404 Escape
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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The MOST immersive escape room with NPC in Birmingham. Get locked in a scenario, solve puzzles, interact with NPC and find the way out! Book now to enter the world of surprise!
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P-Chilton
Dudley, UK2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This was the 10th escape room I have been to in Birmingham, and it is one of the best and most memorable. The GM was friendly, polite and explained things well.
The escape room itself was very atmospheric and the puzzles were logical - not that they were easy, but they didn't leave you randomly guessing solutions. The NPC actor played their part to a tee. Would recommend without question.
Written 25 September 2023
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Demi C
3 contributions
Naz was a great game host. Aided us well. Scary and very fun. Lots of screams and laughter. Would definitely recommend. Perfect for two people or for a big group!
Written 16 August 2023
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Yahya
3 contributions
Aug 2023
Room: Survival
Number of Players: 3
Price: £89.10 (inc 10% discount)
Escape Time: 64:11 / 90:00
Game Master: Naz

Game overall was quite good, but could be amazing with a few improvements.

Naz was very good and friendly. She gave helpful hints when we asked for help, and told us when we hit the half-way point, which I found useful.

The environment is a LOT more immersive than the ones I've had with ClueHQ so far.

The rooms are of a decent size, meaning you can fit larger groups (unlike ClueHQ where you can only fit about 3 people in). However there is not that many puzzles, and you can't really complete these puzzles simultaneously, so no more than 3 active players is what I would recommended for the best experience.

In the game we had 3 players, but only given 2 torches. Although the worker said this is part of the fun, I personally think it sucks the fun out of it, as it almost makes it a 2 player game, and 1 player is required to be joined at the hip (so bring people who are co-operative and willing to share the torch). I don't know how many torches are handed out for other sized games.

We had a malfunction with the radio, where the game master needed to come in to help fix, which breaks immersion a bit. I also think the NPC was a bit too nice, which is immersion breaking for a horror game.

The puzzles was very interesting, although a few were a bit on the confusing side. I really like this room was 90min instead of the usual 60min. It meant we could take a bit more time with the puzzles and get out in time. Nevertheless, I feel the room should have more puzzles, and a few of the puzzles need to be made clearer.

Without spoiling anything, there were some very interesting and unique set pieces, that I haven't experienced in other escape rooms as of yet.

Highly recommended!

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Improvements:
- A few more puzzles. We finished very early on with minimal hints.
- 3 torches for 3 player games. 2 torches almost makes it a 2 player game.
- Few more jump-scares
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- (SPOILER) - I think when the NPC asks us to split up, there needs to be a more organic way to split us up without just telling us. e.g. we each need to press a button simultaneously in different rooms, and the doors shuts on us. Otherwise the immersion can be broken.
- (SPOLIER) - The jail bar puzzle may need to be clearer. Really struggled to get the zero.
- (SPOLIER) - The puzzle with the sacks containing dates, jobs, and colour was a bit odd, as they resulted in 2 solutions and each solution is inputted in different rooms. The final room should probably have it's own unique puzzle.
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Written 7 August 2023
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James T
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Tired, lack lustre and simple. Advertised as a 5 star difficulty horror themed room with few padlocks, we didn't rush through by any means and were done in 41 minutes. We counted 7 puzzles to complete in total with 3 padlock style puzzles. Naz was a welcoming host but frankly having an NPC ruined the experience as it broke the atmosphere. There is no story, just random 'scary' posters and props, which makes you wonder what you are trying to achieve when starting the room. Loud music in the room made no sense and couldn't hear the other people. Traps actually hurt too, be warned. You'd be far better spending the 10 extras minutes travelling into central Birmingham and getting a far better crafted escape experience. Price is extortionate for the quality of this escape room, I'd personally advise to avoid.
Written 4 August 2023
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Jake Moore
25 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Survival is great! We went on Friday and Naz was excellent, made our experience so good and probably enjoyed laughing at us. No spoilers but if you like atmospheric horror you won’t be disappointed. It had everything you would expect if you were to be dropped into a horror film. It’s worth venturing out for. We will hopefully be back to Birmingham in the future to try their other room (and if they bring out anymore) as it was so fun!
Written 22 July 2023
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Thank you for your glowing review! It was a pleasure to run your game, hope to see you guys back again soon :)
Written 23 July 2023
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HN
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Business
What a great night, lots of interesting and scary elements with a variety of tasks to solve and our host Naz was amazing
Written 11 July 2023
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Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your time here :)
Written 23 July 2023
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Roam03534805802
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
I was lucky enough to visit 404 escape today and play my first escape room and let's just say it did not disappoint. The staff were welcoming and friendly, the room was well thought out and really made me feel like it was real. I enjoyed my experience immensely and would definitely recommend 404 escape to anyone looking for a fun, exciting, and thrilling day out. Thankyou so much to my host Naz, the excitement throughout the delivery of your brief and your welcoming smile made me feel at ease, so much so I almost forgot she was about to lock me in a room. I cannot wait to play another escape room here.
Written 15 April 2023
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404escape
Thank you so much for your amazing review! It was a pleasure to run your game :) hope to see you back again soon!
Written 4 May 2023
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Atlanta j
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
For my first escape room ever this place was amazing, the brain teaser puzzles really get you thinking! Thankyou so much to our amazing host Naz who made it a memorable first experience.
Written 15 April 2023
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404escape
Glad to make your first experience a very memorable one :) hope to see you back soon!
Written 4 May 2023
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Tanya H
5 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends

404 escapes … where do I begin. As someone who has spent years working in escape rooms I am not an easy person to impress but I need to say that this was THE BEST EXPERIENCE I’ve ever had. I won’t say too much as to not ruin it for all you future players but I will say this: the staff were welcoming, friendly, funny and immediately put you at ease; the puzzles are well thought out, challenging and incredibly rewarding; the design of the rooms is so immersive and realistic that i genuinely forgot it was an escape room for at least ten minutes… okay maybe it was the whole game … I apologise to my teammates who had to deal with me thinking this was life or death and finally the girl running our game, Naz, was just THE WHOLE PACKAGE. She explained everything so well and played her part with passion and conviction. If you are considering playing a room here, stop thinking and start booking because it was honesty a AMAZING experience that I will never forget.
Written 15 April 2023
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404escape
Thank you for that staggering review!! :) Will be sure to let Naz know your kind words, hope to see you back soon :)
Written 4 May 2023
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Gus Reviews
2 contributions
Feb 2023
Really good time here, there were lots of games and enjoyed our time and had a great experience with friends
Written 1 March 2023
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Thank you so much for your glowing review :)
Written 6 March 2023
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