**Disclaimer – hubby and I went for free in exchange for a review. All opinions in this post however, are mine (or hubby’s lol!)**
Last weekend was our 11th wedding anniversary. I really can’t believe how time flies. We don’t really celebrate our anniversary to be honest with you and as last year was our 10th we didn’t really have plans to celebrate this year.
That all changed when I was offered a chance to try out the new Escape Reality escape rooms in Cardiff. My initial excitement wore off slightly when I read a review by someone who had failed to escape and hinted that they would have been more successful had there been more than 3 of them. I wondered how the 2 of us were likely to complete the puzzles if 3 of them were unable to do so?
Turns out my fears were unfounded. I don’t believe number of players has any bearing on success.
We had been advised to try Jungala as we had never attempted an escape room before. We were told that we had found an old board game which after starting to play and seeing the horror inside we decide to leave:
We were quite apprehensive at this point as we had no idea what to expect.
We were given instructions on how the room worked and how to use the tablet we were given. After asking if we had any questions our guide left and shut the door. The clock immediately started counting down the hour and the pressure was immense.
We struggled a bit at the start and wasted a bit of time competing the first 2/3 puzzles but once we got into the swing of things we seemed to complete puzzles faster. The tablet allows you to ask for a hint or a solution for each puzzle but they do come with time penalties so we tried not to use them. There are also plenty of cameras in the room so you can call for help if necessary.
Hubby and I absolutely loved the escape room. I’m very proud of how well we worked together as a team and we definitely seemed to compliment each other in there. We made it to the last puzzle with 5minutes to go and the pressure to complete it was huge but hubby totally pulled it out of the bag and through his brains and excellent team work we managed to do everything we needed to do to escape in the alloted time.
I meant to take some pictures while we were completing the puzzles but to be honest I was so wrapped up in completing each clue that I totally forgot!!
We had an absolute fantastic time and would definitely go again. Hubby, who is usually quite reserved, has been raving about it since we did it and there’s no higher praise than that in my opinion. I personally think the price is a little high (£22 per person for 2 people, reducing as the number of people increases) but to be honest, the amount of detail that has gone into each room is amazing. If you do get chance to do one, then go for it. It is such a fantastic experience. The problem we have now though is deciding which one to do next!
Have you done an escape room before?