Month: October 2017

The Battle For Britain

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18th August 1940. It had started as a normal day.

The WAAF were serving tea to the airmen playing darts and cards when the attack happened. No-one expected the Luftwaffe to launch a resurgent attack on Britain.

With their air base hit by the first wave of heavy bombing, the airmen abandoned their darts match. As the only survivors, the airmen and the WAAF needed to access the strategic ops room and mobilise the full force of the RAF to save Britain.

With another attack imminent, there is no time to loose.

So begins ESCAPE PLAN: THE BATTLE FOR BRITAIN

A friend invited us to play the new story from Escape Plan which is set within World War II at an unnamed RAF base.

The game starts in the officers mess, with its photos of airmen and pub games. We played the only survivors of the Luftwaffe surprise attack. There were enough challenges to keep everyone occupied as we searched for a way to get into strategic operations.

A nice range of puzzles feed into a bigger puzzle that got us into the next room. This  room contains an impressive piece of prop some of us were especially eager to access.

Once inside the strategic ops. room, we set about gaining control of the surviving airbases. Our aim was to shoot down as many German bombers as possible. We had to find the correct airbase codes and despatch the planes before scurrying to safety ourselves.

Able to get all aircraft airborne, we activated the escape code to get us to safety. A great time, plus a few great photos to mark the occasion. Recommended.

escape plan battle for britain

 

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Trick or Treat at The British Museum

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Treasure Hunts In London will be running their annual Trick or Treat Halloween Treasure Hunts around the British Museum again this year.

Begin by meeting the Witches and reading the Halloween story……………

Trickier than it seems as some of the words are missing. Can you fill in the blanks?

Solve the clues and you will discover they all relate to objects that can be found within the British Museum.  

Now it’s time to set off exploring. Will you be able to find the objects? They can all be discovered within the collections treasures.

Think you’ve found the right cauldron? You’ll have to unravel the crypt-ic clues and answer the question about it to check. Tricky? A little, but all the solutions can be found by searching the cabinets and reading the descriptions.

The British museum is vast, but the witches will give you a list of rooms to search so you can find your way around. And if you need a little more help, they will be there to assist you, offering hints and advice.

After you’ve finished exploring the museum and solving the tricks, it’s time for the treats. Head to an elegant nearby venue for a delicious cream tea treat and prize giving.

Book your tickets for this years adventure from www.scavengerhunts.london


Join the Halloween Treasure Hunt at the British Museum with Treasure Hunts In London.

The adventure runs from 28th to 31st October 2017

Buy your tickets at www.scavengerhunts.london

Adventure Rooms, Cardiff

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Adventure Rooms began in Bern, Switzerland, in March 2012. Now a franchise of Adventure Rooms Escape Games offers venues in over 30 locations all around the world. The UK Adventure Rooms can be found in Cardiff, where they currently have two games – The Mad Scientist and The Black Queen.

The Black Queen – Cardiff

Team “Invitation To Events” tried out the Cardiff Adventure Rooms and played The Black Queen, the harder of the two games.

“I’ll take two of you into the room first and come back for the other one” said our Games Master during the briefing. This led us to believe we’d be separated and have to solve puzzles to link up. So we split up along the lines of “someone has to take me”  and left our team mate behind. We need not have worried as the split was only so that the Games Master could handcuff us to the wall, then handcuff our team mate in another part of the room.

Wait a minute. Did I say, not to worry? Here we were, all chained to the wall!

The start is in keeping with the premise of the game. The story goes that you are trapped in the mansion of a mysterious figure, the “Black Queen”. So your first task is to get out of the handcuffs and start finding out about the Black Queen and how to defeat her.

You have to make your way through her lair and escape before she finds you. It’s not a horror room, although there was a point where we turned the corner and had a slight shock. Think it was more to do with us being immersed in the experience.

The Black Queen is well decorated and has an Alice in Wonderland feel to it although its in monochrome.

We played valiantly and were working on the final puzzle when the time ran out.

A great time and we very nearly escaped.

 

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The Black Queen can be found at Adventure Rooms, Cardiff 

 

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Halloween Treasure Hunt

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With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time for the annual Halloween Treasure Hunt at the British Museum

Treasure Hunts In London will be running their annual Spooky Halloween Treasure Hunts around the British Museum again this year.

Begin by meeting the Witches and reading the Halloween story. Trickier than it seems as some of the words are missing. Can you fill in the blanks?

Solve the clues and you will discover they all relate to objects that can be found within the British Museum.  

Now it’s time to set off exploring. Will you be able to find the objects? They can all be discovered within the collections treasures.

Think you’ve found the right cauldron? You’ll have to unravel the crypt-ic clues and answer the question about it to check. Tricky? A little, but all the solutions can be found by searching the cabinets and reading the descriptions.

The British museum is vast, but the witches will give you a list of rooms to search so you can find your way around. And if you need a little more help, they will be there to assist you, offering hints and advice.

After you’ve finished exploring the museum and solving the tricks, it’s time for the treats. Head to an elegant nearby venue for a delicious cream tea treat and prize giving.

Book your tickets for this years adventure from www.scavengerhunts.london


We found the Mummies!

Join the Halloween Treasure Hunt at the British Museum with Treasure Hunts In London.

The adventure runs from 28th to 31st October 2017

Buy your tickets at www.scavengerhunts.london