It's been a long time in the making, but Labyrinth: Lord Barrington's Folly hosts its first game! A game with two objectives - you don't just need to escape, but also collect as many tokens as possible!
With Jai heading off to uni we welcome Olivia to the Escape Brum team!
Added to our range of Exit! games we're now stocking PuzzlePost games too. Prices start at £9.99 for Elf HQ rising to £15.99 for The Scandal.
The Mystic's Cabin has proved a tricky proposition since the COVID update, but after nearly 400 games Ferngate are the first team to crack the 30 minute barrier! In fact they knocked nearly 5 minutes off the previous fastest time setting a new record of 26:43. Wow!
Lee & Jai spent some time with the JQ clean team, picking litter. One full bag taken off the streets in a little over an hour!
We're delighted to have teams back in playing games without the need to wear face masks, hopefully this is the beginning of the end.
Only Jai's 3rd day and he's witnessed the fastest ever time in the Mystic's Cabin! Clueless Wonders, with only the 6th sub 40 minute time, set the target with 31:12
After all the chaos of the last year and a half, we're finally taking on our first permanent team member! With Jai working Friday to Sunday each week, we're now able to run Blackmail and The Mystic's Cabin simultaneously.
What a fantastic and beautiful event: Ash proposed to Unique at the end of Blackmail after finding the engagement ring at the end of the game! Congratulations! (Unique said yes)
The starting point for room 3, a big pile of wood delivered today! Not sure when it will be ready, and we're not giving any details away on the theme, we'll keep you posted!
After posting the 5th fastest time in Blackmail, Unleashed Unlocked have posted a new fastest time in The Mystic's Cabin with 32:34! Moving ever closer to that 30 minute threshold.
We're now selling Exit! games in our reception area. With a range of titles available, buy one for £15 or two for £25
It's been over 6 months, and we are finally open again! There are some restrictions, but we're looking forward to getting teams back in again!
It's been less than three months since we opened up after the first lockdown, and we have to close again. Hopefully it won't be for too long, stay safe.
Team Reprobates with the first sub 40 minute time in the new set up of The Mystic's Cabin! Well done - 39:41. The adjustment has definitely made the room harder!
Lockdown is long ended, carpets have been pulled up and replaced; Blackmail and The Mystic's Cabin await you!
Dealing with insurance loss adjusters and finding a carpet fitter during a global pandemic... a really slow process! Still we're nearly there; reset of the room, a couple of tests and we'll be back open soon.
Can't believe it: making final prep for reopening and a huge rainstorm has overloaded the drains. Water everywhere, not sure the carpets will survive this, might have to delay reopening :(
Lockdown has afforded us the opportunity to make a small adjustment to The Mystic's Cabin - we've added an extra puzzle to make it a little more difficult. As a result we have retired the existing leaderboard and will start afresh when we reopen.
It seemed inevitable, and now it is confirmed: we are closed until further notice due to the government imposed national lockdown. Fingers crossed it won't last too long.
Absolutely incredible performance from Ole's At The Wheel, absolutely flawless from start to finish, and a time to match: 23:42. Just WOW! (Seems to be the month for fast times!)
Bored Gamers have just obliterated The Mystic's Cabin in 21:08. That's ridiculous. There's only two of them. Starting to think we should be making the game a bit more difficult.
#Altogaldem are the first team to go sub 30 minutes in The Mystic's Cabin, and we've not even had 50 teams through the room yet. 24:47 Well Done.
Dare you enter the Mystic's Cabin? Lord Barrington needs you to retrieve a lost statue of Bastet thought to be hidden within her walls. Thanks to Team Kibblewhite for being the first through the door.
A successful operation, 4 weeks of bed rest and recuperation: we're back open! Working through a backlog of games of those that graciously agreed to postpone - thank you!
A long term back issue has taken a turn for the worse, I'm incapacitated and I have had to close Escape Brum. 50 games either postponed or cancelled, and an operation looking like the only remaining option - which will require 4-6 weeks of recovery.
Been working flat out through the summer trying to get the second room open, we're now doing final testing - shouldn't be long now.
Sensational time in Blackmail from Old Joe, they were really going for it: 25:57. Can this ever be beaten? Only the second time under 30 minutes.
Why? We've had a break in, only thing taken was the CCTV box used to run Blackmail. Fortunately nothing was damaged apart from a couple of doors. Can't believe they just kicked their way through the reinforced glass panel next to the front door!
Had the pleasure of a visit from Team Squared (unbelievable level of experience - 2 of the team have played 1500 rooms!). Fascinating to watch them play Blackmail so calmly and methodically, no rush just working through and understanding everything. 29:00 our first sub 30 minute time - incredible!
The first team to play Blackmail! Huge relief to have a team play the game, and everything run smoothly. Thanks for taking a shot on a new small business Knock It Back Like Philip, who escaped with a very respectable 56:40
The venue is ready, the website is live, Blackmail awaits its first players! It's taken a huge amount of effort to get to this point, and so proud to reach this milestone in the journey: Escape Brum is open for business!