I have made this blog to provide my thoughts on some escape rooms in Melbourne that I tried on a long weekend down to Melbourne in November 2015. My team of 4 adults have tried around 30 escape rooms across Australia - hopefully others who are interested in trying escape rooms will benefit from this blog! [For my Sydney escape room reviews, head to http://escaperoomsydney.blogspot.com]
is a little different to most of my reviews. Rather than try this room,
we beta tested it with Owen Spear, who along with Ali Cheetham has designed each of the rooms at
Escape Room Melbourne (and the the rooms at EscapeXperience).
was in its early stages of design and testing. I won't go into the
details of the puzzles at all, other than to provide a general overview of this
particular room (which is taken from their website):
Melbourne’s newest and most inventive escape experience.
Following a booked-out debut at Federation Square earlier this year, ERM’s
escape van has returned to the streets to form part of Australia’s only
indoor/outdoor escape room experience. Sleuth your way around the backstreets
of 1960s Melbourne to find the keys to a rogue ASIO surveillance van – but who
are they watching, and why? Once inside, your mission will be clear. Can
you get in and out in time (90 minutes) to gather the evidence you need?
spoiler-free comments I can make are:
·the premise is that you need to first find the “room” and then
break into that room (which sort of turns the escape room concept on its head,
which we loved);
·for those of you who have tried geocaching before, there is a
little bit of that in this escape room (which was a lot of fun);
·we were able to see most of the puzzles and test different
aspects. There were several puzzles (prototypes) we had never before seen
in any other escape rooms in Melbourne or Sydney – home-made puzzles are always
the best; and
·we had a lot of fun, which is always the measure of a great room.
heaps of fun and really appreciated the opportunity of beta testing this room.
I’m sure everyone is going to really enjoy this room (which I think has
now officially opened).
point is somewhere in Flemington
Themes: 4 rooms (2 in Flemington, 2 in South
$165 (flat rate per team)
Summary: An “escape room” like no
other – great fun!