Split into two teams of three, we were transported back to the 1950s, where there were rumours of a mechanic being a Russian secret agent, who had murdered a neighbour and hid the weapon in his property. Our task, should we choose to accept it (we did), was to find clues, solve puzzles, and ultimately find the murder weapon before the hour was up and our suspected secret agent returned.
With two identical rooms, we were not only against the clock, but each other. Each team had an agent on the outside (Agents Kai and Dan), helping us along the way, providing clues and helpful tips to get us to the next stage.
There was no limit on the amount of clues each team could accept, and starting in the hallway of the property, the room soon expanded into a second, and then a third, room.
Time went extremely quickly when in the rooms, as did the solving of the clues, and there were plenty of challenges for all ages and abilities to get involved in.
And once the clues had been solved, there was an excitement about getting closer to the end, while also nervously thinking about the countdown timer and failing the mission.
Thankfully, both teams managed to complete the mission and get out before the time expired.
The task, and the rooms, were engaging and immersive, taking you back to the 1950s era and the problems each team had to solve required members to work together - the range of tasks allowed individuals to take the lead at different points, allowing everyone to show their strengths and work collaboratively.
Staff at Exciting Escapes were promoting COVID-19 safety measures and masks were to be worn in the communal areas at all times - and were also advised to be worn while in the escape room. Each room was also cleaned before use.
Exciting Escapes is certainly that - and with an array of different rooms to experience, there’s no reason why you can’t go back more than once!
There are a range of Team Building packages, starting from £20 per person. Exciting Escapes also has packages for teams taking on an escape room challenge, with special offers for off peak sessions.