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Ms Humdrum reviews: The Taken escape room from Escape London

YES we found Bob!
Escape rooms seem to be the new thing. You pay to be locked into a room, with your goal being to escape! But it’s a little more than that. Teamwork aids the solving of puzzles and challenges, with clues around you, be it icons or codes. There is not always just one room; often a second room is there for the finding. Based around a theme, this immersive style of game has really taken off, with even my mum completing one!

I was imagining a quiz based on general or specific knowledge, but no, it’s not necessary to have any prior information. Anyone can take part. Last week, on a family day out, I “Escaped” with my mum, cousin and her daughter. The rules were explained to us before we entered and we were told that while there was a camera, there was no audio. If we required help (yes you can ask for help!), we needed to dance in front of the camera and help would come via the TV screen in the room. Our theme was “Taken” - our good friend Bob had gone missing and we were entering the room where he was last seen to try to locate him.

Reminded of the Wonder Pets’ kids’ show, “What’s going to work? Team work”, after an initial panic of “What the heck are we doing?”, we set off on different puzzles, overlapping at times, and squealing with joy when a code revealed a set of numbers which may or may not open one of many padlocks. My mum and her niece started having a chat at the beginning, which my cousin’s daughter was keen to stop. We might not have seen each other for a year, but this was no time for idle chit chat. Think of Bob!

Very kindly, the organisers let us have a smidgeon of extra time, and some help, before we were able to locate our dear friend Bob. We exited the room on such a high, really feeling that we’d found someone who had been abducted! I can’t wait to do another one.

Escape London was easy to find, based in Shadwell, a 7 minute walk from Shadwell tube

www.escape-london.co.uk

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    i am ERIC BRUNT by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my wife after three(3) years of marriage just because another Man had a spell on her and she left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a man had a spell on my wife and he told me that he will help me and after 3 days that i will have my wife back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my wife. Thanks for helping me Dr Akhere contact him on email: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com
    or
    call/whatsapp:+2349057261346




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