Break Free Escape Barrow: Room 13

By | May 15, 2019

by Break Free Escape Barrow (website)

Unit 1, 331 Rawlinson Street, LA14 1BS

Barrow-in-Furness

2-6 players

60 minutes

On the way home from a vacation with your family, your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere with no reception to call for help. Seeking shelter from the dark of night, you decide to check yourself and your family in to one of the rural hotels nearby. The elderly caretaker of the run-down hotel informs you that there are no other hotels within walking distance. After checking into one of the rooms, you find a series of rather supernatural things occurring within the room and you have been locked in from the outside. Complete the puzzles within the haunted room to figure out a way to escape within sixty minutes or suffer the wrath of the spirits you have angered.
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Overall rating

Rated between 15 and 30 out of 5

based on ratings from 1 user
combined with 1 pro review

Player reviews

reviewed in Manchester
Scotus0 experienced says:

Pedestrian Puzzling

My second room as part of a double bill at The Escape Room (I tackled Slaughterhouse first). It should be noted that, on my visit, the venue was undergoing renovations.

Story

Escape the haunted hotel before the spirits get you.

Puzzles

The introduction was frustratingly confusing: we needed a hint to be told where the game actually started. After this, the pair of us were on our way and escaped with plenty of time left on the clock. We did some banal counting, searching and decoding. Meh.

Mise-en-scène

I appreciated the darkness aspect of this room, but, other than that, the scenery, props and ambience were tame. Only the corridor felt hotel-like. The 'flick a switch and a Game Operator will come to help' must be the worst hint system ever, as it totally took us out of the experience.

Final Comments

As I mentioned in my Slaughterhouse review, these rooms are not worth paying full price for. If another good Black Friday deal comes up, I'll return to do the other two rooms then! In the meantime, don't bother.

Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

A review of three rooms at The Escape Room in Manchester. As with most of the games at this chain, they were linear, relied heavily on darkness and didn't generally produce puzzles that impressed. The one highlight between them was the Secret Lab, a game that used to be raved about but even that is showing its age.

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