The League Table: end of May 2014

Picture of a generic trophyThis is the second installment of an occasional feature to act as a status report on the exit games in the UK. On its own it means little, but repeated sufficiently many times it could be the basis of a survey of growth over time.

Exit Game sites known to have opened in the UK/Ireland: 12/1
Exit Game sites known to be open in the UK/Ireland: 11/1
Exit Game sites known to have closed temporarily in the UK/Ireland: 1/0
Exit Game sites known to have closed permanently in the UK/Ireland: 0/0
Exit Game sites known to be under construction in the UK/Ireland: 3/0
Exit Game sites less confidently known to be under construction in the UK/Ireland: 3/0

Site name Number of exit rooms Number of different games Number of TripAdvisor reviews Number of 5/5 TripAdvisor reviews Local TripAdvisor ranking
Breakout Manchester 1 1 4 4 62
clueQuest 3 2 426 411 1
Cipher 1 1
Cryptopia 1 1 24 21 9
Escape 2 1 7 7 81
ESCAP3D 1 1 73 62 3
Ex(c)iting Game 2 2 17 12 22
HintHunt 5 2 805 748 3
Keyhunter 3 3 38 25 6
Make A Break 1 1 22 15 12
Tick Tock Unlock 1 1 9 9 19
Puzzlair 2 2 36 36 2
XIT 4 4 3 2 101

This needs to be taken with a heavy pinch of salt. This site supports all the exit games that exist and will not make claims that any particular one is superior to any other particular one. Please note that the TripAdvisor rankings represent a wide variety of locations and cannot be directly compared against each other. In fact, it’s probably pushing it even to compare the tripAdvisor rankings of two exit game sites in the same city. One site has received four ratings over the course of the month, all 5/5, and has promptly dropped six places within its city. Seems strange; what more might it do?

Updating our estimate as to how many people have played an exit game in the UK or Ireland, we will revise our prior estimate for the number of people by the end of April 2014 up to 34,000 and the estimate for the number of people by the end of May 2014 up to 39,000. (As usual, this is not a confident estimate, but should be correct to within a factor of three.) The expansion of HintHunt from four rooms to five at the start of June is likely to have a reasonably large effect in future months.

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