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Review: Safe House - Lucardo, Rawtenstall

Room Story - from Lucardo

Notorious gangster Tommy Neil is one of the most wanted criminals in the country. You have been chasing his tail without success for nearly ten years, his luck seems to be running out - his right-hand man has turned himself in to the authorities. He is currently in a safe house before being entered into witness protection. As the lead investigation team in this highly coveted case, it is your job to interview the witness and extract everything possible to finally convict Tommy. Be prepared for twists and turns in this epic game.

Key Stats

Room NameSafe HouseVenueLucardoLocationRawtenstall, UKDate01/09/2019Escape Time46:46Team Size3My Recommended Team Size2 - 4

Lucardo Rawtenstall is one of our favourite venues, so we were really excited when they announced the opening of their 4th game. Safe House is set in the same “world” as their other game, Corruption.

As always at Lucardo, there’s an interesting and theatrical start to the game as you make your way …
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Room Story - from Time Race

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Room NameEscape 999VenueTime RaceLocationBury, UKDate01/09/2019Escape Time25:14Team Size3My Recommended Team Size2 - 3

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Room Story - from Tulleys

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Room NameMutinyVenueTulleys Escape RoomsLocationCrawley, UKDate17/08/2019Escape Time48:28Team Size3My Recommended Team Size2 - 6

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Room Story - from Compendium

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Room NameBedlamVenueCompendiumLocationBury, UKDate11/08/2019Escape Time53:38Team Size3My Recommended Team Size2 - 4

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Room Story - from Compendium Escape Rooms

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Room NameWrong Turn v2VenueCompendiumLocationBury, UKDate14/07/2019Escape Time54:33Team Size3My Recommended Team Size3 - 5

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