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Trapp’d Stockport – Dead Mans Cove

Trapp’d Stockport – Dead Mans Cove
Location: Stockport
Game Date: 05/11/2019
Team: Amy & Ian

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Theme:
“The waves slam and crash against the old rickety wood of the famous pirate ship; The Pillager of The Damned as it sails across the seven seas. The sound of the waves like a lullaby after being a desolate, abandoned prisoner for 7 years. So lonely, forgotten. The bars so familiar and friendly, your home for so long. The echo of the crew above your head, working, fighting and singing all to satisfy the cruel Captain Storm Jackson. Given his name for the thunder and despair that he rains down on anyone to cross his path. Always intoxicated and giving away secrets that only a locked away companionless soul could overhear. The plans to steal the legendary pearl…tonight.

Dead Man’s Cove. No one fully knows what lies there, only rumours of the rare, exquisite pearl. Only one pirate survived the treacherous journey however he is nowhere to be found and is thought to have gone crazy! Now, no one knows the horrors that await them at Dead Man’s Cove but plotting your escape has been effortless as the dimwitted pirates have revealed a detailed plan of their mission to search and retrieve the precious pearl. Giving you time to plot your outbreak. No longer will you be held captive by the cruel Captain Storm, you will escape…but at what cost?

The crew has left, the ship is so quiet. All you have to do is breakout of your jail cell and venture through the Pillager of the Damned’s decks without being seen! Find the raft and guide it across the stormy seas. Hurry your time has come to put your plan into action and jump over the hurdles that will come your way, freedom is in your sights”

A very nicely decorated room, that was typically piratey with a good solid finish. The decoration was beautifully crafted and there were enough bits and bobs to create a fairly immersive atmosphere without creating distractions or red herrings.
The atmosphere of the game was good, whilst not the most 360 degree immersive room it still created a good sense of “pirate ship” and a lovely space to spend an hour!
The room itself was large, even through the split start the rooms were not too tiny. Good, but atmospheric lighting complimented the room.

Game Play:
A (mostly) linear game, that consisted of a good variety of puzzles. Logic, physical, word, decoding, math, searching, observation & teamwork made up the game so there was a good selection for all players.
Puzzles were all excellent in their logic, with clear concise ah-ha moments that lead to clean answers. Most importantly they were all a lot of fun to solve, and very satisfying. A very puzzle heavy room but at no time did we feel bogged down or over faced.
Puzzles were beautifully on theme.
Signposting was excellent, yet subtle. There was a certain elegance in the puzzles and signposting that married beautifully together to create a very playable game.
Flow was great, with no natural or deliberate sticking points.
A really lovely room that was incredibly rewarding to play as the puzzles were so clear, logical and enjoyable.

Clue System:
Clues were delivered via a voice-over in the room

Game Host:

Did we escape?
Yes, in 44 minutes

Website: https://trappd.com
Price:
2 Players £39
3 Players £49
4 Players £59
5 Players £69
6 Players £79

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