The Dream – Lucardo – Manchester

THEME: (It’s quite difficult to describe and is done best by the staff when you arrive). You are in a dream and have to solve puzzles to escape.

We were ready to venture away from the Breakout rooms we had developed a liking for and came across Lucardo after searching online. As we had done over 10 rooms by now we decided to go for a middle difficulty room. We were massively impressed with Lucardo and The Dream. The foyer and all the rooms are really clean and professionally put together. We were greeted by friendly staff who introduced the room enthusiastically and were happy to chat with us about our love of escape rooms. There were a lot of locks in the room which we like as it gives you a sense of satisfaction every time you get one open. It wasn’t very linear to begin with and we could all get on with solving something and dip into one another’s puzzles. One thing we have learnt as a team is to discuss puzzles with each other, especially if it’s not immediately obvious what to do. A puzzle may be really difficult to one person but another person can often just ’see’ what needs to be done immediately (which is possibly why our team works so well!). Lucardo use a similar clue system to Breakout, a screen shows the countdown and clues are given when they think you need them. The clues are usually cryptic and point you in the right direction rather than just tell you what to do. The Dream ends with a particularly difficult puzzle that the staff were impressed with us completing relatively quickly. For this I’d say just think about it, take your time and try different things. A great room and we couldn’t wait to come back for more!


BEST BIT: The variation in puzzles and more than one puzzle can be done at once (initially).

SUMMARY: A brilliant room with a great theme and puzzles throughout – well done Lucardo

LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate



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