I have made this blog to provide my opinion on various escape rooms that have opened up in Australia. I have been to all escape room outfits currently open in Sydney and a total of 105 different rooms so far in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Cairns), as well as others internationally. My aim is to help you to spend your hard-earned money on awesome rooms, not crappy ones...
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Another new escape room outfit - The Cipher Room
another new escape room outfit about to open in Sydney, this time in
Newtown. They are called The Cipher Room.
in contact with Marise, one of the owners of The Cipher Room. She tells
me that they are currently putting the final touches on the build and have
begun play testing.They plan to open
with one room to start with, called Espionage.They plan to launch their second room, The Cabin, later this year.
Cipher Room is run by Marise and David, Newtown locals.Like so many escape room owners that I know
(and escape room players alike!), their love of escape rooms stems back to
their Myst and Riven days.For me, it
goes way back to King’s Quest (and later Monkey Island, Myst, Sam and Max Hit
The Road, Day of the Tentacle and the list goes on)…
Marise make all of their own electronic, wooden and graphic puzzles, which is
awesome.There are few things better
than home-made puzzles in an escape room.
summaries of their rooms from their website:
and you’ve just been recruited as a spy. You receive an urgent message from
another agent. She needs to meet you at a safe house where she's been
conducting surveillance. Once you arrive, you discover that she's nowhere
to be found. However, before she fled 'Agent M' managed to leave you a series
of clues. You need to solve these puzzles to locate the secret she's been
Where did the agent go? Why did
she leave in such a hurry? And what mission does she need you to complete?
detective who's been investigating a serial killer case. One day you get a
promising lead about a man from some nearby woodlands. He lives alone in an old
cabin and, according to neighbours, he's been acting very strangely. You obtain
a search warrant, wait for him to leave, and you and your team go in to
inside the mysterious old cabin? Have you finally found your guy? Can you get
the evidence and get out in time?
sound very cool. They are located at 640 King Street, Newtown. Their
aim is to make immersive gaming environments, with tactile and authentic
puzzles and themes.
much looking forward to checking out both of their rooms!
information, check out their website here or their Facebook page here.