Following the success of our first game at Lock Down, we headed straight into the second game ‘The Asylum’, the newest room at the location…
“You are TRAPPED in a MENTAL ASYLUM trying to prove your sanity and challenge your mind to outwit DR DEATH and escape before he straps you to his surgical table for experiments…”
This game takes place in a large space that has been utilised really well. The game starts in a reception area, and later takes you down a corridor with a couple of rooms, including a padded cell. Each space was well dressed, and gave of a strong abandoned feel.
There was a good flow to this game for the majority of it, with only a couple of moments where we found ourselves standing around with no clue what to do. Aside from one maths puzzle that had some slightly annoying ambiguity to it, everything else worked well, and it was a fun game.
The Asylum was a much better game than The Lost Soul, and it was clear to see the step up the owner has made over time. Theming was a lot more detailed and immersive, and the puzzles had a touch more innovation and clarity to the them. This is definitely the better game between the two we played, and although I wouldn’t recommend sticking it at the top of your to-do list, if you’re in the area and desperately need to scratch that escape itch, give it a try.
Host: As with the previous game, we had Craig – friendly, enthusiastic, and well timed clues.
Clue System: Clues were delivered via text message on a phone.
Success? Yes we got out with around 12 minutes remaining.