The recent opening of Escape Ipswich is guaranteed to provide an hour full of laughter, irritation, eventual triumph (hopefully), and an experience like no other – especially for students. The idea of having an allocated time frame to solve clues and puzzles is surprisingly entertaining for all involved.
Our team were immediately greeted by friendly staff who clearly explained the objectives and safety precautions. We were assigned one of Escape Ipswich’s many rooms, ‘The Da Vinci Room’, where our aim was to recover the ‘Holy Grail’ and therefore find the key to escape the room – in the space of an hour. From the get-go, we were faced with not only clues that needed full concentration to solve, but the escape room also tested our sheer group communication – our ability to listen and trust one another’s instincts. Each puzzle, picture, padlock and clue in the room seemed impossible to figure out and it felt like they would keep on coming forever. We were given help and tips by the screen (which was in the room) in times of crisis, which undoubtedly helped us a lot in the long run; the staff watched what we were doing and gave a helping hand when we were stuck on a task. We got annoyed at each other, laughed at our somewhat stupid attempts to solve clues, and screamed at many unexpected events; after all of that, we escaped the room with an incredible seven seconds left to spare! (yeah, we laughed too.)
Overall, we left Escape Ipswich with genuine smiles on our faces and are looking into going back again for upcoming birthdays. Escape Ipswich also offers a 20% student discount – full details of which can be found on their website: www.escape-ipswich.co.uk We would thoroughly recommend this amazing experience to any friendship group or family.