Escape from Titanic by Houdini’s – Southamoton

Overall rating: 7.5/10
Puzzle quality: 4/5
Puzzle range: 4/5
Storyline: 4/5
Immersive quality: 5/5
Difficulty: 4/5
Gamemaster: 4/5

Another great escape room by Houdini’s. This was a very immersive escape room with different parts of the Titanic ship forming the setting. The story was used well and gave a sense of urgency. The puzzles were good and well planned but none of them particularly stood out as clever or unique. Overall, not our favourite from Houdini’s, but a good one nonetheless.

Game stats:
Allocated game time: 90 mins
Players: 4-7
Success rate: 38%

Escape room number: #31
Completed: January 2020
Team: 4 adults
Escaped?: yes
Time: 1h 9m

U. S. S. Redemption by Houdini’s – Kegworth

Overall rating: 6/10
Puzzle quality: 4/5
Puzzle range: 3/5
Storyline: 4/5
Immersive quality: 4/5
Difficulty: 3/5
Gamemaster: 1/5

Game stats:
Allocated game time: 60 mins
Players: 3-6
Success rate: 37%

Escape room number: #21
Completed: December 2019
Team: 2 adults
Escaped?: yes

Time: 39mins 33 secs

We have done 3 other Houdini escape rooms in Southampton, all of which are fantastic. The ones in Kegworth have good theming but the gamemasters interrupt the flow of the game far too much.

Houdini’s Last Secret by Houdini’s – Kegworth

Overall rating: 5.5/10
Puzzle quality: 4/5
Puzzle range: 4/5
Storyline: 4/5
Immersive quality: 3/5
Difficulty: 3/5
Gamemaster: 1/5

Game stats:
Allocated game time: 60 mins
Players: 3-6
Success rate: 50%

Escape room number: #20
Completed: December 2019
Team: 2 adults
Escaped?: yes

Time: 40mins 42 secs

This is a well-designed room with some great puzzles. Unfortunately the gamemaster constantly interrupted our game with clues even though we didn’t want them. Be could barely stand still for a few seconds without her telling us the next step and so we felt cheated out of the chance to work it out ourselves. Potentially a good room but their gamemasters need more training.

Escape from Alcatraz by Houdini’s – Southampton

Overall rating: 9/10
Puzzle quality: 5/5
Puzzle range: 5/5
Storyline: 5/5
Immersive quality: 4/5
Difficulty: 4/5
Gamemaster: 5/5

This was a fantastic escape room! You are greeted by the Gamemaster who is already in character. Even the waiting room is immersive and then you are taken through to an old fashioned cinema for the introduction. The room itself is very immersive with a brilliant range of puzzles. Some puzzles were straight forward and others were hard. Hints were only given when asked so we went at a pace suited to our team. We would highly recommend this escape room!

Game stats:
Allocated game time: 60 mins
Players: 4-7

Difficulty: 91/100
Success rate: 21%

Escape room number: #5
Completed: July 2019
Team: 4 adults
Escaped?: yes
Time: 51 mins 30