Our second game of the afternoon with Escape Reality. This room starts really well, it transports you into an ‘alternate’ world where things are backwards and upside down and wonderfully quirky. It was great fun just to get past the initial access room.
There’s a wide array of puzzles for your attention as you work your way deeper into the Rabbit Hole. Quite a few surprises, and a brilliant central puzzle that will have everyone involved to try to solve it.
The theme is really well done, though there’s the odd occasion where something is present that doesn’t quite make sense. But we are in an ‘alternate’ world, so I guess anything is possible.
It’s a good game to feel the pressure, the intensity keeps building as you move between the rooms. There is a really good catch at the end, which we nearly missed, and we could have lost the game over it. So pay attention at the end, it’s designed to trick you.
We got out with about 50 seconds to spare, but it was a bit debateable because we had lost time at the start due to a faulty time monitor. This is a good room if you’re either a beginner (go with 4 or more) or more experienced. It definitely delivers some good fun. Overall, we enjoyed this a little bit more than the Iron Kingdom we did a little earlier. It was a bit more challenging.
Read the Riddles very carefully