Cave Escape: Carfax

By | March 20, 2019

by Cave Escape (website)

63 Mansfield Road, NG1 3FN


2-5 players

60 minutes

Your eyes begin to focus through the dull light. The croak and groan of the Russian cargo ship, The Demeter, makes you feel uneasy. You sense that a terrible event has occurred - the crew are missing, presumed dead. Only the body of the Captain is later recovered, found horrifically bound to the helm of the vessel.
You have been called upon by Professor Abraham Van Helsing, the noted Dutch Metaphysician and his former student, Dr. John Seward who's patient, the aristocrat - Lucy Westenra, is presenting a series of bizarre symptoms. She seems to be drawn under the power of an unknown force which yolks her strength, day by day. What is causing her decline and could it be in some way connected to the eery appearance of the deserted ship upon Whitby's shore? Only you can find the truth!
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 7 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

Player reviews

James Bloodworth experienced says:

Wonderfully thematic, clever puzzles and just one of the best rooms I've done for a while, taking inspiration from the story of Dracula, there is a definite narrative of progression throughout the sections of the room.  Some of the puzzles are quite hard in terms of figuring out what it is you need to do but it is very much worth it.  Our GM was Becky who has one of the creepiest voices when she was giving us a hint..

Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Laura McGill experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Escapetopus experienced says:

Absolutely brilliant room at a unique venue. Wonderful attention to detail in the room design, decor and sound. The Dracula theme elements were taken straight from the original novel, so it’s perfect if you’re a fan of Gothic literature!

Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Juliette B experienced says:

Great location, we felt truly immersed from our entrance in the reception area all the way to the end. The game truly involves you from the get go. My only criticism is that it is very search heavy and it times this was very frustrating; this aside, the puzzles were good and the set dressing was fantastic. Easily a game to include if on a trip to Nottingham, although not up there with Curio for me. 

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
oiruc rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Tim Cooper experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

A true rival for Curio in Nottingham, Cave Escape is a fantastic game that takes you on a journey through the underground world of Nottingham.
Carfax is a great room and it excelled in room design. Surrounded by the natural stone walls of the cave, the rest of the set was used to enhance this already impressive setting
This game’s unique selling point is that it’s set in a cave – but that’s not why it’s a fantastic game. Carfax has a wonderfully immersive and minimalist set that beautifully unveils the games story. A brilliant game.

A unique setting in the caves of Nottingham backed up by a well formed story full of adventure

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