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We recently had the amazing opportunity to take part in Brighton's only Escape Game! Escape Games are becoming popular activities for groups all over the world and we felt especially lucky to have the opportunity to experience this one right in the heart of Brighton. We have tried our best to not give any clues away, so read on for more details on this incredible experience!
Being Brighton's only Escape Game we were very excited to be taking part. The theme of Brighton's escape room is based on the infamous 'Brighton Trunk Murders' in 1934 - which were never actually solved!
Arriving at the Escape Game location, the escape room was situated in the basement of a traditional Brighton townhouse. We were very apprehensive about what this evening had in store, although in some ways not knowing added that extra thrill! We were warmly greeted when we arrived and were given the aim of the game plus any restrictions, before being shown to the room that would become our prison for the next hour.
The room was decorated in the authentic style of the 1930's with props such as briefcases, teapots, maps and books scattered around for added atmosphere. A video clip was projected onto the wall which displayed a short video of the case to solve. We were then locked in the room to begin the game, although we were reassured that we could ask for clues if we got stuck, using the walkie-talkie in the corner.
The aim is to solve the murder in 60 minutes, with a bonus game of guessing the murder weapon at the end! We began by scanning the room for any clues we could use to kick off the investigation. Searching through draws, cupboards and books, it was harder than it seemed to find clues.
The clock was ticking and we were almost half way through – without having found enough clues to solve the mystery, the nerves definitely started to kick in! Luckily enough, Richard was there to help us out by giving some hints to help us find the all-important clues.
At the 57 minute mark… We solved the mystery! Unfortunately that left us with only 3 minutes to find the murder weapon, and so we fell at the final hurdle. That didn’t take away our sense of achievement though, as it’s definitely more difficult than we initially thought.
This 1 hour murder mystery was an incredible experience, it really let us live out our inner detective, whilst putting our combined intuition to the test! If you would like the opportunity to take on the task of solving the Brighton trunk murders, grab yourself a gift voucher.
We recently had the pleasure of meeting Will, the owner of Brighton’s very own first-of-its-kind Escape game. These types of games are gaining popularity fast in the UK, providing fun and unique ways to spend time with friends, bond as a family, or complete some team-building with colleagues. We were lucky enough to secure an interview with Will who owns Brighton’s first escape game! Here’s how it went:
Hi Will, Great to meet you!
So tell us, what first inspired you to set up your own escape game experience here in Brighton?
I have been in the Escape Game industry for two years working in Berlin, Germany. I always wanted to have one in my home country and thought Brighton would be the ideal location as we would be the first and only game in that location.
It's very exciting that you were the first person to open an escape game in Brighton! The experience sounds really interesting, what does completing the task involve?
You have to work as a team. The game requires detective work, intuition, brain power and a little luck to solve the mission.
It sound's challenging! Do many people manage to solve the mystery within the time limit?
Yes we have about a 70% success rate from teams
Are the murder mysteries based on true stories?
Yes, they are based around 'The Brighton Trunk Murders' from 1934
Ooh spooky! Would you say your experience is catered for a particular audience?
Anybody really. The game is ideal for players aged 10 - 70. It's a fun game for families, friends, students and business team building events.
Are you hoping to continue to grow your company? Where would you like to expand to?
Yes we will be opening a second game at the beginning of 2016 in Brighton.
What do people enjoy most about your experience?
Most teams leave feeling very excited because they have never had an experience like this before. There is a 'rush' teams feel as they solve puzzles and different clues come together to reveal a solution. It's a very unique experience and every team will experience a different game depending on the personalities of the group.
Finally do you have anything you would like to add? Tell new/potential customers?
Just that if you are looking for something different or looking for something unique to do in Brighton, then come check us out. You can read on Facebook and TripAdvisor that every group is giving us 5 star reviews and want to come back to play another game. We promise you won't be disappointed.
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Group Size & Spectators:
The minimum group size is two and they can run with up to 5 participants.
Escape games are available regularly most weeks throughout the year, subject to availability. Advance booking is required.
You have sixty minutes to complete the mission, however expect to be at the venue for longer.
The weather will not affect your experience. In the rare occasion a cancellation occurs, the game will be scheduled for another date.
All equipment will be provided by the venue, and there is no dress code for this experience.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level: Hard