Escape Room Rumours – 10 April 2017


Welcome to your weekly escape room rumour round up… This site is always on the look out for new games or venues that are opening, references in the media or anything else that might be of interest to the readers, so please do send an email if you spot anything of interest. That applies to owners too – feel free to send me your news for inclusion here. Don’t be shy!

On to the news

After last week’s bumper edition, just a few items to share this time round:

  • West Midlands
  • East England
    • A new venue is set to open at East Anglia Railway Museum at the end of this month. Codebreakers 1954 comes from the brains behind the games at Oliver Cromwell’s House and the Suffolk Food Hall.
  • Scotland
    • Not really new news but they were forgotten in last week’s bumper update (sorry!): Escape Rooms Scotland Stirling opened in late March with two games: Velocity and Castle Alba.
  • South West England
    • First mention for Devon Escape, a new venue opening in Newton Abbott, just a short distance from Torquay. No further details on opening times or games at the moment.
  • South East England
    • Trapped Down South is a new escape venue from the House of the Dead company. You may recognise them from a couple of years ago when they were active in Manchester and provided the source material for possibly the most famous UK escape room review ever. You’ll be pleased to hear they’re bringing back the same three games that were available up north.
    • The Isle of Wight already has one escape room venue but apparently that’s not enough with Park of the Dead joining in on the fun. Two games on offer here: Z-Lab and “Game B” with the latter taking place in the same space but with different codes and puzzles.
    • It’s not clear where it’s based exactly, but Popup Escape have a pin in Canterbury on their map so for now they’re being treated as located in SE England. Not very much on their website other than a suggestion that they’ve got an inflatable cube for a venue.
  • North West England
    • A new Crystal Maze/escape room crossover, Crack the Maze, has been announced for Bolton. Current plans are to have a traditional escape room experience as well as a Crystal Labyrinth Experience which will see players take on Skill, Physical and Mental challenges to gain time in a crystal dome.
    • Cumbria has just a couple of escape rooms but that’s set to change with Lakes Escape due to open in the not too distant future. Two games are on the card, The Baker Street Experience and Quest for the Throne.
    • Mission Exit have just started beta testing of their first game, Paper Chase.
  • Wales
    • They’re already open in Swansea with plans afoot for Reading but in the next couple of months, expect to see The Escape Game Carmarthen open its doors, with a Motel-themed game.

That’s all I’m aware of. If any of the above is incorrect or if you’re aware of other news, discounts or competitions, then let me know via email or in the comments below and I’ll include updates in the next edition.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Hi, my names Chloe I’m a director of Mission Exit, for now we only have the game The Killer Code open, also we are officially open! Trial week has finished and has been a great success! Hope to see you there soon! Thankyou!


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