The Newsroom has the news from the rooms, hot off the presses.
This site has been following the progress of Dr. Knox’s Enigma of Edinburgh. It’s uncertain when the location opened and its proprietor has not replied to a couple of enquiries to this regard. Nevertheless, the TripAdvisor reviews started on 26th April, so opening can have been no later than that and the map has been updated to show them open. Early reviews are impressive – and, even more telling still, two other location owners in Edinburgh have tweeted about how much they enjoyed their game there. What more could you ask for?
The Escape Room of Manchester have announced something hugely exciting on their Facebook: “We are very proud to announce that we will be opening 6 new stores in the UK, 6 Locations in Europe and 8 Locations in the Middle East! Watch this space for the locations to be revealed!” The location has made a very fast start in Manchester; fingers crossed that other branches can do just as well. There are no updates as to potential UK whereabouts on the Escape Room International site that have not been there for some time, though second-hand information points to the potential for escape rooms to come to new towns in the UK. That’s sufficiently vague.
Puzzle Break of Seattle have launched an exit game on the Anthem of the Seas cruise liner that sails from Southampton during the summer, as previously discussed, and early indications are that it’s being very well received. Cruise Critic were wowed and the fan Royal Caribbean Blog have pictures.
As for passengers on the ship: the boat, still on its first few voyages, has got generally very good but somewhat mixed reviews. Perhaps this is due to teething troubles while things are so new, perhaps this is because the variety of offerings on board are so different to seasoned cruisers’ expectations; in one case, perhaps it’s because the passenger had his suitcase dropped overboard. (The crew rescued the case and washed the clothes, but the iPad and hair straighteners therein were a matter for the insurers.) However, Puzzle Break on the ship has received nothing but standout positive comments in reviews at CruiseCritic and at cruise.co.uk as well.
Any word from Make A Break of Manchester recently? Their booking page leads to a dead end and their Facebook page seems to have gone as well. If you can’t book to play at a site then is it really still in business? Perhaps they’re upgrading their game, perhaps not. One to keep an eye on.
And finally: perhaps it’s not just exit games that have hidden items to find!