Sherwood Chapter Social ‘ESCAPOLOGIC’

Nottingham’s Best Puzzle Escape Rooms Friday the 30th June at 8pm

Crack codes. Retrieve lost items. Build machines. Reveal hidden doors. Escapologic’s locked room puzzles incorporate mental, physical, and behavioral tests. And every item, every detail on the walls, floors, and ceilings—it could all be part of the solution. The only thing you know for sure is that the clock won’t stop ticking, no matter how long it takes you to piece together the mystery!

Thrilling, spooky, and completely convincing, Escapologic sets the standard for other escape rooms. There are machines to operate, hidden switches to find, and codes to crack. Will you get to the answers in time?

Working in teams of 4 – 5 people, you’ll need to work together to solve the clues and break out of the amazingly realistic, detailed environments we’ve created in our escape rooms. Hundreds have tried, plenty have succeeded… and many have failed…

SELECT YOUR ROOM:

CONTRAPTION’

Strange machinery breathes in the stillness of the laboratory. Bubbles rise in a mysterious green liquid. Cogs tick. Gears clank. And in the air, the unmistakeable sound of fear…As your breathing stills, and your pulse slows to normal, you take a look around. What happened here? It looks like the previous occupant of the room has left in a hurry. But why? Your eyes grow used to the dusty light, and you begin to make out the discarded pieces of arcane mechanisms. There has to be a pattern, a code, something to show you the way out.

Contraption was the first of our Nottingham escape rooms, and its fiendish ingenuity has given it legendary status! Can you put the clues together before the clock hits zero? You’ll need a combination of wits, nerve and inspiration to beat the machine and find your way out. With false steps and wrong turns waiting to confound you, the only way to outwit Contraption is to work together. Use your team’s skills to solve physical and mental puzzles, crack cryptic codes, and unravel the secret escape route left behind by the mysterious inventor.

BUTCHER 13’

13utcher is the fifth locked room puzzle created by our resident mad genius, and it’s one of the most impressively-realised yet! No expense has been spared to recreate the atmosphere of the butcher’s lair in all its gory details. If you had to make a comparison with the movies, it’d be the set of Saw or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

In here, amidst the buckets and the blood, things have taken a decidedly dark turn! You’ll need to work fast to solve the puzzles and break out to freedom. Because there’s no telling when the butcher might come back…

13utcher is one of the bloodiest of our Nottingham escape rooms, and while it isn’t exactly a ‘horror room’, we’d definitely say it contains scenes and images some may find upsetting. With mental and physical puzzle elements to conquer, and a deliciously tactile set design, this is part classic escape room and part test of nerve. Can you see past the blood, and concentrate on the solution? Please be aware this room is 18+

CRYPTIC’

The door creaks closed. In the pale light of your lantern, abandoned skeletons cast terrifying shadows on the walls. Frantically, you open your dusty satchel, praying for answers. Could this be all that remains of legendary explorer Crispin Sheppard, who mysteriously vanished all those years ago?

Rumours of an ancient curse shroud the stones of this pitch-black tomb. You’re sure this is where the treasure is buried. But now you’re all alone in the dark-and in the cold air of the crypt, something primeval is stirring…

Macabre, insidious, and packed with surprises, Cryptic is a room that doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Take too many wrong turns as you try to puzzle out the solution to its centuries-old mystery, and your bones could be added to the gruesome ornaments littering the barely-visible flagstones…

What are the clues trying to tell you? Do the pitiful remnants of these past explorers have more to say than their empty eyes and bony mouths are letting on? You know you should heed the warnings. You know you should turn back. But now the door has slammed behind you, and the deadly gold-lust is driving you on.

CURIO’

An Englishman’s home is his castle. Or his curio if he’s a treasure hunter who’s spent a lifetime collecting trinkets from all four corners of the globe. Alexander Curio was a true eccentric. A legendary explorer who left no stone unturned in his search for gems and gimcracks. To him, life was a gamble, with fate to be decided on a whim or a flip of a coin. A mysterious loner who loved to raise the stakes until they could be raised no higher.

