“Breakout is a live escape room located in Manchester. You are locked in a room with friends, family or work colleagues for an hour and have to solve a series of puzzles and mysteries to escape.
You will search high and low for clues and work together if you want to escape. You have 60 minutes to escape by using your brain (this may be a problem for a lot of you), there are no physical activities or challenges involved in the game.” via Breakout Manchester.
You have eight rooms to choose from but which one do you think you can escape from?
If you want a thrilling and exciting activity with a group of people of your choice, then go for it! Be aware that there are two Breakout locations though, as me and my friends did not realise until we turned up at the wrong one of the day but we still made it in time to High Street for the Vacancy room.
We were very excited to participate in this game and were waiting over the past few weeks with anticipation wondering what it would be like. It is safe to say that it was not what I expected… it was much better.
Throughout the whole duration of the game, there was not a moment of boredom or tension between our friendship group. Whenever one of us missed something out, or was taking longer than expected, we laughed and were eager to finish the task.
Obviously, I cannot give too much away, but be prepared and realise that just because a room says 4 out of 5 difficulty does not mean that it is as easy as it sounds with it not being 5 out of 5 difficulty. Just when you think it has all come to an end, there are more puzzles to be solved.
Unfortunately, we were not part of the 45% who have successfully broke out of the Vacancy room; however, we are determined to be breakout next time! I wonder which room we will choose…
Check out Breakout Manchester’s Trip Advisor reviews via the link below. 507 out of 570 rate this entertainment service 5 out of 5. I have to agree as it is excellent!
Natasha Bolger: Such a fantastic experience! We were a group of 5 people and only one of us had experienced a Breakout challenge before, however, it was different to the one we opted for, which was Vacancy. This room is rated 4/5 difficulty and we were so close to breaking out.
We got to the very end hurdle and our host said if we had around 30 more seconds, we would have completed the challenge. It is great fun and definitely leaves you wanting more. My friends and I would like to return to try out another room to see if we can break out next time!”