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Tick Tock Unlock Manchester: The Hatch

Outside the room What do you get if you lock three escape room bloggers in a room? I fancied finding out, so I reached out to the two other people who write UK escape game review sites, ReallyFun.UK (née QMSM) and Escape Game Addicts, and asked whether they fancied playing a game together. I really didn’t expect to
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Extremescape: The Pirate Ship

Outside the room I first came across Extremescape back in August of last year and was immediately surprised by what they were doing. First, they’re in Disley, a village on the edge of the Peak District, not the traditional city/town home of existing escape games. Then they announced that their game was 90 minutes long, rather than the usual
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Code to Exit: The Test

Outside the room Having really enjoyed Code to Exit‘s game last Summer, I’d been looking forward to coming back to play their new game “The Test”. In particular, I was curious about their no-locks claim. In the past, I’ve thought about designing rooms that don’t require any keys or combinations (frankly, I’ve fantasised about it while
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Mystery Cube

Outside the room Wimbledon: a place of tennis, a place of wombles and a place a very, very long way away from North London. I’d been putting off making the trek down to the Mystery Cube for far too long, but finally it was time to put that right. In spite of the distance, a
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Normally everything you read on this blog is written by me, but it’s highly unlikely I’ll ever make it to this room in Mexico City, so here’s a guest blog by one of my regular team mates. You can see their ratings for London escape rooms here – just search for “the Blasphemer”.  Outside the room On a recent
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After a recent trip to an escape room, I was musing on what made me like certain puzzles more than others, so I thought I’d write down some of my thoughts – partly so that I can get them clear in my mind, partly so that I can point game operators at it and partly to get other
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London timeline - Feb 2016 update

A Facebook Escape Room Enthusiasts’ discussion reminded me that I’d not updated the London timeline since last August. The last six months have seen continued new openings, probably at a similar rate to the previous six months, but closures have dampened the relative growth a little. I don’t think that’s a major blip though. I believe
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At the tail end of last month, I came across Escape Room in a Box: the Werewolf Experiment, a kickstarter project to fund a tabletop escape game. As soon as I heard about it, I was instantly intrigued, excited, concerned and contemplative. How was it going to work? What a great centre piece for a party! Can they
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Welcome to the February 2016 edition of the escape rumours post. When I originally wrote the draft of this article, I said that things were quietening down, but in the meantime, plenty of new gossip has popped on to my radar, and my February calendar has exploded. Read on to find out more. Note that this is about London
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[This page is a work in progress, but publishing to allow people to start consulting it now]. This page brings together other people’s opinions on London escape rooms to give you a crowdsourced view of the games. Note that I’ve not put much effort into making it easy to use, but you can filter the results to get ratings
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