This year, we got invited to a Christmas Party at the newly refurbished Coach and Horses in Leyton. As well as a chance to listen to Christmas Blues over the meal we also got the chance to travel through a time portal back to New York in 1935 to solve a murder and hunt for Gangsters Treasure.
Well who could resist such an offer?
Gangsters Treasure Escape Room
As you can see, some of us were more into the Christmas Party theme than others as we were shown upstairs for our time machine trip.
Stepping through the door into The Chop Palace Bar in 1935 New York we immediately noticed the blood stained floor where the notorious gangster Dutch Schultz had been killed. The bar tender informed us that the police are due to arrive in one hour. That gave us just enough time to find out who killed Dutch, find his will and locate his hidden treasure.
We split up and started to search the room. When we needed a clue the barman, in return for a small bribe, would point us in the right direction.
The puzzles are intriguing and we spent a lot of time showing each other what we’d solved. So much so that although we solved the murder and found the stash, we did it with only 14 seconds to spare.
14 seconds to evade the cops and head back to 2018 and a delicious Christmas meal.
Gangsters Treasure – A murder mystery and an escape room in one – recommended.
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Our team met in a coffee shop in the city of London one sunny Sunday morning. We were about to travel back in time to New York in 1935 to solve a murder of a notorious gangster and, hopefully, find his treasure.
This is the new Escape Game in London by Clue Adventures in association with Locked 60 Escape Games.
Arriving at a nearby pub we were greeted and lead downstairs to The Chop Palace Bar, where Dutch Schultz has been killed. Dutch may have been hated, but he wasn’t stupid. He’d made sure to hide his stash. Our mission was to find out who killed Dutch, find his will and locate his hidden treasure.
Rather than a locked room to escape from, we needed to complete our task and escape the police. We had just 60 minutes and the clock was ticking.
The game is nonlinear, so we all speed off in different directions, coming together as small groups to solve things. The game is packed with puzzles in keeping with the theme. It’s not lock heavy, and there are some nice props. And, as with Clue Adventures other games, guessing doesn’t help.
As this game is set in a real pub, hints are not given by screens, walkie talkies or ipads. If you need help, you have to bribe the barman. Luckily we were supplied with a fistful of dollars just in case.
As usual, at least two of the team purposely ignored the money, insisting we could get by without hints. They were wrong.
But we did only needed a couple of nudges in the right direction.
And yes, we solved the murder, located the will and found the treasure four minutes before the police arrived. Unfortunately our victory photo was a little blurry.
Bookings are being taken to Gangsters Treasure at weekends only until 30th June 2018.