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
- West Midlands
- Bear Grylls is all about creating adventure, so it’s not entirely surprising to hear that they’re including an escape room in their new attraction, albeit only a small one at 22 minutes from start to finish.. The Bear Grylls Adventure opened last week and includes a variety of other activities such as Diving, High Ropes and Archery.
- South East England
- There’s a new game is opening in Chatham, Kent. Not much on the Hysteria Escape Rooms website but if you head over to the Facebook page you’ll see a bit more including a shopfront which suggests it can’t be long before they open. Big thanks to Zoe for pointing it out to me – I always love readers helping me to find out about new games!
- North West England
- Total Enigma is a new company that’s opened in Carlisle, running alongside a Laser Quest centre. Their first game is Magical Chamber but they’ve already announced Asylum will open in November.
- North East England
- Escape Newcastle opened their second Predator-themed game, Alien Escape – Hunting Park.
- Looks like Glasgow will be welcoming another escape room company later this month when Catch 22 opens its doors. Two games are already listed on the website with the Citadel opening first and Notorious the next on their roadmap.
- East Midlands
- Deadlocked Rooms has opened a second site, this time over in Northampton. Their first game features a theme that I’m surprised I haven’t seen elsewhere – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
- Rob and Chris Escape in Rugby look like they’ve extended the run of their charity-benefitting game, The Facility. If you fancy playing an enthusiast-created game and supporting charity (and who doesn’t?) then get booked in!
- Mostly Harmless opened up in London after a successful stint at the Vaults, with their game Phobos 17, another space-themed game. Of particular note is that it’s situated at a boxpark (a semi-temporary retail/entertainment space constructed from shipping containers) – so there’s a very specific size to the experience and you’ve got food and drink easily on hand!
- Fun Times Immersive bring the THIRD two player game with London. The Lift of Doom is a short experience but packs in plenty of scares in its description – fleeing from evil scientists, you’re trapped in a lift which is cursed…
- Yorkshire and the Humber
- Take the Exit opened in Hull last week with their first game called The Doll House. Expect to see another game open in the not too distant future with Trials of Osiris already listed on the website.
- No to be mixed up with the other venues of similar names, Escapologist Cleethorpes opened its doors recently. Three games are available from the off – Undercover, To The Dogs and Shaken – with more listed on the website as coming soon!
- Escape Hunt Leeds opened their third games, Blackbeard’s Treasure, which is already present at their Birmingham branch and opens soon in Bristol.
- South West England
- Blog posts
- The DARKE side of the room
- Escaping Rooms
- The Logic Escapes Me
- Pier Pressure (Brighton): Modrophenia
- Pier Pressure (Brighton): Pavilion Perplex
- Prison Island Benalmadena (Malaga, Spain)
- Trends: Team challenge arcades
- Pressure Point Escape Rooms (Ashford): Murder on the Dancefloor
- Pressure Point (Ashford): The Accused
- CTRL ALT ESC (Margate): Spacescape
- Get Lost Escape Rooms (Dover): The Abandoned Cottage
- Escape the Review
- Brit of an Escape Habit
- 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!