Time for another escape room. Cryptx is situated just outside Cambridge, in a converted building on a farm. They offer two rooms: the haunted pub and the gaol. Some friends of mine had done the pub and found it a lot of fun, so when I went back with them, we went for the gaol.

 

Exterior, Cryptx, Cambridge

Again, I won’t go into detail about the puzzles themselves, as I don’t want to spoil anything, but the range of puzzles was good at testing a varied skill set, and there were two clear examples where team work was essential rather than helpful.

 

Spoiler free (I hope), Cryptx, Cambridge

We managed to escape, but sadly just after the time limit expired. After that, we we had a good chat with James, the owner and manager about the experience. He was very personable. It was altogether a great experience, and at £55 for our team of four quite affordable, though I think there was a repeat customer discount. You would need transport to get there as it is some distance from town.

 

Address: Glebe Farm Campus, Knapwell, Cambridge CB23 4GG

Telephone: 01223926533

Website: http://www.cryptx.co.uk

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