Played: January 2020
How we did: 3 person team – 60:15
In a nutshell: Stylish, steady submarine shenanigans with superb hosting
4.4 / 5
Host – 5*
Puzzleology – 4
Fun Factor – 4
Immersion – 4
Room Quality – 5
Stash – Team photo, with prop, emailed after
Having really, really enjoyed their Heist, I was excited to come back to check out Enigma Quests new room. Having bought the tickets during a flash sale to promote their new room, we got these at half price – so it’s worth signing up to their newsletter.
First impressions are really, really solid. From the dude on the door (who was the newest member of the team to join) – to Sean (our host and one of the most senior) the team here are great. So professional. So enthusiastic and just on it. Full marks to the hiring policy and the training policy.
Regular readers of the blog will no doubt be aware that my dad doesn’t like escape rooms. Thankfully, he wasn’t here. My brother was, and he loves escape rooms.
We started hazily, familiarising ourselves with our new submarine home slowly. It is a well-finished room. Although it never felt like we were on a real submarine (too spacious, too bright, too … new) the puzzles fit the theme well.
The thing I love most about Escape Rooms is the communication. It’s the essence of a successful escape. And I love that a lot of the puzzles here totally, 100% require it.
How does this measure up to London’s other Submarine room at nearby Hint Hunt? It’s the better option. A better use of tech, with more of a fun factor – and world class hosting.
That said, as a room I enjoyed the Million Pound Heist more than this one.
Before, during and after the room – Sean took the time to explain things to us with patience, enthusiasm and charm. His debrief left us feeling like we were his old friends, who had just pulled off a world class, highly heroic submarine rescue.
The first room I’ve done where it felt weird not having our host in the photo too.