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Review: Virginia House - Lucardo, Manchester

Room Story - from Lucardo

A serial killer is on the loose. Every hour, on the hour for the past 24 hours a murder has taken place. The killer has been leaving clues around the murder scenes, sending Scotland Yard around in circles. Your team has been granted access to the murder scene and is tasked with cracking the clues, riddles and puzzles to track down the next location before the murderer strikes again. An innocent life depends on you.

Key Stats

Room NameVirginia HouseVenueLucardoLocationManchester, UKDate09/02/2019Escape Time47:39Team Size3My Recommended Team Size3 - 5

We’ve played all the other games at Lucardo Manchester (with the exception of Gem Runner that we played at Rawtenstall instead), so Virginia House was our final game to play. We’ve always enjoyed Lucardo’s games, so we thought we’d go along and “complete” the venue.

After the standard briefing, we were given our task. As members of a police force, we were tasked with investigating a serial killer who has alr…

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

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 …