After an exciting conference up in Nottingham, it’s time to get back to reality. If you’re one of the lucky few who got to go and you’re feeling a bit down after all that fun then here’s your pick-me-up. Lots of new games and venues, a couple of marriage proposals and, as usual, the weekly blog listing!
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On to the news
- The big news from last week was obviously the UK Escape Room Industry Conference which took place on Monday. You can find a brief write up on it here but I can tell you that everyone who attended it showered it with praise. Well done Sarah and Simon!
- Red Bull put together a list of 11 “deviously difficult” escape rooms in the UK. I’ll leave it to the audience to decide whether they agree.
- North West England
- It’s been a while since this site has posted about a marriage proposal but given this one in Breakout Manchester made the BBC local news, it feels worthy of inclusion. I’d love to know how many proposals have now happened in UK escape rooms but I’d guess somewhere north of 100.
- Looks like there will be some sort of escape room attraction at the Manchester Science Festival
- Santa’s Naught or Nice List is opening at Lakes Escape
- The briefest of hints in this Building Control Application that there will soon be another escape venue in the capital. The address is just a short walk from Liverpool Street and only a couple of blocks away from Secret Studio but as yet I have no idea what’s opening there.
- Yorkshire and the Humber
- The Guest House Escape Rooms have launched their website with two games announced as opening in November. This Leeds-based company have obviously decided that long names are where it’s at with the initial rooms entitled “The Extraordinary Study of Professor Wilbanks” and the comparatively brief “The Tarot Room of Madame Virtue”.
- South West England
- The much admired Co-decode of Swindon have announced they’ll be running a 30 minute Hallowe’en game. Get in quick – it’s only open for four days.
- Eureka Escape have been operating in Penzance for a few months but it’s obviously been going well as they’re now launching just down the road in Truro with the first game entitled Death By Prescription.
- No Escape have launched in Cork. Their first game, Jungle Adventure, opened last week.
- West Midlands
- East Midlands
- East of England
- Not to be confused with Escape Rooms Suffolk, Suffolk Escape Room is a new venue located near to Ipswich. Their first game, Area 51, is set to open this week.
- The Panic Room Harlow closed ENIGMA. If you haven’t played it… Don’t Panic! It’ll soon reappear over in Gravesend.
- Madame Curio’s Cirque Delirium and The Outlaws of Red Rock opened at new venue Trapp’d Peterborough earlier this month.
- South East England
- Looks like there will be some competition for Exciting Escapes in Basingstoke. Well, if you count a twenty minute church game as competition.
- Get Out Escape Rooms launched their website – no details about games or even location beyond “Kent”.
- Escape Box UK is another new mobile game provider but perhaps a little bit more pedigree – the game was developed by the Hungarian company TRAP.
- North East England
- Blog posts
- The Logic Escapes Me
- Lock Us Up
- Brit of an Escape Habit
- Escape the Review
- Ex Exit Games
- Exit Games UK
That’s all I’m aware of. If any of the above is incorrect or if you’re aware of other news, significant 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!