Area 51, Escape London

In a nutshell: The truth is in there…? Hit and miss puzzles and unreliable props

Played: December 2019

How we did: 2 person team, 57:30

3 / 5

Host – 3

Puzzleology – 3

Fun Factor – 3

Immersion – 3

Room Quality – 3

Stash – Team photo emailed after, with time and team name 

I felt this room at Escape London had a lot of potential. All X Files and nutty alien puzzles, but it just didn’t all quite work for us. 

The first room is nicely set up. I loved the main geographic puzzle. The reveal to get the next room is very cool. 

That said, using an out of date laptop as part of a clue really pulls me out of it. I have enough problems with real life passwords, to enjoy cracking escape room windows passwords. 

Things got more hit and miss in the next room. We needed the odd clue in here, and one of the key props was broken. So I had to actually leave the room to get the dude’s help. 

Again, Escape London falls down with slow response times to requests for help. Really nice people work there, but the basics need to be tightened up for it to become a slick operation. 

The end felt underwhelming. We looked at each other and asked ‘did we do it?’ 

It’s a fun enough room, but I wouldn’t recommend it heartily. Personally, Overthrone and The Cabin were just more fun. This one beats the Da Vinci room though.

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