Newly opened Escape Hunt is setting brain matter working across the nation. It’s now arrived in Birmingham to challenge us all.
Although Escape Hunt is hidden away behind the Hammer & Anvil Pub on Corporation Street, once we stepped through the doors. we were transported to a 1940s style waiting room. It’s decorated with pictures of puzzles, locks and themed items giving it a nice cosy feel whilst you wait for your room to be ready. We were the last group of the day to have a go but to keep busy, there was plenty of retro puzzle games on the table.
There are currently two escape rooms “Our Finest Hour” and “The Fourth Samurai”. A third room will also be added into the mix soon!
Our Finest Hour
We had been selected to play “Our Finest Hour”. This was a challenge themed on WW2 espionage, tasking a plucky group of British Geeks, err Spies, hand picked to fight against the Nazi War Machine. Without giving away spoilers, this was the hardest escape room I have ever tried.
It was a well designed challenge. There was a variety of tasks demanding teamwork, lateral thinking and a keen eye in our efforts to prevent a Nazi invasion. It was a great bonding experience with the tension only really hitting in the final 10 minutes.
There’s 60 minutes to complete Our Finest Hour. We made it out with slightly more than 4 minutes to spare. We also made it halfway up their leader-board for this challenge too!
After raiding their dress up box, we took a celebratory team photo!
The staff are hugely helpful, special mention for our wonderful host Niki who’s guidance was invaluable! Also, until 22nd of April, they even provide you with a glass of Prosecco if you complete the room successfully! If that isn’t enough incentive to get down quick, we don’t know what is!
To book, it costs a flat rate of £25 per person and you must be age of 10+ to take part.
The team were given free entry to to try Escape Hunt Birmingham, Geeky Brummie were not asked to write a blog post but it was such fun we thought we’d share with you all!
Address: 120 – 122 Corporation Street, The Square, B4 6SX
0121 233 3023