The Panic Room – Enigma 6.5/10
This is a matter of national security! There is a traitor amongst us! Your mission: locate the traitor and escape, before something unthinkable happens! Your country needs you!
A small group of cryptographers have been stationed within Bletchley under orders to uphold National Defence through intercepting and deciphering intelligence. This department became the “Bletchley National Defence Cybersecurity Unit” in 2010. Just recently, one of the cryptographers uncovered a threat to the Government network and was horrified to realise the traitor was in the team!
Your commander has narrowed the suspects down to five people, but has now mysteriously disappeared leaving only a trail of clues behind!
An awesome Cluedo-esq adventure of deduction and intrigue. The quintessential escape room experience, perfect for veteran players and newcomers too! Can you find the traitor and escape in time?
Played – February 2019
Our host for the room was Chelsea. The room was set out in an office style, as you would expect, with lots of drawers, cupboards and a computer to explore.
There were a variety of puzzles, but lots and lots of information to absorb – if you don’t like reading this is not the room for you! Eliminating suspects to find the traitor was the aim of game and an additional time element keeps you on your toes. One small tip check everything very carefully!
We have a team of five and there was plenty to keep us all occupied. We were told that only one in ten escape so getting out just over ten minutes to go was an achievement.
If you fancy some food after, there is a really nice tapas restaurant just through the alleyway opposite, in the heritage quarter, called Rico Sabor.
Theme/Immersion – 6.5
Puzzles/Variety – 7
Fun Factor – 7
Difficulty – 8
Reviewed by R