Over the next few months I’m expecting another ten or so rooms to open in the capital. None have me anywhere near as excited as Oubliette Escape Rooms though. So what’s so special? Well, lots, but before I go any further, I’d like to make it clear that I have no vested interest in this
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Enigma Quests: The School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Outside the room I’ve been following Enigma Quests‘ progress since they first launched on Facebook just over six months ago, through their successful crowdfunding campaigns and their trials and tribulations in getting their venue up and running, so I was excited to see how it had turned out. Everything in advance looked good – they’d been giving
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A Door in a Wall: Appetite for Murder

Before the event Ever since The Life and Death of Paul Marrane, I’d been waiting for A Door in a Wall‘s next outing, so as soon as they announced Appetite for Murder, I emailed out to the usual suspects and started putting together a team. In fact, a team of teams – people had enjoyed last time
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A work puzzle hunt

As mentioned in a previous blog post, a few weeks ago we ran a work treasure hunt. In reality, it wasn’t really a treasure hunt. It combined elements of escape rooms, puzzle hunts and treasure hunts. This, most definitely, was not just a case of wandering round a town looking at statues, buildings and fountains (although
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Background   Before I’d even got home from City Dash: Code Red my team mates were already organising a trip to Shadow over Shoreditch, a monster packed version set over in the City. On the face of it, this looked very similar. Get codes, avoid guards, compete against other teams. We’d enjoyed it last time round, so
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A while back I came across breakout EDU, which describes itself as a platform for immersive games. They’d put together some escape style games alongside a custom box, targeted at the educational market. Being nice people, they’d also put together a kit list you could source from Amazon that was broadly the same as their custom
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CoLab Theatre: Hostage

After enjoying a Door in a Wall, which is a baby step into immersive theatre, it was inevitable that at some point I’d remove the puzzle element and try something that was pure and simple immersive theatre. That said, I was never going to be entirely comfortable with being immersed in theatre. In some sense what I like about puzzling is
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One of the joys of living in London is that so many unique events happen here. In a stunning stroke of genius, Thinking Bob and Yelp had put together a one night only, escape room popup extravanganza. They’d invited along some companies, organised for free alcohol and hired a venue near Paddington. Even better, I’d managed to get
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Exit games does an excellent blog on UK wide escape rooms, with regular news updates. If you’re not already a reader, then I highly recommend you sign up. I still think it’s interesting to have a page dedicated to London’s scene though, that can talk in a bit more detail about what’s going on, and
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A friend asked me a question about escape rooms that’s probably of more general interest, so I thought I’d write a quick blog post: We all love to show that we’re the best, and the escape room community are no different with “battle mode”/head to head/competitive escape rooms. Obviously you can play the same room at different
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