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Family of 4 with 11 and 14 year olds went last night for their easiest room, Pandora’s escape. We had a great time. We read the backstory before online but this was missing from the explanation beforehand which is my only minor complaint. Otherwise we all had a fab time. 2 rooms. Difficulty about right although we did have to get 2 hints in the second room. Will do the other rooms next time as we’re now hooked!EssJayWhy
This was our second experience of an escape room. I'm not sure how it relates to Pandora's box itself since there's no story attached the quest. We figured out the first puzzle within 5mins. We were then confronted with loads of red herrings and real clues. It seems that, whereas other escape rooms bombard you with puzzles, this escape room bombards you with red herrings to keep you in the room longer. It's frustrating because you're not trying to use your brain to work something out, instead you're just staring at a collection of 'could be' clues. We half cheated to get past the first room, which I'm pretty sure you shouldn't be able to do. The second room isn't related to the first at all. They're two separate escape rooms basically. This one had a big easy puzzle that would have taken 15mins to solve if you weren't in a dark strobe lit room, desperately trying to see the numbers on the padlocks and interpret clues in the split second the lights went on. This was not a good escape room.Angelique
Arrived 10 minutes before our slot, after a brief instruction we were let loose in the room. We had an hour to get out, and managed to do it in just over 40 minutes. I would rate the pandoras room as quite easy for a group of adults. There was also a lot of parking available as it's a part of an entertainment centre with food, cinema and a bowling alley amongst other things. We really enjoyed the experience and would definitely come back again to do one of the other rooms available!Artie