Western Approaches – War Museum Escape Room

Western Approaches – War Museum Escape Room
Location: Liverpool
Game Date: 05/12/2018
Team: Amy & Ian

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Western Approaches is located in the War Museum, a real secret bunker in the heart of Liverpool! What a hidden gem the museum is, if you go to the escape room, the museum is well worth a look arouns too.

Theme:
“Inspired by the story of the Martins Bank gold where during World War 2 the bulk of England’s gold was moved to Martins Bank in Liverpool.  Some of the gold is thought to have been stored at Western Approaches and some believe it is still there.  Can you solve the mystery of the missing gold and escape the secret bunker within the allotted hour?”

The room is as immersive as it gets, located in a REAL secret bunker that housed many many workers during WW2. Even walking down to the escape room puts you in the mood, passing the real signage and rooms that were used in real history.
The room itself was decorated quite simply, and there was nothing that was put there to mislead or distract, period furniture and props further added to the immersion and the use of these props in game play was a wonderful touch.
The room was large enough for the max of 6 players and was lit very well.

Game Play:
A strictly linear game, that compromised of a good variety of puzzles, word, observation, logic being the mainstays, and a dexterity/skill puzzle that will be sure to test groups to their limits.  The variety in the puzzles will mean that every member in the group will get a chance to show their “smart side” and will shine at their own point in the game.
All the puzzles were very good in their logic, with lovely ah-ha moments that were crystal clear and they were all fun puzzles to solve with clear conclusions.
The signposting was subtle but good and clear, and intrinsic to the room. Newcomers may not pick up on it, but it is there and helps the game flow
The flow was good, and once we got going there were no natural choke points or ambiguity.
A good, enjoyable game that would be a great first escape, coupled with the museum and super realistic setting, it’s welcome addition to Liverpool’s escape scene.

Clue System:
Clues were delivered via a screen

Game Host:
Andy was our game host, and ran our game well. He was friendly and personable. Georgia alo gave us a quick tour of the museum and was great, friendly and professional.

Did we escape?
Yes, in 39 mins

Website: https://castlerockescapes.simplybook.it/v2/
Price:
2 Players £32
3 Players £43
4 Players £55
5 Players £65
6 Players £72

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