Escape From Dead Town by Professor Puzzle

The latest home escape game range we wanted to give a try was Professor Puzzle’s.

With a set up of four separate enveloped clues to solve, we set to work. A couple of the puzzles we thoroughly enjoyed and loved applying some logic and skill. The others we found a bit basic or almost an afterthought. One basically involved doing some algebra and using trial and error. As much as we don’t mind a bit of maths, we decided that we didn’t want to spend half an hour of our free afternoon doing it so looked up the solution to that one! The four clues then come together at the end to help you find the final solution – where the safe zone is located away from the zombies.

This was a slightly cheaper option compared to others on the market but it really did show. The puzzle range, quality and enjoyment were not quite in the same league as Unlock, Exit Games and Trapped have to offer.

Game information:
Players: 1-4
Age: 12 +
Length: 45mins
Approximate Price: £8

Our ratings:
Overall: 4/10
Difficulty: 5/10
Puzzle range: 4/10
Logic and flow: 5/10

The Zodiac: chapter 1 by Escape Rooms Quest – Bournemouth

Overall rating: 4/10

Puzzle quality: 2/5
Puzzle range: 3/5
Storyline: 2/5
Immersive quality: 2/5
Difficulty: 2/5
Gamemaster: 3/5

This escape room is based on the Zodiac Killer film and follows through a series of rooms. The first 3 rooms are themed well and have an intriguing atmosphere. The decor and props were appropriate to the story and of good quality. The final room did come across as slightly random and didn’t seem to follow the theme of the rest of the rooms.

Some of the puzzles were imaginative and fun to work out. Others, however, relied more on guesswork than logic which interrupted the flow of the game.

Overall, there were some good aspects of the room.

Our stats:

Escape room number: #2
Completed: January 2019
Team: 5 adults
Escaped?: Yes