GAME OVER Escape Rooms
GAME OVER Escape Rooms
4.5
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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UK's premier escape room experience has come to Derby. At Escape Game Over Derby we have: Jack the Ripper, Maniac, The Castle of Fire & Ice, The Forbidden Temple of Montezuma and Espionage. Will You Escape or will it be GAME OVER?
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Olivia K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staff were lovely! lots of fun!
    Me and my friends had never done anything like this before and were very nervous but the lady with purple hair made us feel very welcomed! she was lovely and explained everything to us and was very clear about what we had to do. We played through jack the ripper and we were a little bad at it but we had the support from the staff whenever we needed it and it was overall a really nice time! Thank you!
    Amazing to have you! Thank you so much for coming and we hope to see you again soon!
    Written 21 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Natalie G
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jack the Ripper - family fun
    Did Jack the Ripper for sons 18th birthday weekend as a family of 4, was really fun and engaging. Although the easier room, it's still challenging. Would absolutely come back and visit another room 😊
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 March 2024
  • Jason H
    Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great afternoon out!
    We did the Temple of Montezuma room (just the 2 of us), which was is the second most difficult room in the building… sadly we didn’t escape!! Will definitely be returning for another room. Would highly recommend! Big thanks to Josh for making the experience for us ☹️
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
  • Becky
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience!
    Amazing experience with the jack the ripper escape room! Host was hilarious and really got into character and made it a great day out. We really felt like we were back in the 1880s. Would definitely go again to try another room!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 April 2024
  • Jason
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jack the ripper
    Loved the Jack the Ripper room, nice level of challenge and spooky atmosphere. Host was also a good laugh too! I liked that it wasn't just codes, nice dynamic ways to solve the puzzles.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 April 2024
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Amity
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I have done approximately 35-40 escape rooms before, and to my knowledge this is the only company I have seen that does not have a dedicated to gamemaster to each room in play. On the day we visited, we were told that one colleague was ill therefore there was only one man working to run the whole place. This involved setting up the rooms every time, getting each group in and out of the rooms, answering phone calls and giving hints to each group (at least 3 were in play at the same time when we visited). This meant our call went unanswered for several hours (again, do not blame him for this, there was clearly so much to do).
Their hint system involves you pressing a button to request a hint however as the gamemaster was doing so much else, this often took a considerable amount of time and then we had to catch him up to what point we were at in the room. This had a considerable impact on the tempo of the room, leaving us feeling like we never really got much momentum. (Indeed, the gamemaster would be watching give hints from the front desk which I found a little odd, usually the players would not see this.)
We completed 2 rooms- Winter is Coming and Espionage. The first was very well decorated, however requires a significant amount of crawling/ducking. They provide knee pads which was very welcome but left my back aching somewhat once we had finished! Was also really warm in the room which heightened feelings of frustration whenever we were waiting for clues. Overall a nice room, but nothing exceptional. The second room involved components that relied on the gamemaster to be watching and react as we complete puzzles which weren't done in the most timely manner unfortunately (one of which involves a smoke machine for any other asthmatics!). Interesting room although I feel the puzzles could be clearer, especially with the aim on them because at times it felt a little random.
Nice rooms overall, just could definitely do with an extra couple of members of staff!
Written 2 January 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and apologies for the lack of staff on the day you visited. We were hit by the winter bug and sickness bugs all in the same week and it really took its toll on our small team. Glad you enjoyed the rooms themselves though and hopefully you will come back and try one of our other rooms (fingers crossed we will be fully staffed) Kirsty
Written 19 January 2020
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Rebecca W
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I'd like to start by saying that the room itself was really good fun, it was challenging and different to other rooms we've done (Temple of Montezuma). It could do with a bit of updating as a lot of things were worn and hard to read - and one part didn't work properly.

However, our visit was entirely ruined by the service we received. The staff member looking after us was not watching our room, she took ages to respond to any calls for help/hints and didn't know what bits we had already solved when she did talk to us. It really seemed like she didn't want to be there and couldn't care less about the job. We actually ran over the time so we expected her to come in and get us as we'd lost! But she didn't, so we carried on and escaped a few minutes late. When the final door opened we ended up in an empty corridor. We awkwardly waited a while to see if she was coming to meet us - she didn't. So we walked through the halls back to reception. When we got there there were 3 members of staff chatting away and leaning on the desk (including our "game master"). They looked a bit surprised that we were out of the room. They didn't tell us what our time was, just tried to play it off like they wanted to let us finish it as we were so close to the end.

