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Review: Afterlife - X-it Games, Shipley

Room Story - from X-it Games As a mortal, to enter your afterlife, you must first die. How you die is your choice but all must enter through the void of transcendence. Only the brave will follow the light, crawl out of the grave and go to hell and back. Logical thinking and teamwork is what you need to ensure that when your hour is up your name is found in the Book of life. Will you escape and be granted your life back, or will you be left to wander the afterlife for eternity? WILL YOU BEAT DEATH HIMSELF? YOU HAVE 60 MINUTES. Key Stats Room Name Afterlife Venue X-it Location Shipley, UK Date 10/03/2019 Escape Time 54:09 Team Size 3 My Recommended Team Size 3 - 4 Review The theme of Afterlife is what initially drew me to book this game – you need to complete a series of puzzles set out by Death himself in order to save your life. At the time of writing, Afterlife is the only game at X-it. X-it is a very new feeling venue with a nice modern waiting area with lo

50th game milestone: My highlights

I played my first escape room, Contraption , at Escapologic in Nottingham on the 5th November 2016. I got the bug straightaway and wanted to do more and more games. Fast forward 28 months to 17th February 2019, where I reached my 50th game playing the excellent Crux Codicillus at The Escaporium in Halifax. I've ranked every single one of the games I've played and as I've done more, the task has become more and more difficult comparing very different games with very different strengths and weaknesses. It's also hard because I've enjoyed nearly every game I've played! So as I've hit my first major milestone, I want to have a look back and talk about some of the rooms I've enjoyed and why. To do that, I've decided to create a number of categories with a "winner" and an "honourable mention". In all honesty, many of these games would quite easily fit in multiple categories, but I've tried to choose the main reason that I rat

Review: Crux Codicillus - The Escaporium, Halifax

Room Story - from The Escaporium The King of the Illuminati has been murdered! Solve the case or it is curtains for us all! Key Stats Room Name Crux Codicillus Venue The Escaporium Location Halifax, UK Date 17/02/2019 Escape Time 54:07 Team Size 3 My Recommended Team Size 3 - 5 Review We’ve played both of The Escaporium’s other games and really loved them. We’ve wanted to go and play Crux Codicillus for quite some time and one quiet Sunday afternoon we decided to make an impromptu last minute booking. Given our love for their other games, we went with very high expectations… As always, the game started with an outline of the story. At a meeting of the Illuminati, the leader Plato has been murdered. We (also members of the Illuminati) were given the task to investigate his murder and find the murder weapon, the murderer and country they’re from. Lots to do for a Sunday afternoon! This game has one of the more unusual starts. Enrobed in our Illuminati garb, we

Review: Witch House in Scottish Highlands - Locked In, Glasgow

Room Story - from Locked In Glasgow A few relaxing days in the Scottish Highlands turn into a nightmare when you lose your way in the woods and begin to find things you wish you hadn’t … Suddenly you see a light in the distance! You think you’re saved, but you are wrong… A witch’s house is the last place you’d like to be at night. Is the witch real? Are you going to find your way home? Can you count on your intuition or on your friends??? You have 60 minutes. The clock is ticking … Will you be able to escape… Key Stats Room Name Witch House in Scottish Highlands Venue Locked In Glasgow Location Glasgow, UK Date 11/02/2019 Escape Time 56:14 Team Size 2 My Recommended Team Size 2 - 4 Review Whenever we head somewhere different and escaping isn’t our primary motivation, we still try to fit an escape room in to try somewhere new. As we were visiting Glasgow, we consulted Exit Games for a list of Glasgow games and chose the game we thought sounded the most interesti