I’m really not going to be breaking any new ground with this review, and can really only echo all the other reviews which, really, all say “Wow!”
Here’s the story: “Alexander’s life was one big puzzle. Only a select few ever got beyond his front door. You’re about to join their exclusive ranks. At first glance, Curio looks like the home of an explorer whose passion for chasing treasures has taken him from the Thames to Timbuktu. But the clue lies in the name. Secrets lie within her seemingly innocent walls and trinkets hold the key to untold riches. Fortune favours the brave but riches come at a price.”
Our host for this game was Brody (we had a different host for each game we played that day at Escapologic, all super friendly and enthusiastic!) who told us the back story, and told us to make sure we keep the door free of any clutter as we’d be using it a lot during the game! This was the first intriguing moment.
Then it was time to be locked in to Alexander’s home! This room has something very special about it, something I’ve never seen before and doubt I will ever see again!
The puzzles in this room are very hands-on, there were barely any padlocks in sight (I can’t remember the exact number, it may even have been 0!) and every puzzle was a joy to do! One puzzle became a little tedious for us, but didn’t actually take too long to solve in the end, and it didn’t spoil the experience in any way, that’s just our personal preference of puzzles coming into play!
We escaped in 52 minutes, and I really wasn’t ready to leave yet! A thoroughly enjoyable experience, and hats off to Simon for thinking up this room!
Clues were delivered via an old vintage radio, which was great for the time period of the room, and Brody was great at knowing when we needed a clue!
This is our favourite Escapologic room so far, of the 4 we’ve played, and you really should go and experience it yourself.