On Tour

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ClueFinders: Remy's Room

A fun and frantic detective game with a lovingly designed set. Less puzzling than I’d have liked but the constant progression gives you plenty to keep you occupied.

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Exit Strategy: Nostromo

The conspiracy continues – have reptiles taken over this spaceship that’s plummeting towards earth? A series of hand on puzzles involving science and technology reinforced the theme and helped to make this a really enjoyable game.

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The Escape Room Newcastle(-under-Lyme): Spy Mission

A room full of puzzles that I felt were extremely dubious that stopped us getting to a finale that looked impressive. I’ve been bitten by the Escape Room games once too often, so I don’t think I’ll be hurrying back any time soon.

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Hide and Shriek: Alien Escape

Very disappointing puzzles but excellent set and theatrics. If you think of this as an escape room you’ll likely be disappointed. If you treat it as a scare attraction I think you’ll enjoy.

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Live Escape Essex: Dr Wilson's Office

A solid room with a decent theme but let down by some not very exciting puzzles. Worth playing if you’re in the area but not one I’d travel to.

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Live Escape Essex: Room 13

A room with a slight scare factor that shouldn’t put you off. Good theming but let down a bit by basic puzzles.

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Breakout Manchester: Reclassified

A game unusually heavy on skill elements but without being impenetrable. Tech resetting problems significantly affected our game so the star rating probably doesn’t reflect how much you’d enjoy it. Would recommend for something different and particularly for families.

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Curiosity Shoppe

Many rooms try to give a feel of being in the past but this one really delivers. Not just old furniture, but a whole room full of antique props. Some good puzzles which built up to an enjoyable ending. Fantastic hosts really make this a great venue.

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Amazon Escape

A room that oozes Crystal Maze. If you always dreamed of playing a game in the Aztec Zone then now’s your chance. Some fun puzzles, although slightly over-reliance on padlocks and a disappointing final puzzle meant it wasn’t quite perfect.

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Escape Quest: Bad Clown

A wonderfully themed room with plenty of puzzles and props to keep you entertained and the golden ticket system means you’re virtually guaranteed to get almost the full 90 minutes in the room. Highly recommended!