Our puzzle room

Friday 27th February 2015

A couple of years ago in Budapest we discovered puzzle rooms. The image above is from Trap which was the first one we did. They're really big in Hungary, and there are now some appearing in London, but we think we've got the only one in the South West Cornwall (I've since discovered one in Bristol).

The idea is pretty simple - lock people in a room with a bunch of puzzles that they have to solve in order to escape. Typically we've had groups of two in the room at a time, but a couple of threes have had a go.

We've made three rooms now, and it's been great fun creating them: past puzzles have included using a telescope to search for a coded message, finding a murderer with Guess Who and defusing a bomb! Below is the fake bomb we created:

It's fascinating to see how people explore the room. Some people try to force open padlocks without even trying to find the combination, some work beautifully as a team, some refuse to ask for any help whatsoever, others obsess over tiny details or red herrings.

Everyone who's had a go at one of our rooms has really enjoyed themselves!

The current room is only available until the end of March and it needs to be dark when you start. There is no time limit, but we'll announce the team with the fastest time after it ends.

To book your turn check out our Facebook page or leave a comment below.

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