James Bloodworth


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Gespielt am: 20 Apr 2024 Teamgröße: 4 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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I’d heard some buzz around this games as to how beautiful it was and they were not lying.  One of the most beautiful and ornate games I’ve ever played.  The care a thought that’s gone into every element is very much on show throughout.  It’s hard to put into words without giving spoilers easily one of the best escape experiences I’ve had for a while.  From the fabulous opening to the transition between spaces.  I like Escape Rooms to give a sense of story, wonder, exploration and this delivers in spades.  If I was nit picking then I could say that there aren’t many puzzles but the ones that are there are multi-layered in their approach and solution.  Sign posting and flow was excellent and I don’t think there were any points where we stood around looking confused.  Hints were delivered by a device you take in with you.  Any trip to Amsterdam should include this fabulous experience.  The finale is very well done although (nit picking again) it’s primarily a viewing experience but nothing I’ve seen before in an Escape Room.This game ranked at only 31 at least years TERPECA which means the games above it should be something else as this was amazing.
Gespielt am: 10 Mar 2024 Teamgröße: 3 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Gespielt am: 9 Mar 2024 Teamgröße: 3 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Gespielt am: 09/03/2024 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Gespielt am: 12 Nov 2022 Teamgröße: 3 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
Gespielt am: 17 Feb 2024 Teamgröße: 3 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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The second game here also features a split start  but you aren't seperated for long.  Theming is relatively plain (I'm still not sure why they called it a torture chamber) with minimal props present.  Game play is mostly linear and nothing here will probably surprise you.  We had a couple of issues with some puzzles when we had to find numbers on a wall, we found a splodge that was supposed to be a number but it wasn't clear.  They produced all of their games in house and it shows, the ideas aren't terrible but the execution could do with some work.  I think this is the better game at this venue but I wouldn't make a special trip to get here.
Gespielt am: 17 Feb 2024 Teamgröße: 3 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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This game didn't start well for us as it turned out there was a fatal reset fail that mean't we couldn't progress so we were taken to their other room to play that (we had booked both) while they resolved the issue here, the GMs couldn't have been more helpful or engaged with us.  This room is a split start with one volunteer being locked up.  There seemed to be an interesting story to the room but it wasn't really expounded upon.  The puzzles were mostly linear but the sign posting isn't great and we needed to be hinted a couple of times (over a walkie-talkie which isn't my favourite) as it just wasn't clear what we needed to tackle next.  I don't think we had as negative a time as some reviews I've read but I wouldn't make a special journey to play this venue.
Gespielt am: 17 Feb 2024 Teamgröße: 3 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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We had escaped White Room so we were then led back up two flights of stairs for their secopnd room.  It's no surprise that this is a split start and you are seperated by being handcuffed so release is your first goal and this is handled relatively quickly.  The rest of the room progresses in a mostly linear fashion with a couple of nice ideas handled well.  Our host was the same as before and she ran the game very well.  I think I preferred this game to the White Room but there really isn't much in it.
Gespielt am: 17 Feb 2024 Teamgröße: 3 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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It's hard to review this game without major spoilers so I will be cautious.  This is a mostly linear game with items you find initially not being needed until latter stages in the game.  Observation is key here as we found the start a little difficult until we got into our rhythm and when we did the signposting worked and we successfully escaped (even though it wasn't initially clear that we had).  Clues were delivered via screen and our host was attentive and nudged us at exactly the right time.  We escaped but it wasn't clear we had escaped until we heard the host coming up the stairs.  I've played a similar room as Escape Kent and I think they did it better.  
Gespielt am: 14 Jan 2024 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
schönimmersivstory-getrieben
I hadn't booked this game as the blurb said it had a minimum player count of 3 and this weekend it was just 2 of us.  But we asked while we were there and the owner agreed to let us try.  I like games that take us on an adventure and this absolutely did.  The theming is excellent, puzzles were absolutely in keeping and kept the game moving forward (attention to detail is key!).  There's a couple of great transitions and a fabulous exit.  There's an awful lot to like here.  There is one moment where you need a third person, we knew what we had to do and a GM came in, we told them and they did it and then they left and we carried on.  The GMs couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating, I'm now hoping I can convince them to let us play their other games...  If it's as good as this then it will be worth it.
