Escape Hunt Reading: The Last Vikings

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Reading (website)

Kings Walk, 19-23 King St, RG1 2HG

Reading

2-6 players

60 minutes

Your Viking clan sits unprotected from the wrath of the Ice Giants. Only the Norse gods can save you now.
Step into a legendary age of gods and monsters, where your peaceful Viking village is being threatened by an invasion of spine-chilling Ice Giants.
With your warriors away you don’t stand a chance in a fight, so in desperation you journey to the banqueting hall of the gods to throw yourself on their mercy and beg for help.
But when you enter your heart sinks – Thor, Loki and the other Norse gods are nowhere to be seen. With just one hour before the Ice Giants destroy your village, can you work together to summon the gods and gain their protection?
Take too long and the Vikings will be no more.
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Overall rating

Rated between 30 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 3 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

Player reviews

reviewed in Manchester
Scotus0 experienced says:

A Victorious Viking Venture!
This marked my first visit to Escape Hunt: I was saving it for when I had a big group coming to keep costs down.
Story
Summon the Norse gods for their protection against the Ice Giants who are on their way to destroy your village. NB: I really like this storyline: simple, creative and adventuresome with a clear goal!

Puzzles
We were all stumped at first- the first puzzle must have taken us ten minutes- but with a couple of hints, we then powered through. There were one or two occasions where it was almost a tad too unclear what needed to be done. However, it seemed to gradually get easier: we made light work of the final tasks. The puzzles were entirely (and appropriately) practical, making it the most hands-on room I’ve ever done so far. Vikings wouldn’t have been involved with number-crunching or word games! The game was very linear, perhaps too much so for a group of 5. We were all often huddled around the same thing, so I'd recommend a smaller group for this one.

Mise-en-scene
The room was thoughtfully decked out like a Viking cabin. There were ‘proper’ props e.g. metal helmets, furniture and tools to appreciate. A lack of traditional number locks in favour of other means of progressing fitted in nicely with the Nordic setting.

Final Comments
We broke out with ten minutes to spare. This room scores highly in all three of my sub-categories!

Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
reviewed in Liverpool
Hege Egeberg rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
reviewed in Edinburgh
Claire Stephens rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

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