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“A great challenge!”

Cryptology Escape Rooms Barnsley
Ranked #1 of 18 Fun & Games in Barnsley
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Cryptology is an unforgettable team experience right in the heart of Barnsley Town Centre. Are you looking for something to do with friends, family or colleagues, an experience other than the generic activities of bowling, cinema, eating or drinking? If you want a unique crystal maze-esque experience in either a submarine or criminal rehabilitation unit then this is the place for you!
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We attempted the HMS Cypher this evening and it was great!

It was very challenging with a mixture of numerous puzzles to solve. The set up was great, with sound effects to add to the atmosphere of the game.

Unfortunately we didn't make it out, we were 3 digits away from completing the final puzzle! But this did not ruin the experience in the slightest! The man who ran the escape room was great, he gave hints and clues throughout the hour and even slyly provided an extra pen for us when it ran out!

Great story and fantastic puzzles. We can't wait to try out the other escape room here!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chloe0596
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Simon T, Owner at Cryptology Escape Rooms Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

If you had fun, you won! :)

Glad you had a great experience and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous way to spend an hour as a family with no phones involved for the whole time.
Clever puzzles, totally engaging and a fab series of rooms. Even though we didn’t escape it didn’t spoil the experience.
Thanks for the hints to keep us moving!! We will be back to attempt the other room soon.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Simon T, Owner at Cryptology Escape Rooms Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

An absolute pleasure and glad you had the most important thing...fun!

See you all soon

Regards

Simon

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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

This was our first escape room experience and it massively surpassed our expectations!
Firstly Simon was brilliant. The only day we were all free, due to work and childcare, was a Tuesday. Cryptology is normally closed on a Tuesday, but Simon offered to open just for us. He was an absolute star!
We did Insanctuary. The scene was set brilliantly, the atmosphere was fantastic and we were let loose to attempt to solve the variety of puzzles and piece together clues. Simon really helped to keep the game running with a range of subtle and sometimes hilarious hints! We escaped with about 1 min and 30sec to spare.
In summary, we had an amazing morning and laughed loads.
We left on a real high, desperate to find another day when we're all free so we can come back and try the other room!
We would all highly recommend Cryptology to everyone!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Simon T, Owner at Cryptology Escape Rooms Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for this review, makes it all worth while! Glad you had a good time and it made me chuckle as well.

Hope to host you again soon

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Great set up, great story and the puzzles were the perfect amount of tricky with being able to work it out yourself. However, we needed a number of clues and Simon did this excellently. If I'm in the area again I'd love to try their other room!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Simon T, Owner at Cryptology Escape Rooms Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

A pleasure to host and so glad you enjoyed our unique addition to Barnsley town centre!

Kind Regards

Simon

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We've played both rooms at Cryptology Barnsley and they don't disappoint! HMS Cypher is a novel game with some excellent puzzling, and Insanctury takes a creepy theme and runs with it, delivering great puzzles in an atmospheric setting.

Simon is a great host, we can't wait to see if they open a 3rd room! We'll definitely return if they do!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank brervixen
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Simon T, Owner at Cryptology Escape Rooms Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hi,

Glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Keep watching for our next room, I suspect space may play a part in it!

Regards

Simon@Cryptology

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