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
- New listings
- South East England
- Xcape Station is the new brand name for the company in Hastings that brought us the horror game Abducted Live. They’re launching a new venture in Eastbourne which looks to be a bit more family friendly!
- Houdini’s, the Southampton-based company announced that they’ll be opening a venue inside Tenpin bowling, which previously housed a Crystal Maze experience. The first game there will be a dinosaur themed adventure.
- Escape Plan Live, based in Chatham, Kent, opened a third venue with a single, 90-minute game called Terminal which seems to have live actors and a more physical element to it.
- Locked In is a new Folkestone-based company that’s opening The Bunker and Asylum
- Xscream Escapes in Ashford, Surrey, opened Escape from Satan’s Grotto
- Escape Hunt Reading launches this week with two games, Blackbeard’s Treasure and The Last Vikings
- Escape Windsor opened Christmas Escape
- North West England
- Lucardo Manchester got broken into last week by two hapless burglars. That’s obviously sad news but hopefully the resulting national newspaper coverage softened the blow and helped generate a surge of bookings to make up for it.
- In happier news Lucardo Rawtenstall opened University of Magic: Dragon’s Heart
- Yorkshire and the Humber
- South West England
- West Midlands
- 007 Escape Rooms is a new venue in Wolverhampton that launched recently with their opening game called Pussy Galore’s Flight School
- North East England
- Escape Newcastle (The Gate) opened Santa’s List
- Northern Ireland
- East of England
- Blog posts
- Escape the Review
- Underwood’s Great Escape
- Escape Goats
- Completely Clueless
- The Logic Escapes Me
- Brit of an Escape Habit
- Escaping Rooms
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!