In a nutshell: High on the illuminati puzzles, but not a memorable room
Played: May 2019
How we did: 2 person team, 59:53!
2.8 / 5
Host – 2
Puzzleology – 3
Fun Factor – 3
Immersion – 3
Room Quality – 3
Stash – Team photo emailed after, with time and team name
This was our second room at Escape London. It was a step up in difficulty from Overthrone. It’s themed around the illuminati and the Da Vinci code.
The main room is a good space, jammed with a spread of puzzles. They are at a nice mix of style and complexity.
One thing that frustrated me during this room was a seven minute delay in getting help when we were stuck. We were totally bamboozled, and kept ringing the buzzer without response. Myself tired after a day at work and a journey across London, didn’t appreciate the wait.
As I understood it, there was just one dude looking after reception and up to 3 other rooms, and this really cost us the enjoyment.
Unlike all of the other rooms at the Shepherd’s Bush Escape London, a lot of the clues are totally forgettable. This Da Vinci room is one of Da Worst I’ve played.
Unless of course, you’re a big group of Da Vinci Code fans. And if you are, let me wish you 🜯 🜃 ☊