Me and Pete have now completed a few escape rooms, it’s safe to say we a fans of them and prefer the ones where there are quite a few clues and puzzles to solve as well as the padlocks. Escape Live are very good for this, I’ve done Prison Break and Casino Heist at the Coventry base and both were brilliant. We were therefore very happy to learn of a new room opening – Armageddon.
My mother-in-law suggested going for Mother’s day and we were only to happy to treat her so we booked up for the Sunday morning along with my sister & brother in law and a close family friend.
The idea behind the room is that there is an asteroid on a collision course with Earth and the only way to stop it is to break into an old bunker as modern tech. won’t work with the electromagnetic field and set off a nuclear missile. The bunker hasn’t been used in many years so doesn’t quite work as you’d expect and so we had an hour to figure out the clues, get the system up and running and launch the missile to save mankind!
I won’t go into too much detail on what was in the room because it would be too much of a spoiler, they are much better when you don’t know what is going to happen but I will say that it was so well setup. You even went underground and the props and settings were so perfect. It also really got us thinking and working together to be able to achieve the end goal.
We decided to go for a dramatic movie style ending with only 37 seconds to spare before it was too late to launch. Needless to say, we were all frantically trying to complete the final tasks and were cheering when we managed to finish and escape the bunker. The staff are always brilliant there and Beth who was watching over us was no different, providing clues without giving too much away and building the experience for us.
It was a superb experience followed by a pleasant wander around the market at Fargo – handy location for being able to visit the village too. I think the next room we will be headed for is down the road in Stratford-Upon-Avon so I will keep you posted on how that goes!
We’re also interested in the escape room board games they have launched – might be asking for one with my birthday coming up next month…
Life of a Midlander