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
- Last chance to fill in the international enthusiast survey. Whether you’ve played five games or five hundred, they’re looking for your input!
- Congratulations to Elgin Academy on their victory in the first Cracking the Code competition. As well as winning £2000 for their school maths department, heir space-prison-themed design will now be made into a real escape room. The article also mentions that 118 schools and a total of 400 pupils took part.
- This article on escape rooms being used in job interviews caught my eye with some interesting stats and pretty infographics.
- North West England
- East Midlands
- Escape Time in Sutton Coldfield opened their latest game last week and, as seems pretty much de rigeur for magic rooms, got a mention in the local paper.
- West Midlands
- The National Forest Adventure Farm open Escape Maze: Agent Academy later this week. An outdoor escape game set in a maize maze? Sounds interesting!
- AIM Escape open Hangover Deja Brew and Spy Heroes this week, bringing their total to four games.
- East of England
- Suffolk Food Hall are opening a new game this week – Orwell Dockyard
- There’s a new venue in Greystones near Dublin. FourFront Games have just a single gane – Hillside Haunting
- South West England
- U-Escape open Psycho Surgeon this weekend, joining The Barber Shop Mystery at their Bournemouth venue. Expect a third game to arrive soon.
- South East England
- Horton Park Escape Rooms have opened with two escape rooms and a murder mystery game. The Curse of Old Maid Milly was taken from their sister site in Cheam while Operation Sealion is a brand new game at the new venue. The Mystery Express, their murder mystery game is based on an existing mini-game you could play at the sister site but this time round, they’ve got a dedicated space made up to look like a train carriage.
- The Panic Room Gravesend have opened yet another game – this time round it’s Prison Van which, as you might guess, is set inside a prison van. I’m reliably involved that it’s the same original design as the Bristol-based game with the same name at Puzzlair.
- Blog posts
- Lock Us Up
- The Logic Escapes Me
- Escape Goats
- Escape the Review
- Brit of an Escape Habit
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!