Mindlock Escape Rooms
Mindlock Escape Rooms
5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Locked in a room filled with clues, puzzles and riddles your team of 2-6 players have 60 minutes on the clock and just one goal; to escape in time. Mindlock escape Games York is perfectly suited for a day out with family, friends or as a team building day with colleagues.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • El
    1 contribution
    Dont go with more than 4 people
    I went as part of a group and I felt they let themselves down. We played V game and the puzzles got you thinking but other factors put a damper on things. The space was too tight in certain parts for the whole group to fit which meant some of us were literally waiting for others to complete something. The lighting also needs improving especially if you want a few people together in a small space (or perhaps give torches). I think i would have enjoyed this more if the group was smaller but they allow for bigger groups.
    Hi Elj, Thanks for your review. Our Valhalla room does have a single space where we (very deliberately) have made it tricky for everyone to be in - this is because at this stage in the game there are actually quite a few puzzles for teams to be working on which is why the room itself if designed for teams of up to 6 players. It might just be that on this occasion your team were all focusing one puzzle at once without realising there were others to do, and I hope you really enjoyed solving our highly themed and interactive puzzles all the same. We hope to welcome you another time for some more escape game fun!
    Written 22 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Jemma
    1 contribution
    Good but…:
    Valhalla Gane - It’s frustrating that we got locked in because we only needed about a minute extra. That is not the reason for the 3*. Why oh why would you have padlocks in the room that are not needed? Each time we had a code , time was wasted on the padlock and when I asked the game host at the end what the padlock was for, her response ‘oh it’s just there.’ Given every second counts this didn’t and still doesn’t make sense. I really think you need to get rid of the padlocks that are not part of the game.
    Hi 660Jemw, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We have lots of hidden electronics inside of our rooms which teams interact with the magically open cabinets etc. All of this tech does need to be routed back to a central point in the room and we have a single cabinet which contains all of our electronics which is locked with a padlock - the padlock is marked to make it clear that it's not part of the game but I'm sorry if this wasn't crystal clear. I've been sure to check that all of our brilliant Games Masters point these locks out, just in case they did forget to point the one lock out to your group, and hope we get to welcome you again soon!
    Written 22 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Emma S
    17 contributions
    Disappointed
    Completed the Dark Arts room with my husband. We have completed a few escape rooms in the past, and are usually quite confident with the range of puzzles in these type of rooms. I would say that the Dark Arts room is let down by the fact there is no flow to the puzzles. There are a couple of sections that I find it implausible anyone would be able to get to without a clue, as there are no clues to show something is needed. This room did seem to be more about getting you to constantly move back and forth with no logic. However, my biggest issue (without giving too much away), there absolutely needs to be some kind of warning on either the website or by the game master for anyone who has arachnophobia. There is a huge part of this room I really struggled with, and had to get my other half to do a lot of. A warning would have been much appreciated
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 November 2023
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Sean B
4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
The escape room was fantastic! I was in a group of 6 with my friends, doing the Dark Arts escape room - was a fantastic way to spend the afternoon! The puzzles were challenging but not too difficult, there was plenty for us all to get involved with, and the staff were so lovely and thorough with explaining things as most of us had never done an escape room before. FULLY recommend!!!
Written 4 December 2023
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Hi seanbX4112RS! We are so glad to hear you and your group enjoyed our Dark Arts room and for some of you, your first ever escape room experience! Thank you for leaving such a positive review, we will pass on your review to our staff who will be delighted by your kind words. We hope to see you guys again soon for more escape room fun! Many Thanks, The Mindlock Team😊
Written 9 December 2023
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Daniel F
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
We had a great time, the staff were super nice and funny and the room was great with a fun theme and good puzzles. Had a blast and will definitley be going again!
Written 3 December 2023
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Hi K4898QRdanielf! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, we really appreciate it. Our staff will be delighted too hear your kind words. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our V90 room and would love to see you guys again. How about taking a step up in challenge and try your luck in Valhalla? Many Thanks, The Mindlock Team😊
Written 9 December 2023
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Emma S
17 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Completed the Dark Arts room with my husband. We have completed a few escape rooms in the past, and are usually quite confident with the range of puzzles in these type of rooms. I would say that the Dark Arts room is let down by the fact there is no flow to the puzzles. There are a couple of sections that I find it implausible anyone would be able to get to without a clue, as there are no clues to show something is needed. This room did seem to be more about getting you to constantly move back and forth with no logic.