Gespielt am: 14 Jan 2024 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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After a weekend of Christmas games (my ER Partner loves them) I thought there was nothing left to surprise me.  I was wrong.  This is a fabulous game with a lot of puzzles, an interesting beginning and a thrilling end.  All puzzles are suitable themed and there is a logical and linear progression through the room.  There's a couple of puzzle variations I'd not seen before and its clear that is a redress of a previous room but its still absolutely in keeping.  This was a fabulous and thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Gespielt am: 14 Jan 2024 Teamgröße: 2 Benötigte Zeit: 00:31:09 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
I had a great time when I visited EO back in the Summer (they'd been on my radar for a while) so when this new room opened coupled with the popup Christmas room I knew I had to plan a return.  From a brilliant opening (that's one of my favourite openings of all time) to some great transitions between areas to the fantastic and varied puzzle design.  This is a fabulous room and is now my favourite at the venue (ahead of Scary Tale but it's close between them).  EO have flown under the radar for a while but I really do think it's one of the best venues I've been to due to the quality and the varied nature of the games.
Gespielt am: 14 Jan 2024 Teamgröße: 2 Benötigte Zeit: 00:44:12 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Taking the space from the old captive game, Joey's Revenge is a sequel to a Christmas game from last year that I didn't get chance to play.  This is a fabulous game with lots of appropriately themed puzzles that should leave you with a wide grin on your face.   There are multiple areas which allow for some non-linear gameplay and there is a combination of both padlock and technical solutions.  Another great game from a company that really should  be on any enthusiasts (or anyone really) radar to visit.
Gespielt am: 13 Jan 2024 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
A beautiful Christmas with some wonderfully designed puzzles with a brilliant denoument.  This is everything I want in a Christmas room.  We even got to do the bonus puzzles, brilliant game from a brilliant venue.
Gespielt am: 13 Jan 2024 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Not every company does a Christmas room and even fewer do 2!  This is their second Christmas room at their new location in a shopping mall (with the weirdest car park ever!).  As before, all of the usual tropes are there with some clever puzzles and fun festive frolics.  I think the game at their other site is better but this is still a fun way to pass an hour.
Gespielt am: 13 Jan 2024 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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This is a  Christmas themed adventure where you need to power up Santa's sleigh so he can deliver presents around the world.  This is a fun relaxed game with all of the Christmas components you would expect.  Puzzles are well handled and feature all of the imagery that comes with the festive period.  There's a lot of padlocks in this game but the puzzles Of the two Christmas games offered by this company, I think this is the better one.
Gespielt am: 13 Jan 2024 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Christmas games have become more and more a part of the Escape Room universe, whilst each game is different, they all tend to have similar parts.  Christmas trees, silly hats, presents, crackers, tinsel, etc.  This is a very linear room where you move between 24 puzzles (advent!) with each puzzle giving you hints how to solve the next one.  This is a very fun room that will leave you with a smile on your face when you leave.
Gespielt am: 13 Jan 2024 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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It's been a while since I've got my X-Files vibe on but this game more than fulfils the fantasy of finding alien life.  The latest game from this venue was also the first one I've played here (been trying to visit for a while but never quite made it).  You have to gain entry to a house and then find the alien within.  This game is incredibly well done, the theming is very much on point throughout and the puzzles are a great combination with utilising either tech or traditional padlocks.  Special mention must be given to the signposting/flow, normally we hit a point where we're not sure where to go next, we never had that here.  This is a top notch game that should be on your play list.
Gespielt am: 25 Nov 2023 Teamgröße: 3 Benötigte Zeit: 57:00 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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A classic room game fearuring a combination of search, deduction and translation(!) puzzles.  Play is mostly linear with a couple of surprises in later rooms that are executed well and should bring a smile to your face.

