Our final game in Edinburgh saw us head to Can You Escape, to take on Operation Odyssey…
“As space cadets on the International Space Station you must race against time to ensure you fix the escape pod before it’s too late. Houston received your distress call and has concluded that it was a meteor shower that struck the main ship a short time ago. The escape pod has also been damaged so you must first restore all of the systems before attempting an escape.
Cadets, you need to hurry! The next meteor shower is predicted to strike in an hour so there is no room for error!”
The game starts in the corridor to the escape pod, taking on a couple of smaller puzzles to open up the main part of the game. Once in the actual pod, the theming took a big step up. The pod looks fantastic – it’s very well done, and looked high tech enough to add immersion.
The actual game itself was a lot of fun to play. To get the escape pod restored, you have to restore eight systems, which means you can split up and work on different puzzles, each of which are a lot of fun. There were paper based puzzles, and physical, crystal maze type challenges – the perfect mix. Also hidden in the room are power cells, with you needing to top up the pod’s energy levels to keep the lights on.
Once you get to the end of the game and you think it’s all over, you’re suddenly hit with a twist, and a very fun twist at that. Overall, a well themed, enjoyable game. A team of two enthusiasts should crack this easily, newbies take four.
Host: Our game was hosted by Charlie. She seemed to love her job, and added a lot of immersion and fun to the game.
Clue System: Clues were delivered by walkie talkie
Success? Yes, with the help of a few clues, we made it out.