Here’s how you can keep supporting your local escape room during lockdown.
One of the silver linings of the lockdown is the burst in creativity from the escape room community. Owners and puzzlemakers across the globe have adapted to these unusual circumstances with a flurry of innovative and exciting games.
There are a handful of escape rooms in Wales that have followed suit. So if you want to support these venues (and don’t fancy buying a gift card), feast your eyes on what’s on offer.
I’m using the incredibly useful escape room taxonomy from Escape Room Divas in my categorisation of these games
AdventureRooms (Cardiff / Bridgend)
The Mad Scientist – live remote escape game
With the scientist as your avatar, you can play AdventureRooms’ hirst game via Zoom.
The game is £45 and you can have 1-4 players (£55 for 5 players).
CHECK THIS OUT: AdventureRooms Cardiff – The Mad Scientist [REVIEW]
Escape Rooms Cardiff
SECTOR X: The B.R.U.C.E. Project – Escape room style video game
A joint venture between Bewilder Box and Eltham Escapes, The BRUCE Project is a point-and-click puzzle game where players can interact with the puzzles simultaneously. Even when in different countries!
The game is £15 and you can have 1-6 players.
PDF Escapes – Online puzzle hunt
Escape Blackwood has created a series of downloadable PDF games that you can print and play. There are four games to choose from: Escape Wonderland, District 10, President’s Pandemic and Fairy Circle.
All PDFs are free.
The Escape Game (Swansea/Camarthen)
The Escape Game At Home – Live remote escape room
The Escape Game has transposed a number of its rooms to be played remotely via Zoom.
Games are £45 for up to six connections. They also have a free online puzzle hunt called The Assassin.
Did I miss anything? Please get in touch if there are any others I should add!