Lock-Clock: After-Party review
|You wake up after a crazy party in Barcelona locked in an unfamiliar flat, with an awful hangover, blurry memories of the night before… and the police is on its way! Rush out of there before the cops arrive…|
|3-6 players (over 18’s only)|
|€17-21 per person depending on team size|
|Played by Jenny, Paul, Bharath|
|Escaped with 8 minutes remaining|
8/10The idea of this game was very innovative and I was looking forward to playing a game with a different theme to all the others I’ve played. On arrival, we were led to the room and our host explained the backstory, where we went out for one drink, which turned into an all night session to leave us in the predicament of waking up in a complete strangers house with a headache and a mission to escape before the real owner came home. I really liked the next idea where we were led into the room in blindfolds to enhance the scenario of waking up in a strange place, each player ending up in a different predicament too! Once the game started we found ourselves in a room with various remnants scattered around the room to help us retrace our steps of our ‘drunken’ night. Whilst we were in just another living room, the little additions of the balloons and music added to the party feel of the setting. All the games linked well to a wild night theme. I sadly couldn’t score a perfect 10 as I’m still a little unsure what the overall mission was. I think it was to find paracetamol, but I’m not 100%.
8/10We’re explained our situation and how we need to find paracetamol and get out before the police arrive. We’re then blindfolded and placed into different scenarios within the room. We hear the neighbours complaining about the noise and remove our blindfolds to discover a generously sized area with lots to excite the senses. It’s a pretty realistic ‘morning after the night before’ flat with things like drinks and outfits dotted around the place and party music playing in the background. Your absent friend left her phone behind and you can use that to ask for or receive help and clues. The puzzles are mostly integrated well into the house party theme, apart from the pictures one which, although good, didn’t make sense in the context.
9/10This room delivered new puzzles and ideas which is why I’ve scored so high. Yes, the usual hunting for items/clues was there, but they added in so many new elements, one of which was to be a DJ and another involving a ball pit! Some of the puzzles were logical whereas others seemed a little far from the theme with me wondering ‘why would you do this on a drunken night?’. This room would be good for a larger group with say 5 players as there is a lot to do in here! I think everyone, both beginners and experienced gamers, will enjoy this room.
9/10There’s a varied mix of challenging puzzles which require interacting with your surroundings. Visual, smell, touch, tech and searching are all covered, and it doesn’t rely heavily on padlocks. There were quite a lot of new ideas in here. The scent puzzle was the first one I’ve encountered that I actually enjoyed as it was implemented well and didn’t leave much room for ambiguity. There was some text in the game but it was written in both Spanish and English so didn’t hamper us non-native speakers. However, some of the writing was quite hard to read due to wear and tear.
9/10I thoroughly enjoyed this room from the moment it started. It was so nice to play a different themed room and I loved the addition of music and the ball pit. The room is a great space so the whole team can move around freely and work on tasks. With so much to do, there are moments when you may work solo on puzzles, but they nicely bring you back together for the teamwork challenges. This room was so close to the perfect score, I just felt a little underwhelmed by the end, which is why I may have slightly forgotten the mission.
9/10I’ve been really looking forward to playing a Hangover movie-like escape room and this didn’t disappoint. OK, we’re not in Las Vegas and we don’t find any tigers, but the theme really helped to add a fun factor to this experience. I loved hearing party tunes playing throughout in the background. I’d actually like it if all rooms had music! The fun elements here combined with the enjoyable hands-on puzzles are the perfect mix to ensure a good time and I left with a buzz. Our light-hearted host was nice and spoke fluent English.
9/10For €21, this game was excellent. The theming and puzzles were innovative and really added to a great experience. The host was very friendly and even with English as her second language, we didn’t face any language barriers. I only marked the value down as I didn’t feel the post game chat was as warming as other games I’ve played.
9/10At just €21 each for our small team of 3, and cheaper still for larger groups, this is great value for money, especially compared to the London prices that we’ve grown accustomed to! You’d be forgiven for thinking it would be a relatively basic room for that price, but it was far from it. It’s very spacious, it’s fully themed, it’s suitable for both English and Spanish speakers and it’s both challenging and fun in equal measures. It’s well worth a visit.
Theming - 8/10
Puzzles - 9/10
Enjoyment - 9/10
Value - 9/10