Lockhouse: Egyptian Tomb review
Lockhouse Escape Games
70 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DP
The last adventurer to enter never returned at all. We need a team of brave explorers, with nerves of steel and a strong ability to think on their feet, who can uncover the mysteries and discover what exactly is the purpose of this tomb. Are you confident you have what it takes? We certainly hope so.
Date we visited:
4 November 2017
Price at time of visit:
£75.60 for a team of three in peak hours
Jenny, Paul, Bharath
Did we escape?
Yes – in 56m 56s with “minimal hintage”
Value for money
7/10Thought the rooms were average price at £25.20 per head. Feel group size needs to be kept to no more than 4 people to all get a good experience.
7/10Average price but above average experience.
6/10On the higher end of the scale for what you get.
8/10The theming was excellent from the host to the puzzles. They all kept to the Egyptian theme, with the added use of props and set design.
7/10Good, but a door didn’t open properly which wasted our time a bit as we thought we hadn’t solved the puzzle.
7/10Theming was believable with areas of small spaces that are fun.
6/10The room was linear like most rooms but it added in a more physical challenge which was a new type of puzzle to me. I also liked the different levels of play e.g. crawling to get to other rooms.
7/10You need to be flexible as there’s some tight spaces, which I enjoyed crawling around.
6/10No wow factor but will keep you entertained.
6/10The puzzles were quite tricky in parts, the difficulty of these were fairly complex with logical thinking required. However I felt some puzzles were solved quicker than they seemed but we had trouble pushing doors open etc.
7/10A good selection of different types of challenges with little repetition.
6/10Fun puzzles. Not many skill puzzles, was more about logic. An item in the room was missing and the host did not know where it was. Also, there was a broken item, but it didn’t affect us escaping.
I thought the host was great and liked the way he held back clues until asked. I liked the theming and game play as well, particularly the way the consistency of the setting continued throughout the puzzles and the rooms.
Lots of separate spaces which kept it fresh. I loved the entrance lobby which was full of cool games and great theming. The staff were friendly.
The host was in character and kept in character. With all the crawling, I felt like Tomb Raider at times. All the fun puzzles in the waiting area kept us entertained.
I didn’t like the way some parts of the game were stuck and doors needed a bit of force when puzzles were solved.
A couple of the puzzles were really tough and I think few people would solve them without needing help.
Due to the theming of the room, it caused more red herrings in the room than needed.
Value for money - 6.67/10
Theming - 7.33/10
Uniqueness - 6.33/10
Puzzles - 6.33/10