As with Murder Motel, Escape from Wonderland was originally a part of Look Key Escape at Leeds, which moved to Wakefield to become an Enigma franchise. Both games were carried over to the new site, and although have retained a lot of the gameplay, do feature new layouts and some additional puzzles.
We returned at the weekend to replay both rooms, first taking on Murder Motel, and then heading down the rabbit hole to Wonderland…
“You awaken back in Wonderland, can you find your friends before the Red Queen arrives?”
The original game took place in one large room, but now takes place in two smaller spaces, with large changes to the decor. The room still has that magical, wonderland feel, with a tea party in the woods being the main set up. Parts of the decor and furniture have been brought over from the Leeds site, but there’s a lot of new stuff to take in, with the game having had a bit of an overhaul.
This room is packed with unique puzzles that suit the Wonderland theme perfectly. One of our favourite puzzles from the original room has been carried over, and is a talking point as it merges a typical logic puzzle with some absolutely excellent props. Tech is put to good use to create that feeling of magic, and there are some great ideas well executed.
Escape from Wonderland is a really enjoyable room, with just the right mix of puzzles, housed in a lovely space. Even the exit is well decorated, which is such a good touch! If you played the original game, I’d say this is worth a replay. You’ll recognise a majority of the puzzles, but there’s enough new ideas in there to keep you entertained.
Host: Our hosts were Kieran and Lucy. They delivered good briefs and useful well-timed clues, and it was lovely to chat to them about all things escape afterwards.
Clue System: Clues were delivered via a screen.
Success? Yes, we got out in 40:49, taking a couple of hints along the way.