We were very excited to be asked to go along and review Breakout Liverpool.
Breakout Liverpool is a live escape room game where players are given 60 minutes to solve a series of clues to lead them to breaking out.
On this occasion, I was the babysitter (the breakout rooms are not really for younger kids) so I stayed at home with the kids and let Warren, Emily and Scott (Warren's brother) go to try this. I was a bit gutted not be able to go, but Warren said that it was so good he would definitely go again, so that is our next date night sorted! This review was obviously written in collaboration with Warren - he told me all about the experience.
The concept of the game is fairly simple. You and your group are locked in a room for one hour. The aim is to solve a series of puzzles and mysteries to escape. The room that we chose to try and solve was "Confidential." The room was large and reminded them of a CIA office - it had some filing cabinets, cupboards and a couple of tables. It was very minimal and actually realistic in terms of it being somewhere you might need to break out of.
The puzzles and clues were very varied. Some were made for the more logical mind and others for the type of person that thinks outside the box. Warren solved many of the logical clues, and Emily the less logical, more abstract clues. (I won't add in spoilers here - you can go and try for yourself!) Needless to say the puzzles were exciting and you have to use lasers, UV lights and magnets to solve some of them.
Overall, Warren, Emily and Scott said they had a brilliant time. They weren't really sure what to expect as they had never done anything like that before, but it was great to be able to work as a team to solve puzzles to break out of the room.
I know what you are thinking.... well.... did they breakout?
Prices for the rooms vary depending on how many people enter. For the game we played in the room with three people, the cost would have been around £16 per person - Warren assures me that this would be worth every penny. Breakout would work well for works parties, stag or hen parties or even birthday parties. Emily is 12 and she really enjoyed it - the website recommends kids be aged over 10 as the puzzles are quite complex.
I'll be honest, I am looking forward to going here... maybe the next time me and Warren get a free day.
To book your own room visit their website.
Disclosure: We were invited to Breakout Liverpool free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and views are our own.