Welcome to your weekly fix of UK and Irish escape room news covering everything that this site has discovered in the last seven days!
Exit Games is always on the look-out for new rooms 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
- Escape Blackwood opens in Caerfilly later this month with three games – Scoutmaster’s Room, Pharaoh’s Curse and Wizard’s Shop.
- North East England
- I’m not sure when it happened but at some point over the last few months, Project Escape in Middlesborough has opened Heroes & Villains and The Mystery of Room 20.
- East Midlands
- According to the local paper, Deadlocked, the company over in Reading, are looking to open up a second site – this time up in Northampton.
- Nottingham looks set to get a new venue called Cave Escape. Few details yet but given that Nottingham is built above an extensive network of caves, there’s a decent chance that the theming in this game might be spot on…
- South West England
- Escape Paignton opened last week with one game, Escape the Seven Seas.
- Open The Door opened in Galway with the first game, The Black Castle, sounding like it might have some Game of Thrones influence.
- East of England
- Vire in Bishop Stortford has three VR escape rooms to try out, one of them specifically aimed at 7-11 year olds.
- Escape Peterborough (Priestgate Vaults) has opened their third game – The Great Wine Cellar Swindle
- Room Escape Southend continued their rapid cycling of games with The Mummy’s Tomb opening.
- Mission: Breakout opened The Lost Passenger, a game that purports to tell the true story of a passenger that accidentally alighted at a disused tube station and was never seen again…
- Department of Mysteries opened in Edinburgh with their first game entitled Prophecies Quest
- Blog posts
- Escape Reviewers
- The Logic Escapes Me
- Completely Clueless
- The Disco Messiah
- Escape the Review
- Brit of an Escape Habit
- Exit Games UK
- Lock Us Up
- Escape Goats
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!