Cryptic Escape Rooms
Cryptic Escape Rooms
4.5
Escape Games
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Cryptic Escape Rooms offer a true immersive escape experience in Huddersfield. The games are built around telling gripping stories through the gameplay that starts the second you arrive. ​ Teams of 2-6 players will have to complete a series of cryptic puzzles and challenges to complete a series of objectives within a set time limit and complete the story.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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becky l
Derbyshire, UK5 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
Great escape room! As a family we have been to a lot of escape rooms and I would rate this one highly. We did the stranger things room as we are big fans and this room did not disappoint! We travelled an hour to get here and it was well worth it!
Written 18 February 2023
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Nick C
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Feb 2023 • Family
Had a really wonderful time with my family, Dylan was a wonderful host, the room was really fun and engaging and it was perfect for any stranger things fan, our kids loved it! I’m not sure why other reviews mention a smell of urine as the place was in great condition and we will definitely be back
Written 17 February 2023
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Fair Reviewer
16 contributions
Oct 2022
We love escape rooms, however this was by far the worst one we've ever been to. I have to agree with the previous review which mentions the smell of urine - it was the first thing we noticed I'm afraid.
We did McArville Manor, and it involves a lot of crawling around into other rooms, which would have rendered it unsuitable for some, but this wasn't mentioned in the description online and I believe it should have been. The area we were in was also too small, and being able to hear things outside did spoil the atmosphere somewhat too - it was also difficult at times to hear what was being said on tapes, walkie talkies etc.
It was also dirty. I've been to escape rooms with a similar old haunted house theme, and they've been clean. This one gave the impression it hadn't been cleaned so as to be in keeping with the theme of the mystery, but to be honest it just seemed lazy. That said, the building looks grotty from the outside, so I don't know why I expected it to be any better indoors.
I hate having to leave negative reviews - this is the most negative one I've ever left, but escape rooms aren't cheap, and for most people they are a treat, so people do tend to look forward to going to them. Other places are available, so the owners seriously need to up their game if they want to stay in business.
What I will say however, is that the staff were lovely and really helpful, but that's about it I'm afraid.
Written 2 January 2023
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Alisha I
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Oct 2022 • Family
Enjoyed the Upside Down Stranger Things room, host was nice. Unfortunately most things were broken in the room, the room was incredibly dusty and dirty and it felt like you were not really getting your money’s worth.
Upon arrival, the little reception area smelt so strongly of urine and was dirty too, tiny little space. Then inside the escape room itself, we expected a lot more from it but it was just a few chest drawers and the game itself was boring and my friends lost interest quick. The host hadn’t reset all the parts of the game, so he gave us the code to a few padlocks as there were clues missing that other people had removed or gotten lost in the daytime. The postbox was broken, the drawers lids were broken, the Dungeons and Dragons board pieces were broken too and no fun really. Time went by really fast, so we didn’t escape which is fine because, as I said, it got boring to not grab any clues.
I wouldn’t go again, even though I was really excited to go to this particular one because it was Stranger Things themed.
Good luck to the host in the future.
Written 4 October 2022
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Cathryn G
Manchester, UK39 contributions
May 2022 • Family
An absolutely amazing experience for my daughter’s birthday! She went with 5 of her friends and had such a great time. They found it a little scary but enjoyed that element when they were recalling it over and over again all evening! Great experience, would definitely recommend!
Written 9 May 2022
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Mick W
Sheffield, UK136 contributions
Feb 2022
Great family fun! We had a go at the Stranger Things room and really enjoyed it. It was a real challenge and we needed the odd tip from the host but we were made to feel really welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the hour!
Written 2 March 2022
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Hassan J
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Absolutely incredible experience. We did the outbreak room and it was mega tough! Michael the host was amazing and the whole experience was smooth, professional and very very fun! Alas we failed to beat the room (by actual seconds!) and it’s the first time we’ve failed to escape but it was a very enjoyable experience. Strongly recommend a visit to this place and I will certainly be returning!
Written 15 August 2021
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Nicola
Bradford, UK67 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Wow wow wow !
Did possession tonight and it was absolutely fantastic, very very creepy we were so scared but buzzing at the same time ! It proved a little too scary for my son but the host was quick to pick up on this and escort him to safety and he really enjoyed himself hearing his family screaming 🤣🤣
The thought and detail put into this is perfect and we were all blown away by how good this was
You can tell that the owner puts his heart and soul into this place
Thanks again Micheal and Mrs ( sorry we didn’t get your name 💕)
Written 14 August 2021
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karenb7728
Doncaster, United Kingdom15 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
This was a brilliant set up, Michael was lovely and really helpful from start to finish! We all really enjoyed it, great for a birthday treat and something different with a twist!! Loved it. Highly recommend.
Written 8 August 2021
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AndyP1998
Wakefield, UK1,058 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Sometimes you come across a business owner who deserves success and Michael is one. His warmth and enthusiasm comes across both when you meet him but also during the game. Fair to say we are rubbish at escape rooms but at the appropriate time you hear Michael's voice over the walkie talkie giving helpful hints to progress the game, and at the end he gives encouraging words to say you were so close albeit so far. Very enjoyable experience with friends we haven't seen in person since the pandemic. Give this guy a chance and if by chance you can't attend give him plenty of notice and be honest in your reason for cancellation. He will then respond amicably
Written 6 August 2021
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