The Logic Escapes Me

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Scramm (Banbury): The Chocolate Factory

A feelgood game. Plenty of chocolate to go around, lots of silliness and fun puzzles. You’re not going to travel across the country to play but, if you’re passing nearby, it’s definitely worth dropping in.

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Crack It (Bolton): Haunted Mansion

Sometimes rough around the edges, this is packed with fun puzzles and fantastic value for a couple of enthusiasts. Expect to get a full hour of fun with physical and mental challenges.

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AIM Escape (London): Patient Zero 2150

This was a fun game with a variety of challenges and a fantastic set, but I can’t help but feel that it fell short of its potential. This could be a fantastic mission if they smooth out some of the puzzles and enhance the finale – fingers crossed they manage that.

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AIM Escape (London): Psychopath's Den

A room with real potential, but with too many rough edges. Issues with audio and lighting greatly affected our enjoyment and the finale lost some of its potential impact. A solid set of challenges, including some real crowd-pleasers, at the core of the game suggest that it could definitely do well with the right tweaking.

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Escape Hunt (Leeds): Our Finest Hour

A solid game but one which, for me, never really took off with temperamental tech in the middle, use of technology that looked out of place for the theme, and a finale that was a bit flat. Nothing to ruin the game but enough to take the edge off of it.

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TimeTrap Escape Rooms (Reading): The Divide

An impressive achievement: exposing players to the bitter realities of homelessness, treating that subject matter incredibly sensitively, giving positive messages about how society can help and still managing to make what was a thoroughly enjoyable game. A game that you should play if you ever get the chance.

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Escape Hunt (Leeds): The Fourth Samurai

A solid game across the board – storyline, decoration, puzzles and finale were all good. If you want something that pushes the boundaries of escape rooms then go elsewhere but if it’s enough to just be good throughout then it’s a great choice.

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Deception Escape Rooms (Matlock, Derbyshire): Trapped

An enjoyable escape room with plenty of puzzles and a great sense of exploration and story. Some puzzles might have been a bit of a stretch but on the whole a thoroughly enjoyable experience in a pretty town.