Gespielt am: 25 Nov 2023 Teamgröße: 3 Benötigte Zeit: 54:37 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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This game is quite child friendly with some fun theming.  The beach theming is minimal but effective, this is a relatively straight forward room but there’s still a couple of puzzles that could trip you up.

Gespielt am: 25 Nov 2023 Teamgröße: 3 Ergebnis: Gescheitert :-(
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Taking over the space from “The Cage”, this is a large multi room game which features a split start told with a novel tale.  Story is good and theming and set pieces carry this off effectively.  Once the game starts there is a lot to do, and the game changes gear from linear to non-linear and back again and there a couple of points where it’s easy to get bogged down.  Theming is good and the puzzles are relatively standard but some are very obtuse, I think signposting needs some work to improve the overall flow of the game.  This is billed as their hardest game but I think some observation puzzles are unfair.

Gespielt am: 25 Nov 2023 Teamgröße: 3 Benötigte Zeit: 58:06 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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A classic escape room with a lot of familiar tropes.  This game is very padlock heavy and the puzzles are a combination of searching and logical deduction.  Theming is ok and is enough to convey the ideas and story behind the room.  Our host was Brad who clued us when we needed to and ran the game incredibly well.  

Gespielt am: 23 Sep 2023 Teamgröße: 3 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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The newest game at the venue and it's a heist!  You have one objective and also bonus objectives (if you have the time).  I really enjoyed this room, the puzzles were clever and relied on both observation, logic solving and some physical deduction.

Our GM was Sarah was excellent throughout and clued us just when we were getting a little frustrated.

This is a great little venue with superb hosting, with Escape Brum around the corner, this could form part of a great day out for enthusiasts.

Gespielt am: 23 Sep 2023 Teamgröße: 3 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Prison's are a perennial favourite for escape rooms and I have to say I'm a great fan.  There are some tropes that you can check off like bingo: -

Split Start in cells - check

Forced co-operation to escape cells - check

Having to put hands in toilets - check

Joking aside this is a well themed room featuring lots of tech and minimal padlocks.  You can play this game with varying difficulty levels, we chose the hardest and just made it out.  Theming is excellent and puzzles are oblique enough to be challenging.  This was my favourite room at the venue.

Our GM was Sarah was excellent throughout and clued us just when we were getting a little frustrated.

This is a great little venue with superb hosting, with Escape Brum around the corner, this could form part of a great day out for enthusiasts.

Gespielt am: 23 Sep 2023 Teamgröße: 3 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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This is a well themed room featuring lots of tech and minimal padlocks.  Theming is a good and puzzles are in keeping with the carnival theme (there are some dexterity and physical puzzles to overcome).  There is an option to have a live actor but this is not mandatory.  Puzzles flow well and in some areas are a mostly non-linear fashion and be tackled seperately.  Our GM was Sarah was excellent throughout and clued us just when we were getting a little frustrated.

This is a great little venue with superb hosting, with Escape Brum around the corner, this could form part of a great day out for enthusiasts.

Gespielt am: 28 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 4 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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I'd been wanting to play this since it got nominated for a TERPECA last year.  This is a puzzlefest style of room where you have to complete so many puzzles to get the victory.  This is slightly differnet as the room is divided into so many areas, and then these open up as the game progresses.  It's not in the same league as say Escape Quest but there's a lot to like here and the story is executed well with a lot of puzzles to solve.

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Gespielt am: 28 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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A relatively creepy room using all of the tropes you might expect of a haunting of this nature.  We had a couple of reset/prop fails in this room but it didn't impede our process too much.  Clue system was in keeping with the room and we only needed them for out search fails.  As someone else has noted, this is more of a scooby doo room than outright scares.

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Gespielt am: 28 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!

A veritable wall of puzzles and padlocks awaits here in the Versus game.  There are various victory conditions but all of it can be tackled in a non-linear fashion, stuck on one puzzle, move on to another and then come back to this one.  

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Gespielt am: 28 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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This is a clever idea and I an appreciate what must have been a huge piece of work to conceptualise, plan, build and program but I have issues.  Some of the puzzles need more signposting as things happened and we had next to no idea how to respond as the onscreen instructions were vague at best.  We had two big tech failures on this game, for one the GM came into the room as something hadn't opened correctly and another time she wasn't watching us as (we could hear her) she was on the phone to another customer so we used the option to skip the puzzle.  We had the same host for every game here and she was very good but stretched by running multiple games at once.

