2017 – round up

As we escape 2017 we thought it would be good to summarise our first year of playing escape rooms. We first escaped as a trio a year ago and have loved becoming part of the escape room community since then. It is such a friendly community and we just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has made us feel so welcome. We wanted to take a moment to mention some of the most impressive games we’ve played. As we’ve played sixty games we decided to do a top six, but then argued over the order of these six! As a result we will list the top 6 alphabetically, rather than in rank order as they are all must play games (in our humble opinion).

Contagion – Lockdown (Oldham). We enjoyed this challenging game, in particular the special feature at the end. It’s such a great feeling to have a good quality company so close to home. Well done guys, we know the last three months have been a whirlwind but you’re a great addition to the escape room industry.

Curio – Escapologic (Nottingham). A fantastic game with a very special feature. We can’t wait for this company to expand in 2018. A special thanks to Simon Stokes for encouraging us to become bloggers and welcoming us into the escape room community.

The Lost Tomb – Extreme Escape (Stanley Hall Farm, Disley). A lovely family run company with a genuine passion for escape rooms. This is a quality room and we can’t wait to play Vikings in 2018.

Curious Encounters AND The 13th Element – Escape Quest (Macclesfield). What can you say about Mike and Elaine…such a genuinely nice couple with a flair for room design. All their rooms are amazing and worth playing, these two were just our favourite. It was an absolute pleasure to visit their beautiful rooms last week. What a great way to finish our first year of escaping!

University of Magic – Lucardo (Manchester). What an amazingly unique room. You nailed it with this room, it was a pleasure to experience and we can’t wait to see what 2018 brings for this company.

That’s it for 2017. I think 2018 will be an even better experience for us as escape enthusiasts, as so many good quality rooms have been recommended to us that we can’t wait to try. Escapologic Leicester is first on the list and a few more are planned in. Life has become much more exciting since escaping has become part of it, and this is only going to grow in 2018. #changeiscoming

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