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Escape rooms have been springing up all over the place with increasing frequency over the last few years as nostalgia for The Crystal Maze and old school point and click adventure games continues to thrive. Taking the best of the 1990s, the theatre and a skill for making the most out of tiny spaces, escape rooms generally make for an hour of brain-challenging fun. Locked in a Room, a company that have also found success elsewhere in Bristol and Milton Keynes, offer two of their games, Invisibility Gene and Timelock, here in London. With most of our large group relative novices, we opted for the easier of the two, Timelock.

On beginning the game, players take on the guise of respected scientists working on secret government-funded projects in an abandoned warehouse in the Docklands. One of our peers, Professor Samuel Pottenger has just been carted off, leaving us to figure out who has taken him and why. I'll be perfectly honest - so focused were we on escaping the room, I still have no idea what Pottenger's deadly secret was... Still, a win is a win and we have a certificate that proves as much...

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