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Gespielt am: 27 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 00:55:34 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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They say this is their most difficult room, I would say its not (but only by a slim margin) but there is a lot to do and some tricky searching to complete.

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Gespielt am: 27 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Benötigte Zeit: 00:58:23 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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I would say this is the hardest game at this venue with some tricky puzzles, I think we had the most clues of any game we played here.  Mostly we had search fails as they are some tricky search puzzles to find the items you need to progress.  Once again, theming and scenography were on point and the puzzles were mostly relatively straight forward in execution.

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Gespielt am: 27 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Benötigte Zeit: 00:52:10 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Whilst not as strong as part 1, I would still definitely play this game, there are a couple of puzzles that are just there to slow you down by their physical nature but mostly there are very good and completely in keeping with the theme.  This game does end on a bit of a cliff hanger but apparently Part 3 is coming soon.

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Gespielt am: 27 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Benötigte Zeit: 00:45:52 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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In my opinion the best game at this venue and the best game in Basingstoke!  Theming is very much on point with both the puzzles and the story.  The story does take an unexpected turn but this segues directly into the Part 2 (I would definitely play these back to back!)  It feels rare to get a triumphant end to a game but this one definitely did.

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Gespielt am: 27 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 00:56:55
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We are in another time zone here, looking to swap important documents for fake ones.  Once again the puzzles are mixture of logic and search based (including a couple that might defeat younger players as they have no concept of how it might work!).  Theming is good but there is a possibility of an insta-fail on the last puzzle so take care.

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Gespielt am: 27 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 00:37:10 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Relatively straight forward room with you infiltrating a police station (as opposed to breaking out of one!) and trying to find proof of treason.  Theming is relatively on point with the usual mix of puzzles, couple with a couple of physical ones where communication is essential to success.  This is good fun executed competently, nothing here will surprise you but neither will it infuriate you.

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Gespielt am: 27 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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A love letter to the 80s!  This is very much a game to two halves, the first part is relatively linear from puzzle to puzzle but then it becomes very non-linear with a wide range of puzzles (including some tricky dexterity based ones).  This is very family friendly with some great moments that should leave you with a smile on your face.

Teamkollegen:cipherdelic
Gespielt am: 26 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Benötigte Zeit: 00:54:55 Ergebnis: Entkommen!

In one of the more pleasant kidnappings I've been subjected to in my escaping career!  The games moves from location to location with a similar puzzling experience as the other games at this venue.  A relatively straight forward game that potentially throws a couple of curve balls depending on your skillset.

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Gespielt am: 26 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Benötigte Zeit: 00:49:57 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Relatively straight forward creepy horror game, you can choose to either a have a "more scary" or "less scary" experience (I can't remember which one we chose in the end).  Puzzles are relatively straight forward and feature a typical combination of search, logic and visual.

Teamkollegen:cipherdelic
Gespielt am: 26 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
schönheftig

The king of point scoring Heist Games is probably still Daylight Robbery in Nottingham but don't discount this game at all as it features a diverse set of puzzles as you commit your robbery but there's a couple of set piece moments that make it stand out.  Some pieces of the set design are also outstanding and really make this game stand out.  Recommended if you like your puzzle-fest scoring kind of games.

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Gespielt am: 26 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Benötigte Zeit: 00:56:38 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Like the other game at this venue, this has some great theming and story driven beats to it.  I don't think the theming is as strong as the other game and I would suggest this game is the harder of the two but its still very much worth your time.

Teamkollegen:cipherdelic
Gespielt am: 26 Aug 2023 Teamgröße: 2 Benötigte Zeit: 52:00 Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Beautful theming, puzzles in keeping with the overall theme.  You journey back to the great fire of London in 1666 (that was started by Terileptils in Doctor Who, I remember watching it!).  Everything is in keeping with the theme and also gives you a chance to affect the ending.  This is great storytelling and an enjoyable experience.

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