Escape Rooms | Manchester

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We recently got invited to experience the escape rooms in Manchester for the evening. Having no idea what to expect and wondering if live actors would jumped out at you in the dark we headed over nervously to find out what it was all about.

We were warmly greeted and ushered over to the their cute little bar which was tucked away in a nook at the back of the building. Our first room was to be shared with some other people we hadn’t met yet, meaning more brain power but the tasks of working with strangers aswell. We headed into the ‘Science Lab’ room, a level five so it was going to be tough (we thought). We we giving a quick safety briefing and a little spiel about the room, the timer was set for sixty minutes and the offer of a starting point was given, that was it! It was up to us to solve the clues, work together, avoid wrong choices and climb through hidden walls. It was fun and challenging, we did have to ask for a clue twice but we made it and escaped through the coded door in forty two minutes before the body on the science lab gave us anymore frights. It’s quite surreal having to work against the clock and in a small dark place, it definitely adds a lot of pressure, but try to not focus on it too much and you will soon be sussing out the clues. Don’t fret if you need to get out you can straight away and there is a switch if you need assistance, we felt completely safe the whole time.  (I couldn’t quite believe we did it, I even poked my head around to the desk and asked does that mean we’re out now, yup)

After a little drink, a bit if fresh air and a chat with some of the staff me and Dave were kindly offered the chance of experiencing another room in a smaller group just the two of us. We decided on the ‘Prison Break’ room which is a level 4 difficulty. Before we had entered the room we were already handcuffed together and wondered if we would even be able to get through the first clue being so restricted (we kept it on the whole time silly, perhaps rethink that if you’re going in this room). Anyhow, we did get through the first clue and it was so much fun, we were so proud when we got this first one. This room involved lots of numbers and looking out for the obvious rather that doing what you initially are draw to when trying to escape a cell. You can have lots of fun in hour despite being locked in the dark and literally in prison with nothing but a torch and your team mate for comfort and help.

A thoroughly good experience, we eoupd definitely go back to try out the other rooms. It would be such a good work teambuilder or race if you go down with your mates into seperate rooms Just remember to think outside the box for the clues or perhaps in the box. Things maybe not be what you seem. Your maths, colours, patterns and pyshical skills will all be tested, but not in the way you might imagine.

Cryptic I know, but I can’t give you too many clues! So would you go, check out their website for a venue you.

Hannah  

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