We play a lot of escape rooms and are working our way through the local ones. This was our first visit to this particular chain and i'm genuinely sad that this was the experience that we had - as i'd love to go back and do the other rooms. Sadly though there is little chance we will return!!
Written 29 February 2020
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Hi Rebecca, I'm glad that we could contact you about your visit and sort something out for you and as I mentioned before the staff members have been spoken to about this situation to ensure it doesn't happen again. I am glad to hear you will be joining us again soon so we can hopefully redeem ourselves. Come and see us again soon! Kirsty
Written 14 March 2020
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Lucy G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
As a previous customer who attended in Feb 2023, I have to say I am immensely disappointed.

The game master was blunt and seemed like she didn't want to be there. There was no introduction of the room (Montezuma) given for the people in our party who had not been before, so there was absolutely no atmosphere. We were just brought into the room and had the gist of things explained, before the GM left to help a second team (one staff member on site for two different games). The room had no ambience, sound effects, etc. There was very little instruction or clues to help with the puzzles themselves, the only reason we knew what we were doing is because two of us had been before.

The room itself was broken in a lot of places, the symbols that were supposed to "match" didn't as they were all hand drawn and didn't look even close to the same. And worst of all: there was no indication that we had completed the room. We finished the last puzzle, and there was absolutely no noise/indication to say whether we had gotten it right or not. We called on the GM several times, who was mostly unhelpful in her hints by asking for the answers we had in strange orders, etc. When we called up after doing the puzzle for the third time (even though we had it right the first time), the GM told us after we read out all the individual answers that we had gotten it correct, and to open the door at the side of the room (which was at the beginning, described to us as the emergency exit that was unlocked the whole time). So that was very anticlimactic.

After the room, we were not invited to take any team photo or anything, and were essentially just left to it. I would absolutely say don't waste your money at this escape room, there are plenty of better ones (such as Unescapable) in Derby only a short distance from this one.

