Breakout Manchester RSS Feed RSS feed for Breakout Manchester en-us Copyright (C) 2014 We are Breakout Chester We are Breakout Chester, we are a live room escape game situated in the heart of Chester. We challenge members of the public to be locked in one of our puzzle rooms for 60 minutes while they attempt to escape. With the clock ticking down rapidly the challengers search franticly to find clues and solve puzzles to hopefully piece together all the elements they need to Breakout. Opening to the public on November 11th 2016 we launched with just our Vacancy room in which players raced to escape the room before the serial killer motel manager returns and you are his next victim, and our Wanted room, where you and your gang of Wild West outlaws break in to a Saloon in search of gold and your prized gun! Since our two rooms have launched we have been challenging all of Chester to escape the clutches of our puzzle rooms and attempt to Breakout.nbsp; Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:17:53 +0000 Why not lock up a loved one this Christmas? Stuck for Christmas present ideas? Why not try Breakout! Christmas is fast approaching, and everyone knows at least one person who is difficult to buy gifts for. Whether you're sick of buying soap, candles and socks, a game at Breakout can be a great alternative present. Our games are the perfect gift for that fussy friend or family member - we lock them in a room for an hour and test their brain power with our puzzles, riddles and clues to see if they can escape. It's much more exciting than yet another rainy-day boardgame, with the bonus of our rooms being toasty warm while the Winter weather keeps us all indoors. Group sizes can range between two to five players in a room, so you can even come along to play with whoever you buy the game for (if they want you on their team, that is!). You can either book directly and send them off, or you can phone whichever city interests you and ask them to email you a voucher after you've purchased the game! With a wide variety of difficulty levels in our rooms, you can even choose how challenging you want the game to be. So if you want to test how clever your family members really are, you could go for a five-star difficulty room like Sabotage (in Manchester,nbsp;Liverpoolnbsp;andnbsp;Cardiff) or Madchester (in Manchester). Or if you want to be kind and start them off with something easier, our three-star rooms like Identify (innbsp;Chester), Cursed Carnival or The Detective Office might be the best place to begin. If you know someone who has been down to play our games before and are keen to return for another round of escaping, they might enjoy a medium level of difficulty such as our four-star rooms Virus, The Facility or Wanted so they can put their skills to the test yet again. There's also the option of choosing your room by theme based on what your friend or family member would enjoy more - got a cousin who is a massive fan of the seven seas an all things pirate-y? Then Shipwrecked in our Liverpool centre would be perfect! The team of treasure hunters are to sneak on board the wreck of the Soldado, haunted by the ghostly Captain Chivers - steal his treasure within an hour and live to tell the tale, if not then become part of the skeleton crew! Or if you have a friend who is a big fans of crime dramas, then Cardiff's newest room would be the perfect gift to buy for them. In Disturbed, the team discover a gruesome crime scene in a warehouse, the last known whereabouts of PC Richards who has been missing for over a week. Investigate the scene and work out what happened to make your escape! With our centres being based in city centre locations in Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and our newest addition in Chester, you can easily make a day of treating that special someone who already has everything! You could add a game of Breakout to the list of activities for the day as each game lasts for an hour, so if you're giving the gift of a day out in the city, a stop off at Breakout can be a nice break from the cold weather of the Christmas markets or a way to get your brain into gear after a meal out. We're open from 10am to 10pm seven days a week, so even if the person who receives a game with us a gift is always busy, it should be easy to find a time that suits them to come down and play! If this is your thing then visit the website of the city you're interested in sending your loved ones to now! Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:17:48 +0000 Popular Breakout Cardiff room “Disturbed” comes to Chester The popular room ldquo;Disturbedrdquo; is set to open in Chester on Friday the 27th January. With Vacancy, Wanted and Identify having come from the Manchester site, our next additions will be courtesy of our Welsh counterparts over in Cardiff and offers something for the thrill seekers amongst us. As the name may suggest, the theme to the room is one of a more unnerving naturehellip;.nbsp; nbsp; ldquo;Your colleague, and friend, PC Richards has been missing for over a week. His last known location is an old abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of town which he had gone to investigate one night after work. His obsession with a closed kidnapping case had left him paranoid and wanting to investigate more. You decide to go to the abandoned warehouse to see if you can find any clues as to where he may have gone. You come across a gruesome crime scene. You have 60 minutes, whilst the tech team have the alarms disabled, to investigate and discover the fate of your friend.rdquo; nbsp; As a word or warning, this room is not for the faint hearted! The room wouldnrsquo;t look out of place in a scene from a Saw movie!nbsp; nbsp; We want to play a gamehellip; Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:31:01 +0000 Top Tips for Breaking Out of Escape Rooms Escape rooms are sweeping the nation and becoming an increasingly popular activity. People willingly lock themselves in rooms for 60 minutes, and set themselves the task of solving all the clues and puzzles to escape in the given time frame. Some people manage it and some people donrsquo;t, but what are the top tips for breaking out? 1.