucardo, Rawtenstall

Room Story - from Lucardo

An announcement has been made in the University of Magic - the Dragon’s Heart has been stolen! Without this, magic as we know it is at risk. Rumours are circulating that it was seen in Oggles Magic Shop. Your task is to use your magical powers to enter Oggles, recover The Dragon’s Heart and return it back to the University of Magic. Dark forces are involved, so take care on this quest.


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Room NameUniversity of Magic: Dragon's HeartVenueLucardoLocationRawtenstall, UKDate23/12/2018Escape Time42:19Team Size3My Recommended Team Size3 - 5
Review

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Review: Alien - iLocked, Nottingham

Room Story - from iLocked

Our Alien escape room sends commands into the future, to the year 2224. Players are astronauts flying a spaceship back to Earth from the planet Next. Suddenly, the ship's self-destruct system reports unknown biomaterial. Aliens! Players have to get rid of them, but it will not be easy. How can disaster be averted? Players have to race through the spaceship's numerous modules, where they will find lots of things to investigate. Will they be able to use the space technology correctly? That depends on whether they can fight off the invading aliens. Players have just one hour to get out. This space horror-themed escape game from Ilocked is great fun for family and friend teams.


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Room NameAlienVenueiLockedLocationNottingham, UKDate16/12/2018Escape Time51:45Team Size6My Recommended Team Size4 - 6
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Review: Wrong Turn - Compendium Escape Rooms, Bury

Room Story - from Compendium Escape Rooms

You and your friends are driving along route 66 when you notice your gas running low, a friend suggests to make a turn at the next set of crossroads to see if there is a gas station… you don’t find a gas station but decide to explore the one place you have discovered by taking that WRONG TURN…. Will you escape or will you spend your life regretting that wrong turn?


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Room NameWrong TurnVenueCompendiumLocationBury, UKDate09/12/2018Escape Time46:58Team Size3My Recommended Team Size3 - 5
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Compendium is a new venue in Bury that’s only been open for less than 2 months at the time of writing. The place is designed and run by a couple of real enthusiasts, and our game history tells us that this usually results in excellent games. Bury is only a small town, but it’s strangely become a place with 3 different escape room companies (the others being Time Race and Trapped In). From our first visit, I can safely say that Compendium is an excell…