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escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« on: December 07, 2018, 04:19:10 PM »
Have you ‘done’ an escape room ?

I did one today, it was brilliant fun, and we managed to solve it. Really cool & creative puzzles to solve. It was a new york apartment where we had to find a stolen diamond through a load of clues, codes, and locks.

Is it shit for cunts though or great bunch of lads ?

For me it’s now (having done it) GBOL, but before I had suspected S4C.

Done one ? What did you think ? Did you solve it ?

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 04:28:44 PM »
Done 3, one was great but rock hard and we didn't make the most of it, one was easy but slightly too easy to be top fun, and one was shit as well as rock hard.

Would recommend but they are quite overpriced and overexposed now for what they are

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 04:37:41 PM »
I'd love to have a go at one, especially one of the more horror-related ones, but I don't have any friends or family who would be into it.

I saw a Nightmare on Elm Street themed one advertised when I was on holiday in Tenerife, I would've loved that.

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 05:04:11 PM »
As with everything, after the first wave of something new has passed, the budget imitations take over.

“You’re stuck in a Supersavers and must find a christmas themed hair band before she returns from KFC”

Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 06:50:36 PM »
I do plenty of thinking on the clock, my own time is a time to unwind.

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 07:12:04 PM »
I did one as part of a work thing once. It was in the middle of a really busy period at work, so while I welcomed the break, one of my colleagues could barely conceal her disgust at having to do it and put somewhat of a dampener on it. All I can remember is there was a Lego Batman theme and at one point it involved searching through a massive bin full of Lego pieces, which felt a bit random chance rather than skilled deduction.

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 07:24:09 PM »
I quite like some aspects of it but I hate the 'team building' ness of them, due to hating my work colleagues and not particularly respecting the opinions of my friends, especially those who would be up for something as gay as an 'escape room'.  Where are the ones I can do by myself?  or at least in a two or something.  Groups of three plus are ghastly.

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 07:25:09 PM »
I did one as part of a work thing once. It was in the middle of a really busy period at work, so while I welcomed the break, one of my colleagues could barely conceal her disgust at having to do it and put somewhat of a dampener on it. All I can remember is there was a Lego Batman theme and at one point it involved searching through a massive bin full of Lego pieces, which felt a bit random chance rather than skilled deduction.

I'd take a holiday or throw a sickie to get out of shit like that.

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 08:31:15 PM »
No thank you

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2018, 08:50:05 PM »
something as gay as an 'escape room'.

I didn't realise it was still 2005

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2018, 10:10:05 PM »
2005 is like 5 minutes ago, did you mean 1995?

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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 11:02:39 PM »
Only time I have been handcuffed in a Viennese cellar. Did it as a team-building event and it was good fun. The ganes were challenging and we played against the clock and againsr another team, where in addition to escaping the room there was also having to escape before the opponent got into your room.

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 11:30:08 PM »
Why can't people just do a crossword or play Monopoly?

Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2018, 12:04:20 AM »
Oh shit we must escape from this room! Christ.

Utter waste of time. Just blow your damn repe whistle and watch a tv

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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2018, 12:16:26 AM »
They're basically monetising that 'escape' room; form a sit-in and you'll soon be kicked out.

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2018, 03:27:46 AM »
2005 is like 5 minutes ago, did you mean 1995?

Or 1975, when homophobia such as yours was as cool as flares, rollerskates, and pedophile DJs.

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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2018, 07:46:43 AM »
I predict (or perhaps it's already here and I'm so g-dad I don't even know it) : EXTREEEEEEEEM ESCAPE ROOMS.

Where there's rather more real peril involved, like rising water, leaking gas, or a party bomb filled with shit attached to the clock or something. Or where if you book it, they actually kidnap you and take you hostage.

Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2018, 10:59:29 AM »
There are quite a few "escape the room" games online

Here are a couple of popular series.
http://www.forgotten-hill.com/
https://www.monkeyhappy.com/0246.html

And here are some useful listing sites.
https://www.reddit.com/r/pointandclick/
https://jayisgames.com/escape/

Try some dismantlement games too
https://jayisgames.com/tag/dismantlement

Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2018, 12:39:41 PM »
I did one near King's Cross where various components kept getting stuck/not working, meaning the guy from behind the front desk had to keep running in to help us, adding an exciting Brechtian twist.

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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2018, 12:41:53 PM »
There are quite a few "escape the room" games online

Here are a couple of popular series.
http://www.forgotten-hill.com/
https://www.monkeyhappy.com/0246.html

And here are some useful listing sites.
https://www.reddit.com/r/pointandclick/
https://jayisgames.com/escape/

Try some dismantlement games too
https://jayisgames.com/tag/dismantlement

Cool, thanks for sharing those, something to do over chrishmush.

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2018, 12:42:22 PM »
The Adventure Game might be fun to play in real life.  As long as they can do the transfornations from dragon into human form in real time, and the vortex could actually evaporate you.

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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2018, 12:55:50 PM »
^^ Yes ! so would the Crystal Maze

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2018, 01:03:03 PM »
I do one 5 times a week, on average. I go into a room and I’m only allowed out after I’ve stared at spreadsheets for 8 hours AM I RIGHT FOLKS

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2018, 01:08:15 PM »
thought gr8 BOL meant "great barrel of laughs" :/

watched a load of crystal maze with a friend the other week, would probably do that to satisfy my 5 year old self thinking it would be the greatest thing on earth, but on the whole i'm not too fussed about the escape room thing

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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2018, 01:40:38 PM »
Did one about a few months ago (2nd time) with my sister and nephew.  It was a horror themed one and it was really good.  We managed to escape with 20 seconds to spare!  They are really great fun and I would highly reccomend.

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Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2018, 02:30:11 PM »
Isn't the tension somewhat compromised by the fact that even if you don't solve it you will still 'escape' (aka leave)? There needs to be some genuine jeopardy, like you do it naked and if you fail you don't get your clothes back.

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« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2018, 03:33:42 PM »
Isn't the tension somewhat compromised by the fact that even if you don't solve it you will still 'escape' (aka leave)? There needs to be some genuine jeopardy, like you do it naked and if you fail you don't get your clothes back.

Or if you stay more than 7 hours (which you always do) they start spiking all your nourishments with scary rape drug type things and pathogens.  And there's a dwarf in the changing rooms putting glue into your work underpants.

Re: escape rooms : s4c or gr8-BOL ?
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2018, 05:18:31 PM »
It was a GBOL until I lost my house key at one. I like to think that someone found it with only a couple of minutes of their room left and was frantically trying to find the door that it unlocked, to no avail.