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Carefully Selecting Your Team Members An integral part of escaping, you have to choose your team before you enter the room based on their individual strengths. You need someone who is good with words for the riddles, numbers for the maths puzzles, someone who thinks outside the box, and someone who takes things at face value and possibly most importantly; someone who has a complex, high functioning mind palace - much like Sherlock Holmes. nbsp;2.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Make Sure You Really Like Your Chosen Team Mates Escape rooms are highly stressful and pressurised environments that tend to show the true colours of all the people that enter them. The rising pressure of the countdown can lead to tension between team members and you need to be able to withstand that. Wasting time arguing with your team really will not help you to escape the room ndash; you need to focus your energy on the puzzles at hand. nbsp;3.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Analysing the Situation at Hand As a team you need to know when to split up and when to stick together, sometimes the most effective way to get through a room is to split up and work on puzzles separately but other times puzzles need the brain power of as many people as possible. In these rooms, you need to be able to judge which is needed. nbsp;4.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Make an Action Plan Action plans are seriously underrated when tackling an escape room. Entering a room and thinking ahead are seriously beneficial things to do; dividing your team up based on their strengths and weaknesses, anticipating how many rooms and how many puzzles there are, and planning how to spend your time effectively are all components of a successful action plan. nbsp;5.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Decision Making Point 2 brings me to point 3, decision making skills are essential. You need to be able to decide when to leave puzzles alone and come back to them later to prevent wasting any time. If yoursquo;re stuck on a puzzle you need to be able to make the executive decision to move on. nbsp;6.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Managing Your Time It sounds obvious, but managing your time in an escape room can be the difference between whether or not you break out. If yoursquo;re spending 20 minutes on one puzzle, in all likelihood yoursquo;re not escaping. Itrsquo;s important to be able to look at the time you have remaining and judge how much of the room you have left and portion your time out correctly. nbsp;7.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Be Suspicious of Everything Yes, sometimes that every day item is a genuine clue. Plain sight is often the best hiding place, and the people that design these rooms know this. Almost nothing is in that room by accident and anything can be a clue. However, sometimes there are red herrings to draw you away from the path yoursquo;re meant to be on ndash; we can be that mean. So be suspicious of everything, except things that are red herringshellip; Sorry. nbsp;8.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Communicate With Your Team An effective team is a team that can communicate their thoughts coherently. One team member may notice something that others do not, and if it is not passed onto the rest of the team then an important clue may be missed. Just because you canrsquo;t link it to another puzzle definitely does not mean itrsquo;s unconnected. If you think of a solution to a puzzle but it doesnrsquo;t work, other team members may be able to take your idea and expand on it to correctly solve the puzzle. Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:52:04 +0000 Breakout's next Charity Day is Thursday 30th March 2017 Itrsquo;s that time of year again where Breakout try to pay back to the community. The two charity days we hold each year are really important to Breakout and who we are, because wersquo;re aware we wouldnrsquo;t be here without the people of the cities wersquo;re based in. We held our first charity day in April 2015 at our flagship Manchester branch and each time wersquo;ve done one since itrsquo;s got bigger and bigger, and now involves the sales of all of our rooms becoming charitable donations and a way of getting local charities actively involved in what we do. And by all our rooms we mean at all four cities, so thatrsquo;s Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and Chester all trying to help in the small way we can. In 2016 we raised over pound;6000 with our charity days and we strive to smash that target this year as well. We dedicate certain rooms to the different charities, and then any sales during the day time from that game become donations for them. In the evenings we tend to give these games to the charities themselves to do with as they will. Some sell them on to members and patrons, others get sponsorship for their service users to play and some even raffle their games off. It is completely free for them to do as they will. Chester is a really new centre for Breakout so this time around wersquo;re just donating to our charities, but come October and our next charity we already have things in motion to let the charities take full advantage. Selecting our charities is a careful process, there are some that are just close to our hearts and others that we find from the local area (as much as possible). This time around the charities wersquo;re working with are: Parkinsonrsquo;s UK, Joining Jack, Cheshire Search and Rescue and Nightingale House Hospice. Cheshire Search and Rescue were one of our most successful charities on our last charity day. Cheshire Search and Rescue are a completely voluntary based charity who work to help