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“Brilliant family fun with 11 and 8 year old”
Review of Can You Escape

Can You Escape
Ranked #4 of 72 Fun & Games in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Can You Escape Ltd. Is a live room escape experience for between 2-10 players based in the heart of Edinburgh. Use your brain, creativity and teamwork to solve a series of puzzles and challenges and escape the room...Can you beat the clock?
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Can you Escape as a family of 4 - first escape room for us although my husband had done one before with work.

We tried Space Odyssey as it looked the easier of the 2 options given the age of our children. The host couldn’t have been better - explained everything really clearly and was great at giving us clues when it was obvious that we were completely stuck!!

It was a little bit hard for our 8 year old who became a bit frustrated at points (mainly when his sister was taking over!) but he still really enjoyed the experience. Our 11 year old loved it and is already dying to try out another one! As for us adults, we had a brilliant time even although we didn’t make the escape - we were inputting the final code when we ran out of time. Frustrating but led to lots of analysis and ‘if only’ chat on the drive home!

Have already recommended to friends and will try the Deadlock room in a year or so when the kids are a bit older and we’re all hopefully a bit wiser...!

Thanks to the Can you Escape team for a really enjoyable afternoon - definitely the most fun way to spend a very cold and snowy day in April!

Thank kjmackie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first experience of an escape room and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We did the Space Odyssey room. Our younger has additional needs and was well accommodated when he was nervous and unsure (they left the door open and let him come in and out). It's not a scary room but we'd (perhaps foolishly) said we'd be locked in permanently if we didn't work out the clues. We all enjoyed working out the clues and had a great time with guidance given if we got a bit stuck. We can't wait to do it again. James was our 'leader' and he was brilliant.

Thank whelky2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a highlight of the hen do! We all had a fantastic time working together to crack the various codes in the room and escaped with seconds to spare. Brilliant staff and a wonderful experience, we'd all definitely go again!

Thank rach0508
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This happens to be our second experience of Can You Escape but the first in their base. The last involved a lot of running around the Old Town... still catching my breath thinking about it!
This time as part of my sons Birthday celebration, we took part in a space station escape pod challenge. The scenario involves puzzle solving to unlock challenges. You are monitored from “mission control” (by CCTV) and if necessary given clues in order to complete the challenges.
Our team were kept busy puzzling each challenge and where things were not progressing as quickly as it might were given additional clues, from mission control, so as to keep teenage interest up and frustrations down.
All in all we all had a great time.

Thank Douglas E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my husband and brother and sister in law. First time for most of us in an escape room and we had great fun. The puzzles were all different, required a lot of team work and we really enjoyed our morning. Couldn’t recommend enough - it was a great way to spend an hour

Thank Elaine P
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