Definitely a waste of money, and I'm very disappointed. The prices they charge aren't exactly cheap, and for the service you receive, it leaves many things to be desired.
Written 29 December 2023
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Leanne B
Castle Donington, UK42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
As a group some had done escape rooms and some hadn’t. We booked for 2 of the groups birthdays.
As we had 12 people in total we booked 2 rooms, the maniac and the castle of fire and ice.
When we arrived the 3 game masters were busy with the cctv helping the other rooms that were in, they asked us to take a seat as they needed to reset the rooms as it had been a busy time.
When it was time to go in Josh took one group to the castle and the other group waited to go into maniac.
We started the games after the allotted time which meant that the maniac group weren’t able to escape (they set an hour timer and had only been given 45 minutes)
Comments from both teams were that the rooms needed an upgrade. In our room I felt I was constantly telling people to be careful as wall panels were broken, props were delicate and it was a bit grubby (needed a quick hoover!) in the maniac room the team were able to access a clue without solving any puzzles as a drawer was broken.
We got hints when needed but at times had already competed the part we were given clues for.
We have been to other rooms where there were multiple staff and quick to respond when needed. Josh was a good games host but the experience lacked care and excitement.
We wanted a photo at the end but it felt like a burden to as the games masters were still busy with other rooms.
There possibly needed to be more time between a room bookings to allow them to reset and be attentive to new groups.
Written 4 February 2024
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Grace
Derby, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We had this escape room booked as a gift and it was one of the best experiences we've ever done! We went in the Jack the Ripper room and the room itself was set up so well and realisticly. The puzzles were of medium difficulty and our host Kirsty was fantastic. She was funny, easy to get along with, kept in character the whole time and made the experience thoroughly enjoyable. We'll definitely be back again to try the other rooms!
Written 4 May 2022
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Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon! :)
Written 30 May 2022
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Tyler C
Draycott, UK13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
AVOID!! We have been to this escape room a few times before over the last few years, it wasn’t too bad, a good activity for us 30-somethings. Tonight we did the Game Of Thrones room and it was awful 😒 The clues didn’t flow together, the materials used were cheap and heavily used, we did a lot of things right, but the next stage didn’t appear due to technical faults or triggers not working properly. I don’t want to give away details of the room in case you’re already booked, but we had issues of keys not appearing, styrofoam falling off the walls, sharp loose screws poking out of the walls and the finale was very anticlimactic. We completed the room and were highly disappointed. We spoke to the reception staff, who were lovely and very understanding of our concerns, but couldn’t offer us any part of a refund or discounts for a different room. It’s such a shame, we love escape rooms, but will definitely go to better companies in Nottingham - we recommend Escapologic on Stanford Street instead!!
Written 24 February 2024
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Louise F
Swadlincote78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Staff were very accommodating of a last minute schedule change which was very helpful. On arrival we were greeted promptly and introduced to the concept of an escape room. A quick bit of housekeeping was followed by an explanation of rules and some tips. We were shown to the room and left to it.
We had a great visit and will be booking soon for a further visit.
Thank you
Written 24 January 2020
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Thank for taking the time to review us Louise and glad we could provide you with a fun visit. Pop back and see us any time! Kirsty :)
Written 24 January 2020
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Bethany B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
This escape room experience is fantastic. As you arrive you feel that you're in an abandoned office block - this only added to the atmosphere and anticipation as we climbed the stairs. We had 5 "rooms" to choose from and we were helped by staff to pick an appropriate room for.our group. The staff are fabulous. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, caring and fun but they kept the whole process moving forward and gave concise information to us prior to entering the room.
Once inside we faced all of the challenges - needed a couple of assists, these were given in a wonderful way so that we didn't feel thick. We did manage to escape by the skin of our teeth and we enjoyed chatting through our experience with the staff afterwards.
A great time was had by all and one that we will definitely repeat!
Written 21 August 2021
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Thank you so much and it makes our hearts happy to hear you had a great time and loved the experience from the very start. Try the atmosphere in the scary lift if you really want to get in the mood! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you so much for taking the time to review us on here. We look forward to locking you up again sometime ~ Kirsty xx
Written 6 September 2021
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tanya a
Derby, UK92 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I booked this room (maniac) for my daughters birthday. The booking was accepted but the next day we had an email saying due to staffing problems they had to cancel it and would we like to transfer the booking or have a refund. I asked for a refund as it was a birthday treat. Not much point doing it a week or so later. The next day they had suddenly found staff so we went. There were 3 of us. We didn’t manage it, but that wasn’t why we’ve rated it low as we’ve not managed other escape rooms but the experience has been great. The lady with long purple hair obviously didn’t want to be there. She took absolutely forever to answer when we pressed the help button so loads of time was wasted. We spent so long in one room, it was boring. Eventually she responded and told us she couldn’t help us! So we spent more boring minutes in there. Eventually she came back and gave us a clue which she could have done 20mins previous so we got the answer. Then the door was jammed so it wouldn’t open to the 3rd room. She said we had to force it. (We had been told not to force anything). We got into the final area but as so much time had been wasted we ran out of time. She came in. We went to reception and it was really awkward. When we’ve done previous rooms the host has had banter, and given us props and encouraged photos etc. She was packing her bag waiting to go so the 3 of us had to take turns taking pics of ourselves in pairs. Not a good bday treat and we won’t do any more rooms here or recommend them to anyone else. There’s plenty more choice elsewhere.
Written 10 September 2023
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Firstly I would just like to apologise for the hassle that the change of booking had caused, I know it wasn't a smooth transition and I am greatly sorry for that. Our hint system is as you said, self paced and when there is just the one member of staff, sometimes it can take a little bit of time to get to you when they have other rooms to run! And also, when we say not to force anything, we mean not to break things or be aggressive! Pulling open a stiff door is totally okay ( as long as you don't break it ! ) but again, I am sorry we weren't so clear about that. All of your feedback has been passed on and spoken about amongst the team so that this wont happen again and we wish you all the best in your future escapes! :)
Written 21 September 2023
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Leyonie C
Sheffield, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Such a fun interactive escape room, would definitely recommend it. We did the jigsaw themed room, it was so fun and even though we didnt escape it was still good, very hard clues to crack. I recommend taking a couple people and don't be afraid to ask for hints, definitely going to come back.
Written 30 October 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Come and see us again soon ~ Kirsty
Written 6 September 2021
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