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Review: Tortuga Pirates - Escape Reality, Manchester

Room Story - from Escape Reality

Port Royal, 1718. Piracy in the Caribbean is spreading more than ever. You are the Captain of the famous Mariposa ship. Your crew has formed a mutiny and locked you and some of your friends in the prison of your ship. But you can’t stay there, you need to complete the mission you were undertaking: to find Derdrake’s treasure buried somewhere in Tortuga Island. You need the treasure to get rid of a terrible curse that will transform you into a spectre. You need to hurry, the prophecy will come true with the First Moon.

Key Stats

Room NameTortuga PiratesVenueEscape RealityLocationManchester, UKDate14/04/2019Escape Time36:00Team Size3My Recommended Team Size3 - 5

Escape Reality Manchester is based in a great location in the heart of the main shopping area of the city centre. It’s in the Printworks surrounded by lots of a restaurants, a cinema, a gym and an indoor adventure golf course – so after your escape, there’s a whole day out waiting for you.

Review: Carfax - Cave Escape, Nottingham

Room Story - from Cave Escape

Journey across oceans of time as you descend into Victorian England, fearfully held under the cold grasp of something dark... evil... Undead.

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Room NameCarfaxVenueCave EscapeLocationNottingham, UKDate23/03/2019Escape Time44:49Team Size3My Recommended Team Size2 - 4

It feels like Carfax is one of those games that everybody is talking about. Whenever we’ve visited any escape room recently, I swear that most of them have mentioned this game and how good it is. That’s why we had to go and play. This game was the 2nd of 6 games on our East Midlands escape room weekend.

Cave Escape has a very gothic looking entrance at the bottom of a main road that makes its way out of Nottingham city centre. The window is full of interesting trinkets, and that theme continues as you enter the reception area that’s filled with all sorts of objects and antique looking things. It feels like you’re taking a step back in time.

When we were ready, we were taken down…

Review: The Enchanted Forest - Break Escape, Loughborough

Room Story - from Break Escape

A portal has been discovered that leads through to another world. The realm is under the control of a dark enchantress, and the forest sleeps. Can you wake it, and find a rare blue gem before the enchantress and make your escape?!

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Room NameThe Enchanted ForestVenueBreak EscapeLocationLoughborough,UKDate23/03/2019Escape Time49:52Team Size3My Recommended Team Size2 - 5

We had a weekend trip to the East Midlands to take on 6 escape rooms. This was the first game of our trip to get our brains warmed up. Break Escape is situated in Loughborough town centre next to a cinema and restaurant complex. It’s easy to find with cheap parking nearby.

We received the standard health and safety briefing and introduction to the room story. One interesting element in this game is that there are a number of side quests that allow you to get crystals that deduct time from your game. The main goal of the game, however, is to find a rare blue gem.

After the b…