Variety of puzzles 3.5/5 Originality of puzzles 5/5
Pre-game atmosphere 3/5 Difficulty 3/5
Overview – This room had some really great big puzzles which required more than just one brain and definitely more than one pair of hands! We had great fun rummaging around in the belly of this pirate ship, the puzzles were absolutely fantastic with lots of elements that we hadn’t come across before and, while not the most challenging of the Tulley’s Escape Adventures, it was an absolutely brilliant experience!
It’s the year of our Lord 1672, and you be right in the height o’ the golden age o’ piracy…
After years of sailin’ the high seas, you and your crew have succeeded in your fair share of ambushes, and as a result – your ship is teamin’ with bounty.
Yet you’re still suffering beneath the cruel wrath o’ Captain Starling – a notoriously bloodthirsty buccaneer, and your shipmates have decided you all shall take matters into your own hands. After all… you fought for the gold, so the gold is yours for the taking, aye?
Once the old seadog has retreated to his berth for the night, you make your move. Get in, get the treasure and get out. You won’t have long before he starts to stir – and Starling shows no mercy to ANY soul…
Team – Ster, Ni, Simon, Stu
(Reviewed by Ster)
We really enjoyed our time at Tulley’s Farm, playing through the four adventures that they had on offer. Our hosts were all lovely and enthusiastic and the waiting area was easily able to accommodate the large numbers of people that came and went throughout the day, and we especially enjoyed crowding around the wood burning stoves every time that we returned from a trip outside!
The design of this room created a great atmosphere, lots of wood and ropes to help with the illusion of being below decks! I really enjoyed the way that we discovered different parts of puzzles, some of them in the first few seconds, and then had to work through other parts of the room before we had everything that we needed. It meant that there was lots of moving back and forth around the escape, trying to remember which puzzle we needed to return to with our new element, and it helped to add to the tension that there were some puzzles that just took ages to fully complete.
The big puzzles in this room were absolutely amazing and even while we were completing them we were all commenting on how original they were. We all really enjoy tackling types of puzzles that we haven’t come across before and this room really ticked that box. The physical puzzles in here were very enjoyable and forced some good team communication which, again, is something that we all enjoy in a room! There were also a few observational elements that we are notoriously bad at as a team, but a spate of bickering over what each other could actually see just added an extra bit of difficulty to our escape!
Aesthetically, this room is probably my personal favourite at Tulley’s Farm, from the monkeys to the cannons to the pile of sand that we ended up crawling around in! Our host told us when we went in that we’d have to duck and, being all of five foot nothing I didn’t believe her, but of course she was right – always listen to your games master!
Escape Time – 35:04