Here’s this week’s round up of all I’ve heard about the local escape room scene. If there’s anything you think is missing from here or you have some news then let me know via email and I’ll add it in the next update.
Company news and rumours
- Escapade Cobh opens this month, unsurprisingly in the town of Cobh, just outside Cork. Teams are already appearing on their Twitter feed and they’re taking bookings for two rooms from July with a third due in September.
- Up in Northern Ireland, Escape Rooms Belfast is opening its doors in a couple of weeks with two copies of Major Plott’s Revenge, a room which strongly suggests they’re related to Edinburgh’s Escape Hour. The website implies that there’s room for three games and they’ll be filling their remaining space with a third copy of the same game.
- Escape Games London has finally woken up after a brief flurry of test game reviews in February and looks like it’s about to open for business properly. Plans for three games, but only one looks to be opening to begin with. See Groupon offer below.
- Cardiff seems to be hotting up with yet another planned venue. This time round it’s Adventure Rooms Cardiff which looks set to open this week with a single game – The Mad Scientist.
- Escape, the rapidly expanding Scottish franchise, are opening what, at least for the moment, appears to be a temporary room Val McDermid room. According to that link, it’ll be open by September although it’s expected to run for more than the three days listed there.
- Hat tip to Jackie from Exit Games Scotland, who pointed me at plans for an escape room to open in the town of Kilmarnock. Escape Rooms Kilmarnock has a website, Facebook page and Twitter account but no information on numbers or themes on games as of yet.
- The South
- Hour Escape Rooms opened in Peterborough. Starting with two rooms, Dr Paulitious’s Lab and Airlock, they already have plans to add a head-to-head pair of rooms called Time Bomb.
- The Midlands
- [ESC] Enter Solve Conquer have opened in Chesterfield. Their website points very clearly towards plans for three rooms, with the first of those, Exposure, available now.
In the media
- The Derby Telegraph ran a story on Make Your Escape.
- Clue HQ Glasgow. £39 for up to 6 people.
- Escape Games London. £20-40 for 1-3 people.
- Quest Room in London. £52 for up to 5 people, £34 for up to 3 people.
- Instinctive Games in Mansfield. £19-34 for 2-5 people.
- ExCLUEsive Games in Newbury. £44 for a team of 3-6 people.
- Hidden Rooms in London. £31-£58 for 3-5 people.
- Escape Live in Southend-on-Sea. £35 for up to 5 people.
- Alien Escape in Southend-on-Sea. £15 per person or £55 for 4.
- BreakFreeNI in Lisburn. £39 for up to 6 people.
- Escap3d in Belfast. £36 for up to 8 people.
- Devastate in Swansea. £45 for up to 5 people.
- Clue HQ in Birmingham. £39 for up to 6 people (Bunker 38b only).
- Code to Exit in Altrincham. £25-40 for 2-4 people (Blueprint only).
- Lockdown Escape in Warrington. £39 for up to 6 people (The Lost Souls only)
- Escape in Blackpool. £22-£38 for 2-4 people (Taken only).
- Trapped in Bury are running a discount for their Cursed Clown Carnival. Use CCC30 to get 30% off
- Escape Game card valid at a number of rooms across the UK and costing $20.
That’s all folks
That’s all I’m aware of. If any of the above is incorrect then let me know via email or in the comments below, or equally if you’re aware of other news, discounts or competitions, and I’ll include updates in the next edition.
Thanks for reading!