Escape Asylum: Cabin review
Unit 11, 14 St Martins Square, Leicester, LE1 5DF
According to legend, Eye Ball Bill was a lonely man, addicted to gambling. One cold dark night, in a twisted game of poker, he had nothing left to gamble apart from himself. He lost! So they ripped his eyes from his head and left him for dead. Ever since, he’s been known to sit waiting in his cabin, snatching the eyes of anyone who dares to walk near. You and your friends thought you would venture up to the cabin to see if the legend was true. Unfortunately for you, it IS.
Date we visited:
21 October 2017
Price at time of visit:
Daiman, Jenny, Bharath
Did we escape?
Value for money
6/10Cabin was a reasonable enough game with some relevant theming and a decent flow.
6/10This was a fun game, good for groups and at the average escape room price you’ll have a fun experience. Just remember to watch your head!
5/10For the price you pay it’s worth a try.
6/10It felt like a cabin! Lots of wood panelling and it was suitably sparse considering it was occupied by a loner. The downside to this was that it wasn’t the most engaging of spaces.
5/10The theming was really strong, we certainly felt like we were in a cabin, however nothing to stand out on the theme of a crazy killer!
4/10There were elements where you felt there was a cabin feel as the spaces felt small, but not enough to justify a high rating.
5/10It was pretty unremarkable although, as with their other game, Asylum, the on-theme host added a lot to the experience and gave it a slight edge over games of a similar ilk.
5/10Nothing was particularly stand out here, although I did like the various numbers of puzzles and tasks in this one.
5/10There’s only so much you can do with a cabin my opinion. The story line needed to have impacted on the game more.
4/10This part of the game let it down for me, beginning with a really frustrating physical game and then throwing in the odd moment where we felt some leaps were required.
6/10There was a great mix of puzzles in this one, with skill games, mental games and basic hunting escape room tasks.
5/10Some of the puzzles were frustrating and some of the skill games relied more on luck. But there was variety in the puzzles.
The host being on-theme – it’s a little touch in the scheme of things but having an in game character speak to you (though from outside the room) helps put you in the moment.
I really liked the mix of puzzles in this room and that all team members were kept busy.
The hosts tried to add to the pressure of getting out when we got near to the end of the game.
I was expecting (and hoping) for more of a horror angle, especially after coming out of Asylum which sold its atmosphere way more effectively. Again, one or two puzzles here required jumps in my opinion.
Felt there should have been more of a theme to the crazy killer!
Nothing too out of the ordinary in this game. The lighting was annoying at times in the game.
Value for money - 5.67/10
Theming - 5/10
Uniqueness - 5/10
Puzzles - 5/10