Escape from Reality in Cardiff

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On Saturday 6th August 2016 Escape Reality opened in Cardiff.

This escape game experience offers 6 different themed rooms. Teams of 2-6 players have 60 minutes to escape by working together to solve various puzzles. How hard are the challenges? Well the venue rates the games difficulty between 3★ and 5★. 

  • Jungala   Difficulty: ★ ★ ★
  • Enigmista  Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ 
  • The Heist  Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Misery  Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Fibonacci  Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Alcatraz   Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

All escape rooms have their own unique touches. One thing Escape Reality has that we had not used in other escape rooms was an ipad to give clues and hints. Did it work? Well, not really. We found that when we used it to give us a clue, it told us something we had already solved but didn’t give a clue to finding the next puzzle. This may be to do with the numbering system.

A big plus point is that the venue has a large waiting area. This is great if you are booking more than one room or are meeting your group at the venue. Much better than hanging around on a street corner as one venue made us do (but that’s another story!) The waiting  area can be used before and after your game…..just don’t spoil things for players waiting to go into a game when you discuss how you got out!

“The dice have been rolled”

We played the Jungala  game in September.

The plot revolves around you and your team finding an old board game in the attic. You’ve just rolled the dice and been engulfed by a vortex. You find yourselves transported into an alternative realm. Scary.

Returning to reality you try to leave the room and discover …..da,da,da……the door has been locked….

Yes, You are Trapped In A Room and need to find a way to Escape.

All you can do is complete the game “or be trapped inside the other realm for eternity.” You have sixty minutes to complete the game and the clock is ticking……


Did we escape ? Yes we managed to get out in time, with the help of the games master. A fun afternoon adventure.

Team Invitation To Events played Escape Reality and managed to escape.
Team Invitation To Events played Escape Reality and managed to escape.

Halloween is creeping up on us…..

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Soon to be appearing at the British Museum Treasure hunt……

Trick or Treat

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This month it’s time to Trick or Treat with a Halloween Treasure Hunt at The British Museum. 

Click here to see the photos from last year’s event

Tickets for this year’s adventure are available here

New murder mystery hen-night

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Love it when a plan comes together!



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The latest murder mystery adventure from Invitation To Events

New for 2016 –  a hen-night murder mystery for 14 ladies. To book a murder mystery hen night, or any other murder mystery event, contact Invitation To Events – with the subject line ” Booking a murder mystery event”

The latest murder mystery adventure from Invitation To Events is a hen-night murder mystery A Murderous Brood for 14 players

It would appear these hens are……..A Murderous Brood

Everyone was excited about the upcoming wedding of Dan and Marie.

While Dan was away watching rugby on his stag trip, the hens celebrated Marie’s final days as a single woman with a trip to Bosanova, where the Bride’s parents live, followed by a spa retreat in England.

The first part of the trip was filled with shopping, sightseeing and clubbing organised by the bride’s friend Connie.

However, there were also a couple of last minute additions to the guest plan in Bosanova, before the party moved to…

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Through the Looking-Glass at the National Gallery

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A small but determined group of treasure hunters embarked on the quest to explore the National Gallery on Friday evening. 

The treasure hunt followed Alice’s journey Through the Looking-Glass, with clues to solve and questions to answer on the theme of things not being what they seemed.

Apollo and Neptune disguised themselves as mortals and helped build the city of Troy.
Apollo and Neptune disguised themselves as mortals and helped build the city of Troy.

The adventure began by meeting The Red Queen at the Sainsbury wing. 

The Red Queen at the National Gallery
The Red Queen at the National Gallery


After the hunt the teams met in the National Cafe for drinks, scoring and prize giving. Unfortunately, photos are banned in the National Cafe, so this one is from their webpage.


The School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

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Have you dreamt of receiving a letter telling you you’re really a witch or wizard and you’ve just been admitted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

As Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the primary setting for the first six books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, is a fictional British school of magic this remains a dream.

Or does it?

Huffington Post reported in 2014 that you could attend Hogwarts online.

However, for those who want a more hands on approach, Enigma Quests in London offer you the chance to graduate from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. All it takes is passing the challenges in 60 minutes. Your team has to face obstacles and tests requiring cooperation and more than a little bravery. On your quest to becoming a witch or wizard, you’ll need all your skills to pass the exams and defeat the dark forces.

An escape room with a difference. Are you ready for the challenge?


Graduating from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Graduating from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry




Discovering London’s countryside and urban heritage

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Chingford is a suburb of London on the London/Essex border and sits on the edge of Epping Forest.

Chingford Green and SS Peter and Paul Church by Juliamaud

Chingford Countryside

Originally the whole parish of Chingford lay within the ancient Forest of Essex. The Domesday figures for swine-pastures show that Chingford was well-wooded in the 11th century, although the parish had a considerable amount of arable land, which was increased by subsequent forest clearance. Chingford’s woodland is still similar in size to its area of woodland in the 1640’s.

Epping Forest and Chingford Plain became popular with day-trippers in Victorian times. As London’s largest open space, Epping Forest is a registered charity managed by the City of London.

Chingford Town

The town of Chingford began as a scattered farming community. Comprising of three forest hamlets, the inhabitants of Chingford had the ancient right to pasture cattle, branded with their mark, a crowned ‘G’, within the forest.

There has been a parish church in Chingford since Norman times. The present Old Church building dates from the late 13th century. However the church building had to be abandoned in the 1840’s as it was in such a bad state of repair. The Reverend Robert Boothby Heathcote decided to build, at his own expense, a new church on Chingford Green. The new Church on the Green, designed by Lewis Vulliamy, was built  in 1844 and established the prominence of the Chingford Green hamlet .

During Victorian times nearby Walthamstow and Leyton experienced a surge in urbanisation, but Chingford remained an agricultural parish until the arrival of the Great Eastern Railway.

The Chingford Green conservation area includes a variety of interesting buildings showing Chingford’s development over two hundred years from a small rural community to a suburb of modern London. Details of these buildings can be found in the leaflet written and illustrated by Guy Osborne for the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

The Chingford Treasure Hunt

Discover the history of the area combined with a trip to the Epping Forest countryside. Starting at Chingford Station this adventure combines a treasure hunt around the “urban” part of Chingford (including the conservation area). Although not part of the hunt, players can then visit some listed buildings on the edge of Epping Forest, as well as spend time in “The View” learning the story and history of the forest.

As well as being available for private hire, this hunt will soon be available as a self-guided hunt on the ClueKeeper platform