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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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Exit Madrid: Cold War - Double Agent

Outside the room Our weekend was rapidly coming to an end, but before heading home I had one last escape game to bring the total to five in 24 hours. After a brief breath of fresh air, it was back indoors with a new group to play Exit Madrid‘s “Cold War – Double Agent”. Having just broken their record
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Exit Madrid: The Laboratory

Outside the room The third company that I’d selected for the weekend was Exit Madrid. Same reasons as before – good reviews on TripAdvisor (in fact, I think they were top) with experienced players rating them highly. Not too far from the centre, and as luck would have it, perfectly placed on the way to the airport,
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Fox in a Box Madrid: Zombie Lab

Outside the room Conveniently, on our Saturday night in Madrid we’d booked a restaurant just off Gran Vía and our reservation ended at 10:45pm. Convenient, because Fox in a Box is situated just a block or two away and has an 11pm slot – the latest in Madrid. No doubts what I was going to be
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The Rombo Code: Casanova

Outside the room Half an hour after I’d left their other room I was back in the Rombo Code to play “la fuga de Casanova”. This time round it was a bit different because it was our teambuilding event. We’d split 18 people into six groups and then lined up the groups in pairs to play the “battle
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So how have things moved on since the last update in August? Well, I did indeed visit Escape Hunt – Theft from the Laboratory, Breakout Liverpool – Classified, St Helens vs the Lizards, Code to Exit: Blueprint, Breakout Manchester – Virus, Escape Plan – The Adventure Begins and City Dash: Code Red. Phew. And, unbelievably, it only gets busier… October (in fact – I’m so late with this
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The Rombo Code: Capítulo 43

Outside the room Some things just work out incredibly well. I’d been put in charge of organising a team building trip to Madrid for the forty or so people in my team. Naturally (although not at my suggestion, I hasten to add) we’d ended up with an escape room as one of our activities. In
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Background When I’m not escaping, working or spending time with my family, you’ll most likely find me running. Unlike with escaping, it’s been a slow burning romance, where I started off hating it, started to like it, then love it, and eventually became addicted to it. I’m a bit of a loner though and most of my runs are early morning affairs
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