Alexander’s life was one big puzzle. Only a select few ever got beyond his front door. You’re about to join their exclusive ranks. At first glance, Curio looks like the home of an explorer whose passion for chasing treasures has taken him from the Thames to Timbuktu. But the clue lies in the name. Secrets lie within her seemingly innocent walls and trinkets hold the key to untold riches. Fortune favours the brave but riches come at a price.

Who is the man behind the enigma? Was his death the result of some cruel, cosmic irony? And does he really want to share the treasures hidden away within the labyrinth he calls home? This is no ordinary home. Alexander is anything but an ordinary man. Now he’s inviting you into his world. But once you enter, there’s no going back…

E.P.I. CENTRE’

Buildings are collapsing. Fires are raging. People are screaming. And you’re trapped inside the Edward Palatine Institute, watching it all happen on your screen. With just one hour to save billions of pounds worth of chemical research, every decision you make is critical.

As a vital part of the Institute’s disaster cleanup crew, you’ll have to walk a tightrope between weighing the consequences of your decisions, and making them fast enough to survive. As the crisis deepens outside the installation’s walls, and anarchy begins to rule the streets, terrifying updates flash through the news channels. There isn’t much time left, and your luck is running out…the room’s unique atmosphere of urgency has flustered even the coolest of disaster recovery experts! Can you keep your cool while the world outside collapses into chaos, and the vital machines within the building begin to shut down?

HEISTAKES’

After a daring bank heist goes incredibly wrong, can you finish the job?

Five very different criminals were brought together to accomplish the impossible, break into the high security vault underneath Scelus Bank and steal whatever is inside. The operation did not go according to plan and the five have found themselves in police custody, on the run or even worse, dead! Were they set up by the mysterious leader known as Xander and if so, to what end?

Now is your chance to assemble a crack team of your fellow criminals and take on the most heart stopping heist in history. Will you crack under the intense pressure or will you escape before the police turn up? Using an actual vault as the setting makes Heistakes one of the most realistic and immersive heist themed rooms in the country. With the help of two anonymous hackers your task is to finish the job before the authorities return, the clock is ticking and you’re running out of time!

HOWITZ’

A tragic loss. A happy family destroyed. A desperate man, irresistibly drawn to dark forces. As the door slams shut behind you, you’re trapped in the world of Eli Howitz, an enigmatic figure whose gut-wrenching story pervades every millimetre of the room. Just what happened in Eli’s toy shop?

You’ve heard the rumours. You know the horror stories off by heart. But how much truth is there in the police report? Can there really be ritualistic carvings on the walls? They say there were glowing symbols, and toys that whirred, clicked, and span on their own…There are scenes of a nature that might upset in here. Of all the escape rooms in Nottingham, this is the one that could cause sleepless nights. If that kind of thing messes with your head, we recommend leaving the door locked on this one.

With the clock inexorably marking off the seconds and minutes of your nightmare, you only have limited time to find out what really happened in Eli’s shop. Hunt for clues. Track down the horrifying puzzles that will bring you one step closer to freedom. And get the hell out of there, before the room claims you as its own.

There aren’t any escape rooms in Nottingham that are as intense as this! At the very heart of Howitz lies a truth too terrible to imagine. Dare you uncover it? Enter Eli’s world, and discover the man behind the myth. But don’t tarry too long, or you could become just another plaything for the black magic that holds this room in its grip…

INTERESTED IN TAKING ON the challenge?

  • Teams of 4 – 5 people (if you don’t have a full team, we can link you with other members)
  • £18 per person (payment is made to the chapter ‘Events’ account)
  • First come, first serve (choice of rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis)

If you would like to participate, please make payment to the Sherwood Chapter Events account:

Account number: 41577085 Sort Code: 40-34-08

Reference: ‘Escape [your name]’

Once you have made payment, please email/ speak to Vicki Green to confirm your preferred choice(s) of room(s) and your other team members: vicki.activities@sherwoodchapter.co.uk

The activity will start promptly at 8.30pm – you need to arrive between 8 – 8.10pm. The activity will last 1 hour. Escapologic is located in Nottingham City Centre [21-23 Castle Gate, Notts, NG1 7AQ] There is on road parking directly outside the venue which is free after 8pm. Can I suggest car sharing as spaces are limited.

Please note there is a one way system in place, please see map for suggested route access from Maid Marion Way.