Mission: Wavebreak Enigma Quests

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. 

Million Pound Heist, Enigma Quests, London

In a nutshell: Slick, hugely enjoyable heist where priority is not quickest time but most $$$

Played: May 2019

How we did: 3 person team, $ 567,357

4.4 / 5

Host – 4

Puzzleology – 4

Fun Factor – 5

Immersion – 4

Room Quality – 5

Stash – Team photo using their Ipad with props and giant cheque

This is a room worth checking out at Engima Quests. The aim is to explore a high-class thief’s safe house before infiltrating the bank to escape with as much dosh as possible. 

The first room is, for me, a classic escape room. It looks good, feels real and is full of cool shit to pick up and examine. 

I always say the mark of a great escape room is if you’re smiling and can enjoy some banter, together, while you escape. They nailed it here, combining physicality and brain-scratchers really nicely.

Use of props was on point. And, crucially it really felt like a heist. 

The hosting was helpful, and it’s a clever way they work the hints into the story. We could have a good laugh with the host, but they scored a point down for forgetting to email us the team photo later on, as they said they would. 
This is as ideal for a group fairly new to escape rooms as it is for an experienced team of crack criminals escape roomers.