Gespielt am: 18 Oct 2022Teamgröße: 2Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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After playing the Christmas revamp of Remy's room last year I was looking forward to seeing what the gang at Cluefinders could do with The Tomb and I was not disappointed!
There's a clever twist right from the start that I won't spoil for you but it feels like a whole new room. Every single puzzle is brand new and there isn't a single trace of the old ones which can always be a danger in an overlay of an existing room.
The puzzles are as clever as you'd expect from Cluefinders, sometimes tricky but never unfair. There is the right balance between signposting and letting you find your own way through and having those great moments of discovering new things.
Theming remains superb throughout and there's a twist on the clue delivery system that I absolutely loved too. Hosting is always going to be good from Dannie & Kelvin and this visit was no exception.
Cluefinders are my favourite escape room centre and after two fantastic revamps of existing rooms I cannot wait for their new room to open!
Another amazingly themed room that really felt you were put onto a stricken submarine. The smoke machine was turned up to the max and with a torch that could clap out any second it made you want to get going as soon as possible.
Following on from our failure in the previous room we took our first of three free clues to get going and I feel we flowed well from there. The puzzles were all clever enough with a good range from searching to a bit of maths and some riddle solving too.
As the game progressed we got some to see some equally well themed spaces and some more very clever puzzles that resulted in an escape this time and the restoration of my pride!
Well it had to happen, after 90 odd escape rooms I had my first failure!
The game took place in a beautiful space, really well designed and ticked a lot of my sci-fi nerd boxes. There was a clear story line and this led to some clever and challenging puzzles throughout the room.
The clue system was on a ‘Three for free and anymore adds to your time’ system. I’ve not had a lot of experience with this kind of system and I think that’s where it started to go wrong.
My friend who I played with was more keen to ask for clues than I was, I think I wanted to ration them out and not go over the time. But in hindsight I realise if we had have asked sooner than we would have got out.
Talking to Sam our host he did say that the rooms had been designed to make you really work hard for the victory. With red herrings you had to work to find in the first place thrown in and some ways of inputting a solution not put in a logical order, I’ve never felt so much like a room was designed to really stack the odds against you escaping. It was a novel experience and I know next time to put my pride aside, take the time penalties and make sure I escape.
Gespielt am: 21 Sep 2022Teamgröße: 2Benötigte Zeit: 38 mins
Nicely themed room with a good flow to it and the added bonus of a sound effect for when something opens somewhere in the room so you’re not left scratching your head. Good mix of puzzles with excellent sign posting.
Warm welcome from our host who gave a good brief. We needed one clue which was due to a search fail on our part. We were given the option of unlimited clues or veteran mode of 3 clues which i loved.
Only bugbear was the lack of microphones in the room. Not an issue during our game but novices could struggle with it.
Gespielt am: 28 Aug 2022Teamgröße: 2Benötigte Zeit: 48.34Ergebnis: Entkommen!
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Our game started with Beth giving us our intro and having a good chat about rooms we’ve done and loved before she set the scene well and got us into our room.
A brilliantly themed room that I’ve come to expect from Breakout Chester, they really seem to be the best in the Breakout franchises.
As others have said, a rare case of a room without padlocks and blimey we found it difficult because of this. All the puzzles made perfect sense and there were some really clever ones in there, but we started slow, made some silly mistakes and basically fell apart from there!
Beth was nice and cryptic with her clues, just giving us a nudge in the right direction.
We did make it out with an ok amount of time on the clock but this is the first room in ages where I’ve actually thought we might not make it out!
Overall a fun room that kept us on our toes until the door finally opened.
Gespielt am: 28 Aug 2022Teamgröße: 2Benötigte Zeit: 43.18Ergebnis: Entkommen!
I ruddy loved this room! Just a really good, classic escape room.
The game starts with an intro video that actually got a laugh from me and from there padlocks galore but other kinds of puzzles too which I won’t spoil here but all very clever and all keeping with theme.
If you’ve done any of the previous rooms that were in this space then what they’ve done with it will be a nice surprise.
Seb was an excellent host, he set the scene well and kept to our request to only offer clues when we asked. (Needed 3 clues, 2 because we were being dense).
I really think this is an escape room fans escape room, nothing too tricky that stopped the flow of the room just nice clever puzzles.