Could you Escape?


On Monday I was more than delighted to be able to attend an evening at the brand new The Escape Room in Manchester city centre. I went along with Laura (Elelibee) and Emma (Writing Essays with Wine), and none of us quite knew what to expect having never attended anything like this before.
 
The Escape Room's website purposely doesn't give anything away, and with Laura getting her Professor Layton on, and me and Emma hoping to be part of a Crystal Maze type episode, it's safe to say we were a little bit excited.
 
On arrival we were greeted with prosecco and cupcakes, and all the guys hosting and working at this event were the loveliest, couldn't have been more welcoming, and well, cupcakes were always going to win us over anyway!
 
While we were waiting for some other groups to finish in the rooms, Chris Ward introduced himself as one of the owners, and gave us a grand tour of the venue, which can I just take a second to say, has a very chic and modern vibe about it, especially in the bar and social areas.
 
Each room has a different theme, and the rooms also vary in difficulty levels. Trust us to go straight in at the hardest one... we were rubbish. I don't think there's ANY other way to describe our first attempt apart from rubbish.

We were running around like headless chickens, making up our own clues from door motors, picture frame hooks and health & safety signs that had nothing to do with the actual puzzle. It was mayhem. Probably extremely amusing for the guys watching on CCTV, but for us, it was total mayhem.

Chris was a fabulous host for the whole evening, he practically became the 6th member of our team,  making us jump out of our skins every time he unlocked the door to come in to give us an extra clue!  ...It was dark and his teeth were glowing in the UV light. It was scary. I swear.

After finally managing to escape with 5 seconds to spare, and running screaming out the room like we'd all just won the lottery, we were very lucky to be able to have a go at a second room. I'd like to think we did a lot better in this one. We actually managed to solve some, not quite all, but some of the puzzles and clues on our own, which I was extremely proud of us for! We made progress girls!

I really don't want to say a lot more because I don't want to ruin the experience for anyone who's thinking of giving this place a go. ...Also explains the lack of photo's in this post! All I'd say is that I had an absolute ball and it was genuinely one of the best evenings I've had in a long time. Definitely never laughed, or screamed actually, so much in a while!

Each room will test your logic, quick thinking and team work skills, and is perfect for anyone thinking of trying to do something a bit different for an evening!

You can have a go in teams of between 2 and 6, and so is also perfect for socialising, or maybe a bit of a different team building exercise with your colleagues! Who knows!

I'd just like to say a massive thank you to Chris, Steph, and everyone else who was there on Monday. We all loved it!

If you'd like to check out The Escape Room, you can follow this link, or follow them on Twitter.
 
Oh, and go and follow Chris on Twitter too. He needs some more Twitter friends.
 
Soph

9 comments

  1. I've been to a couple of similar events in London and I must say your post made me want to go back SO BAD! I love anything like this, solving puzzles in a set time limit severely brings out my competitive side and I get so pumped up. Getting out in time is also the GREATEST feeling, we were just group hugging and screaming like best friends even though we'd only know each other for just over an hour! Glad you had a fun time :) x

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    1. They're so much fun aren't they! It so is! Yes! That was what we were like haha
      Thanks Tom! :) x

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  2. Ahh it was such a good evening! I really want to go again, so much fun. Loved doing it with you girls as well <3

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. I think we all had so much fun! It was the best night <3 x

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  3. Hi, I've nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award so it would be really cool if you could check out my post on it! Anna x

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  4. Totally in love with your blog, so glad that I found it! Looking forward to reading your future posts!
    Eilidh xx

    http://herprettystateofmind.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ahh thank you so much, that's so lovely! xx

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  5. This sounds like an amazing event. Such a great place to go and do something a bit different. This sounds like a lot of fun x

    Amanda / Amanda's Escape

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    1. It really was, I'd definitely recommend doing something like this! I think everyone would have a lot of fun :) x

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