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July 7, 2020
Getting to Know Pirate Escape in Whitley Bay

The North East is blessed with many great escape rooms. One of our favourites is Pirate Escape in Whitley Bay. They are family-run and have a variety of fun and engaging escape rooms themed around - can you guess? - Pirates! We got in touch with Angela, to ask her a little more about the games and […]

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April 27, 2020
Fun Games to Keep Kids (of all ages) Entertained at Home

We know it’s a tough time for everyone at the moment, and it’s hard to keep everyone entertained whilst at home. Here are some ideas to help keep you busy and having fun over the next few weeks! Science Experiments With the school’s closed, getting involved with some science experiments can be a great way […]

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April 27, 2020
The Story Behind "Where's Wally?"

One of everyone’s first and favourite puzzles when they were a child, were the iconic Where’s Wally books. For whatever reason, we could all be occupied for hours trying to find the elusive boy in a red and white striped jumper. But why do we find it so engrossing? And how did Martin Handford, the […]

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April 27, 2020
The Best Date Nights in Newcastle!

With Valentine’s day just around the corner here’s a list of our favourite date nights in Newcastle. We’ve got a bit of everything from crazy golf to escape rooms! Ghetto Golf  A recent addition to Newcastle’s Hoult’s Yard, Ghetto Golf is a unique venue not to be missed! We all love crazy golf, but Ghetto […]

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April 27, 2020
Our Favourite Escape Rooms in…Edinburgh

As you may have guessed we love escape rooms, and for purely research purposes,  we’ve played loads of games. One of our favourite places to visit for puzzling is Edinburgh! It’s not too far away from Newcastle and has a fantastic range of escape rooms. In no particular order here are some of our favourites: […]

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April 27, 2020
The Best Places to Eat and Drink near EXIT

We often get asked “Where are the best places to grab a bite or a drink after an escape room?” Our answer is here! Here’s a list of our favourite spots nearby! We’re very fortunate at Westgate Road to have 3 lovely pubs only a couple of minutes away. The Forth, The Town Wall and […]

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April 27, 2020
The 8 Best Heist Movies

With the arrival of our new escape room The Heist approaching, we’ve been researching what guarantees success in a Heist. Don’t be too alarmed! We have no plans to take our findings to the streets (yet). Instead, we’ve dived into the cinema vaults to pick our 8 favourite Heist movies of all time. 1. Reservoir Dogs (1992) […]

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April 27, 2020
Team Building: Why You Should Choose an Escape Room

This week we thought we’d take a look at team-building. Although plenty of people roll their eyes at the idea, we believe team-building is a crucial part of developing a successful team. Above all, we believe escape games are one of the best team building activities around! What is an Escape Game? An escape game […]

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April 27, 2020
Newcastle’s Spookiest Halloween Nights (2019)

Newcastle’s a great place to be around Halloween, and this year there’s plenty of creative and fun things to do! Here our some of our favourite (and scariest) Halloween events for 2019. Psycho Path This year Psycho Path returns with an event they’re calling Fear Ground! It’s bigger than ever, with 4 different horror attractions […]

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April 27, 2020
The Greatest Escapes

We have passion for everything escape related, so we decided to take a look at some of the greatest escapes from history for some inspiration and to share some fascinating tales! 1. Escape From Alcatraz Date: 12th June 1962 Location: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Escapees: 3 In 1962 three convicts set out to escape from the notorious Alcatraz […]

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April 27, 2020
5 Of the UK's Largest Heists

With our new escape game “The Heist” around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at some of the UK’s largest and most famous heists. Some provided inspiration for our escape room and others shocked us. 1. The Great Train Robbery Year: 1963 Location: Ledburn Total Haul: £2 595 997 (about £53.4 million today) Suspects: 13/17 convicted (for […]

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April 27, 2020
Behind The Attic

In this series we’ll take a look into some of the story behind the Attic escape game, and see if you can spot any Easter Eggs in the article… ANONYMOUS LETTER FOUND BY POLICE TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR NEWCASTLE KILLINGS New evidence found by police has led them to issue a statement calling for extreme caution […]

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April 27, 2020
The Story Behind Save the City

In this post we’ll take a look at the deeper story behind our Save the City escape game. Find out who Ignatius Gouge is and what his motivations are… For decades now, one of the greatest minds in architecture, Ignatius Gouge has thanklessly served Newcastle upon Tyne. Every day residents and tourists alike marvel at […]

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April 27, 2020
5 Facts About the Grimm Brothers That Will SHOCK You!

With the upcoming release of our new game, The Three Bears, we’ve taken a look into the famous fairy tale writers. Thanks to the Grimm Brothers Fairytale book produced by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm we are dedicating this post to some interesting and relatively unknown facts about the two! #1 Tall Tales The Grimm Tales […]

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April 27, 2020
The History of Escape Rooms

We’ll journey through the history of escape rooms, taking a look at their origins and influences. We’ll also explore some of the things in popular culture that have helped grow escape rooms! Computer Game Origins The idea for live escape rooms stemmed mainly video games. Earliest examples come from mystery type games such as John Wilson’s […]

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April 27, 2020
5 Skills Escape Rooms Improve

Whether you’re looking for a fun way to exercise your brain, or your looking to help improve your team at work – we can help! Here are the top skills that escape rooms improve: Lateral Thinking An escape game can be a great way of helping you think outside the box! Whilst some puzzles will […]

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April 17, 2020
6 Top Tips for Beating an Escape Room​

L - Look Around! When entering a new escape game for the first time it can be overwhelming. Remove the despair of the clock ticking down by slowing the pace and having a good look around. Have a look at some of the following: – How many locks are there? – Do the locks need […]

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