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Cave Escape Nottingham - "Monuments"

Updated: Apr 24


LOCATION:  Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

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📝  ETR DECODER

  • 🔑 GAME: Monuments

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: August 29, 2021

  • 🎬 GENRE: Mission, War

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 3 ppl): 8/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 3-6 ppl (Ages 12+)

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 60 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE: £20-25/PP (pending on the group size)

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private

  • 🔓 ESCAPED/ COMPLETED?: Yes


📖 THE STORY

At the end of World War II, the Nazis had amassed a large collection of stolen art, jewels and gold that was hidden in salt mines in Austria. You have been sent to help retrieve all of these artifacts from the mines before a bomb goes off, or you run out of oxygen!


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🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • The first task was to watch a video, cleverly presented on a projector of the age, and there will be more of these videos to find and watch as you progress. There was also a lot of reading to be done in the room, so task someone with narrating these or pass them around to get the full experience of the story.

  • The puzzles were extremely well woven into the theme and the props so distractingly real that you want to just examine and admire them, rather than cast them aside and move on.

  • Hints come via two brilliantly delivered methods, totally in keeping, and are delivered to you automatically to keep you on track.

  • There are locks to open, puzzles to solve, as well some more challenging elements to the room where communication is key. There is a lot to do - and don’t be fooled by the apparent sparseness of the room - this cave holds many secrets!

🧩 MISSED THE MARK

This room felt pretty solid to me. I have nothing to report in this section.


🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

When we arrived at Cave Escape, we had to buzz to enter, which gives you the feeling of arriving at a secret headquarters where you are there to accept your mission 😊

The lady in the lobby, Becky - was absolutely lovely, super friendly and happy to chat. The lobby itself is spectacular. A beautifully decorated large room adorned with the most amazing treasures and trinkets, you could spend a few hours just exploring up here, and we even relaxed here in between games! All this as well as the fact that their games are built into an actual cave system under the city makes this a very special venue indeed.


Our GM, Chris, was in character and gave us our briefing upstairs, and then we descended some steep steps into the incredible cave rooms where our challenge lay waiting. We entered, and I was immediately blown away by the authentic feel and vintage paraphernalia in the room. We were given a few more instructions and then left alone to get cracking!


We completed our mission with only just over 1 minute to spare! We were glad because obviously this gave us the maximum amount of value from the room, and there’s certainly enough to keep you going for that long. The fastest team has escaped in 33:42.


History lovers will especially get a kick out of this room, and I definitely feel it’s one for adults rather than children, but no one could fail to be impressed by the attention to detail in this room, the effort made to bring in props and technology that blend seamlessly to give life to the story and authenticity to the experience. The effort gone to by the team is top-notch. Highly recommended.


🔎 HINT

My top tip for this room is to listen carefully, read carefully and make sure you are clear on the objectives - ask lots of questions!


Additional Info

  • Lounge Area

  • Parking lot within 2 min walk

  • "The Dice Cup" (Board Game Cafe) is right across the road

  • The Rooms are located below street level (not suitable for disabled people with mobility issues)

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Disclosure: We thank Cave Escape Nottingham for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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