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Escapeology – Budapest express

From escapology.com

Moving through the cabins and gathering evidence, the killer knows you are hot on their trail and has decided you are their next target. With you out of the picture they would be free to escape when the train stops.

Solve the riddles and puzzles, gather the evidence and solve the murder before it’s too late!

Do you have what it takes to find the killer before they find you? Time is of the essence!

Budapest express

Team – Ster, Simon, Ni , Stu

(Reviewed by Ster)

Escapeology

Escapeology had plenty of space to sit and wait and with so many rooms available we were able to play one room and find another room with them that we could play immediately afterwards, which is an opportunity that we never find playing in England! The hosts were friendly and enthusiastic and set up the theme of the room well before we started.

The Room

This room was different to most escape rooms that I have played before because we had to identify the murderer from a list of suspects to escape, which meant at times it felt a bit like a live action game of Cluedo! Each puzzle that we solved gave us another piece of information about one of the suspects and we had to put all of the information together and work out who was responsible.

The theme also meant that the room was quite narrow, it genuinely looked like the inside of a train, but that meant that it took a bit of awkward manoeuvring to get around each other at times. I really liked the aspect of moving through the train though, it really brought the theme to life and we kept lifting the curtains to observe the snowy landscape outside!

There was a lot to look at inside, plenty for everyone to get stuck into and a few of the puzzles brought everyone back together to work something out.

Simon – A great setting! The whole idea of being set on a train was a big change and was accomplished fairly well. There was an interesting variety of puzzles and there weren’t any points where we felt completely stumped, but we were still challenged.
The final puzzle was a nice climax and our years of playing Cluedo (and Ster’s expertise for that kind of puzzle) was great. Overall, a unique game which worked well.

Score

Difficulty

3/5

Overall

4/5

 

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