The Escape Hunt Experience Sydney is Sydney's most original and exhilarating real live interactive escape room. Teams of 2-5 are locked in a room for 60mins and must find clues, crack puzzles, and solve the crime before time runs out! It's non-stop, adrenalin pumping, brain activity at it's best!
With six rooms, this escape room is perfect for friends and family groups (ages 7+), corporate events, birthday parties, bachelorette and bachelor parties, and much more.
Set 100 years ago in historical Sydney, Escape Hunt has three exciting themes - Robbery in the Cottage, Extortion in the Dockyard, and an advanced room Assassin in the Pub. After the game, players dress up in vintage costumes for a photoshoot and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Plan to visit The Escape Hunt Experience Sydney and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sydney attractions using our Sydney trip planning website .
The Escape Hunt Experience Sydney Reviews
Having done a lot of escape rooms, it's easy to be critical but this was a really professional set up and a great experience. We did the Bank Heist and what we loved was that the story flowed well thr... more »
[ASSASSIN IN THE PUB] Nous connaissions la marque "Escape Hunt" pour y avoir joué à Paris et Brisbane, donc nous nous sommes dit que c'était une valeur sûre: nous n'allions pas tomber dans une salle n... more »[MURDERER IN THE PUB] We know the brand "Escape Hunt" for having played in Paris and Brisbane, so we felt it was a safe bet: we were not going to fall into a room, it would be at least average. What shocks when you arrive it is hospitality in the Hall completely impersonal, immense: "Hello, sit in the Chair, register on the iPad, sign the release and watch the introductory film" (it is the whole of everything what we said) the person, nothing more). Of course, why bother to waste 5 minutes of human time to tell a story to immerse players in the game? It's a shame, because watching the film (all other groups waiting to see also, incidentally...), we understand that it doesn't help and it would be better a story told by a master of the game. On this, we enter the room. There are linked very hard puzzles, the main difficulty is that they are nonsensical: no logical connection, these are the puzzles for puzzles, point bar. There are also a good level of English, it should be, because there are a lot of writings. We had a walkie talkie to communicate with the master of the game (frankly it is obliged to contact him because there are design flaws with poorly made mechanisms, suggesting that we poorly solved the puzzle). She's not listening! As a result, use the intercom, I guess to contact the person who is always at the office. In the end, we start with as the only interaction human as a member of the team met by chance and who comes to congratulate us, coming from Spain, which was, itself, has feelings and empathy. Phew, there are still humans! At the time of pick up our stuff, I answer to the young lady who spoke to us, but actually no, she was talking to his earpiece. She had nothing to do with us, actually. Nice. I put two stars because with the means available to the brand "Escape Hunt", they could completely fine-tune their rooms (maintenance of mechanisms), make the puzzles logical with the story related and treat customers differently than as of the cattle.
I've done quite a few escape rooms before (and absolutely love them!) but we were really disappointed that the room had not been reset properly. It completely threw us off that many of the items were already unlocked and lost the fun of trying to work it out. We still had fun but it was a shame. When we told the staff members they said it can't have been the case but then told us they are ironing out the kinks as its a new room. To pay $40 per head we expected a higher level of quality. The fact the room is new and they are working out kinks isn't a reason for us to receive a lesser experience for same cost as if we chose another room, especially without being informed of that ahead of time. Would look for another place in Sydney!
It was okay. The staff was friendly and helpful. However the puzzles were linear and were mostly combination locks. This meant that while someone was working on something, the others had nothing to do. The rooms are also a bit small. Not recommended for big groups. 2 or 3 would be good. The place is not bad. I've been to a really bad one. But it's not great either, compared to some other. In fact, I just went to another place with somewhat linear puzzles and combination locks, but that one was executed way better. For beginners or those who have never played the game before, this is a good starting point. If you've tried the likes of ParaPark and Mission Sydney, you'll very likely be disappointed. Update: the room I tried and reviewed above (extortion in the dockyard) is now gone and replaced by Bank Heist. We tried the Assassin in the Pub yesterday and it was executed better. The puzzles are less linear and a bit more thought has been put into them. I appreciate their attempt at being more mechanical however the room is still small so I'd recommend a 2-3 people group as there were five of us and it got a bit cramped towards the end. Might come back to try Bank Heist but we'll see.
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