However, my biggest issue (without giving too much away), there absolutely needs to be some kind of warning on either the website or by the game master for anyone who has arachnophobia. There is a huge part of this room I really struggled with, and had to get my other half to do a lot of. A warning would have been much appreciated
Written 25 November 2023
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Clare Dunn
5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
My friends and I had a great time. The Escape Room was very well put together and was challenging without being frustrating.
Phoebe and Niamh were both great hosts.
Written 10 November 2023
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Hi CLDW64, Thank you so much for a five star review! We are thrilled to hear you had such a great time with us and that you appreciated the challenge level of our rooms. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Phoebe and Neave, who will be glad to hear you had such a wonderful time with us. Be sure to pop back and pay us another visit, we would love to have you back for more escape room fun! Many thanks once again, The Mindlock Team :)
Written 14 November 2023
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Boo S
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
I went to Mindlock York with my sister Lucy while on my Summer holidays. We did the Dark Arts room and had the absolute best time ever!! It was so fun and genuinely exceeded all expectations I had - I’d heard of escape rooms but thought they’d be pretty boring but WOW I was wrong!!!! Such a laugh with creative themes and fun activities, the perfect thing to do in York. 10/10. Our helper Darcy was genuinely so BRILLIANT, we couldn’t have asked for someone better - a real star (and a laugh). A must-do in york. Thank you Darcy and thank you Mindlock!! Xx
Written 8 November 2023
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Hi 37boos, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time in our magical Dark Arts room and that you would say its a must do activity! We will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to Darcy who will be beyond happy to hear how much of a brilliant time you had! Thank you once again for the five star review, we'd love to welcome you back for another escape room... perhaps you can try your hand at saving the world in our V90 room... We're sure you're up for the task! Many thanks, The Mindlock Team :)
Written 14 November 2023
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LocalfamilyA
Whitegate, UK2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Fantastic adventure
Great hosts - Neave and Phoebe
Loved it all and great competition.
Would highly recommend.
Written 5 November 2023
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Hi LocalfamilyA! Neave and Phoebe will be so happy when we pass on your wonderful comments so thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. Now you have completed our Cluedo room why don't you see if you can escape from our Dark Arts or V90 rooms... We await your response to this challenge! Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon! Many Thanks, The Mindlock Team😊
Written 5 November 2023
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Thomas H
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Huge fun. We really enjoyed it. Great hosts - Neave and Phoebe were enthusiastic and helpful. Loved it.
Written 5 November 2023
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Hi Curious576248! We are so glad to hear you guys had fun in our escape rooms! Thank you for leaving such a positive review, Phoebe and Neave will be delighted when we pass it on. It would be lovely to see you guys again so we hope you will come and visit us again. Many Thanks, The Mindlock Team😊
Written 5 November 2023
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shaunlee8324
Widnes, UK2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
First escape room for some of us, staff very friendly and the escape room was brilliant, some clues easier than others but really enjoyed it.
Would recommend it.
Written 3 November 2023
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Hi shaunlee8324! Thank you for posting a review for us, we are super glad to hear that you all enjoyed the escape room! Your kind comments will be passed along to our staff. Hopefully in the near future you guys will come and visit us again! Many Thanks, The Mindlock Team😊
Written 5 November 2023
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Philippa
Scarborough, UK2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
We came to mind lock on Friday 27th October, it was absolutely fantastic!!!! We did the Valhalla escape room which was so interesting and a lot of fun, Phoebe was brilliant and so much fun, lovely lady. Would highly recommend this escape room!!
Written 29 October 2023
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Hi Flyer55804137232! We are thrilled you had such a positive experience at Mindlock! Phoebe will be so pleased to hear your lovely review. Now that you have completed our hardest room here, why not try to finish V90 or Dark Arts quick enough to make it onto our leaderboard... We are sure you are up for the challenge! Hope to see you again, The Mindlock Team😊
Written 5 November 2023
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Denise G
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
Great experience, we completed the Dark Arts within 52 minutes. Family ranged from 21-55 years of age and we all enjoyed it - very interactive and fun! Recommend it, we will definitely be back!
Written 29 October 2023
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Hi denisegN6024PQ! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a positive review. Congrats on completing the room with 8 minutes to spare! We pride ourselves on how interactive our Dark Arts room is so we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it. We would love to welcome you back to try out another room. Perhaps you are feeling brave enough to try your luck in Valhalla... Many Thanks, The Mindlock Team😊
Written 5 November 2023
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Mindlock Escape Rooms is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
  • Mon - Thu 12:00 - 20:00
  • Fri - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 22:00