find those who are lost in Cheshire. Sometimes we donrsquo;t think of Cheshire as a dangerous area, but there is actually an exceptionally large amount of woodland, quarries and moors so there are, in fact, many hazardous areas. As well as countryside based operations, Cheshire Search and find vulnerable people who have either ran away, or left their safe space and donrsquo;t have the capacity to find their way home. We can often be scared enough when we find ourselves alone, but throw in a dangerous environment and this becomes unsafe very quickly. Manchester are still supporting Cheshire Search and Rescue this charity day, but with Chester now in the game, it was lovely to be able to give them more. Nightingale House Hospice is a special charity that is very important to Breakout. It is based in the Wrexham area, as well as the day care unit yoursquo;d expect from a hospice, they work tirelessly to provide extensive Palliative Care Services ndash; Free of Charge. These include bereavement support services, an outpatient clinic, inpatient ward, specialist lymphedema unit, occupational therapy, complementary therapy, physiotherapy inc hydrotherapy pool and ambulance service. Joining Jack are a charity dedicated to raising money to support research to try and end Duchennersquo;s Muscular Dystrophy. This muscle breakdown affects 1 in every 3,500 male children worldwide. And last but not least, Parkinson's UK strive to support people with Parkinsonrsquo;s in the UK. They put a lot of effort into research to find new treatments to help those with the disease are working towards curing the disease completely one day. Between now and the date wersquo;ll release on twitter which games support which charities, but all of them are fantastic causes so there really is no better time to play than our charity day! Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:06:15 +0000 Excalibur awaits . . . After months of development our new room Excalibur is opening on Friday the 10th of November 2017! It will be our first original room at Breakout Chester and is not available at any of our other sites. The staff who have played the test games so far have loved it so we can't wait for it to open to the public.nbsp; The room will unleash the knights within us.... "You and your fellow knights have been kidnapped from Camelot and are being held captive in a tower whilst the intruders allege to be you. Yoursquo;ll need to find a way out of the tower and make your way back to the round table and prove you are the true king by removing the sword from the stone..." This room definitely has an air of adventure and is for the those dying to take up sword for a noble cause.... Excalibur awaits . . .nbsp; Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:13:45 +0000 Valentines Day nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;Love is in the air ! Which can only mean that Valentines day is just around the corner, so now is the time to start searching for things to do with your significant other! nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; Breakout Chester is the perfect place for you this Valentines day, there is no better way to spend your time than by testing your wits working together against the clock. Being locked in a room for sixty minutes, solving what you can in order to escape is definitely the way to spend a date. With a wide array of different themes to choose from, there is something for everyone. Get your hearts pumping trying to survive a madmans deranged game in DISTURBED, or combine your detective know-how in IDENTIFY putting together evidence to solve a killers dark past. Or play to each others rebellious nature in WANTED as you become outlaws searching for your prize.nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; Whatever roles you wish to play, Breakout Chester is the way to add a dash of excitement to your day this Valentines!nbsp; Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:50:30 +0000 Easter things to do in Chester Easter is upon us and the children are off school, if yoursquo;re looking for a family day out in Chester then here are a few ideas to keep the kids - and not forgetting the adults ndash; entertained! nbsp; If yoursquo;re looking for a cheap day out why not head over to DEWA Roman Experience, located just off Bridge Street behind us here at Breakout, you can expect to learn all about the ins and outs of life as a Roman Centurion. You can get hands on with various pieces of Roman clothing and equipment and view genuine artefacts which are thousands of years old! Or if Romans arenrsquo;t particularly your thing but yoursquo;re still interested in historical artefacts you can take a trip to The Grosvenor Museum, located at 27 Grosvenor Street, take your time and wander around this timeless curiosity. nbsp; Or if your little monkeys fancy going to see other monkeys, Chester Zoo is only a short trip out of the city, why not head over there to see the brand new super rare Philippine Spotted Deer, one of only 2,500 left in the world, wersquo;re sure itrsquo;s cute enough to take the crown away from Bambi. nbsp; Land animals are great, but if you fancy delving under the ocean and meeting all the inhabitants yoursquo;d find there, make your way to The Blue Planet Aquarium. Again, a short trip outside of town, they have Europersquo;s Largest collection of Sharks! nbsp; Maybe you want to get the family together and test your minds and wits with one of our great escape rooms here at Breakout Chester! We have seven rooms ranging from the easier 3 out of 5 star difficulty, up to the harder 5 out of 5. Donrsquo;t worry if you have never played before we can almost guarantee that yoursquo;ll be hooked as soon as you get locked in! For more information on the types of rooms that we offer just scroll up and click ROOMS at the top of this page! nbsp; Hopefully yoursquo;ll be able to find some ideas here to help get you out of the house this Easter and enjoy spending time with your family. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:43:29 +0000 Breakout at London Comic Con 2018 Amongst the Orange is the New Black cast, Lucifer stars and The Walking Dead crew, if you're lucky enough, you might spot our very own Breakout staff at this week's MCM London Comic Con! Congregating from Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester, our Breakout managers from these sites will be manning our very own stall at the Comic Con event. Following our subsequent success at Birmingham Comic Con, we will be utilising three 'pop-up' games, all of which will last 30 minutes (differing slightly from our standard 1-hour escape room games). A brief overview of the games can be displayed below: Vigilante Story: Your friend has been acting strange for a while, and you suspect he is the infamous superhero Breakout Boy. You have snuck into his bedroom to try and find as much evidence as possible, and stumble across his secret lair. You must collect the pieces of his costume before he returns home, to confront him with the truth. Defuse Story: Go and defuse the device to save Comic Con! Premise: Teams have to pass a series of tasks in order to 'defuse' the device. Once the device is defused, they obtain a code to begin unlocking boxes to find a key to escape. We've themed the puzzles for the device around characters from Marvel, with a 'dungeons and dragons' esque character sheet. In addition to this, some board game related aspects feature, also. Our third and final pop-up game will make its grand debut at the MCM London Comic Con event, so if you've already encountered us at previous events, fear not - we have something fresh to bring to the table! Should you and your friends wish to get stuck in, the pop-up rooms cost pound;8 per person, with a maximum of 6 people in a room at a time. So, if you see us at the event, feel free to pop down and say hi - unlike Venom, we don't bite (sorry, we couldn't resist!). We look forward to seeing you there! Click here for information onnbsp;Comic Connbsp;London Tue, 22 May 2018 13:14:27 +0100 Sick of getting Dad socks for Fathers Day? Sick of getting the generic socks present for your Dad? We have the solution! Why not treat him this Fatherrsquo;s Day by buying a Breakout gift voucher and locking him up in a room, instead? Wersquo;re aware that one of the greatest difficulties is booking a room in for a specific time (especially one in which suits everyone!). The good news is, if your lives are as busy as ours are, you can now purchase a gift voucher for your dad, so that he can reclaim the room whenever his schedule permits. Gift vouchers can be easily purchased on our website:nbsp; Simply click on this link, select off-peak/anytime and how many people yoursquo;d wish to book for, then process the payment. You will then receive a booking confirmation, which will include artwork for you to wrap up, should you wish to (because itrsquo;s always nice having a physical copy for a gift!).nbsp; For those who are unaware of what an escape room entails, the premise of the game is that yoursquo;re locked in a room for 60 minutes, and you have to solve a series of puzzles, clues and riddles in order to lsquo;breakoutrsquo;. We have six different rooms in total, with difficulty levels ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars (with 5 stars being the trickiest). These rooms also all differ thematically, so, irrespective of what your dad is into, wersquo;ll have at least one that caters to his preferences! If your dad fancies himself as the next King, why not give our Excalibur rooms a go? In this room, you are Knights making your way back to the round table to prove younbsp;are the true king by removing the sword from the stone! Or, alternatively, perhaps your dad considers his detective skills to be top notch? If this is the case, he will feel right at home in our Disturbed room, in which you must figure out the reason behind the mysterious disappearance of your friend and colleague, PC Richards. Our other rooms include Disturbed (5 stars) Forsaken (4 star) Excalibur (4 star) Vacancy (4 star) Identify (4 star) Wanted (3 star) and Cursed Carnival (3 star)nbsp; We are open fromnbsp;10am-10pmnbsp;seven days a week, so finding a time which suits everyone should definitely be achievable! With our centres being based in city centre locations in Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester, you can easily make a day out of treating your dad. You could add a game of Breakout to the list of activities for the day as each game lasts for an hour, so if you're giving the gift of a day out in the city, a stop off at Breakout could be a nice break.nbsp; Now that yoursquo;ve finished reading this, if yoursquo;re considering purchasing a gift voucher for your dad this Fatherrsquo;s Day, either clicknbsp;herenbsp;or conversely, give us a call at 02920 371 156. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:23:03 +0100 A Family day out in Chester this summer! With the summer holidays finally upon us you may be asking yourself lsquo;What shall we do this summer?rsquo; Never fear! We are here to help! In a city steeped in history, why not try the Dewa Roman Experience? Starting within a fierce roman fortress; you and your family can have a tour around the beautiful city by a roman solider! Visiting the incredible amphitheatre right through to legendary barracks, yoursquo;ll feel as if you were there yourself! Just remember your left and right! Chester isnrsquo;t all about the Roman Heritage, it also boasts the stunnings Chester Zoo! With hundreds of acres live hundreds of different species of animal! One moment yoursquo;ll be in the rainforest and the next yoursquo;ll be on the African sands. Not bad for one day! There are also daily talks and experiences to immerse yourself in. So, what are you waiting for? If you just fancy strolling around the beautiful city whilst having fun with the kids, The Chester Treasure Trail is just the activity for your family. As the trail takes around 2 hours, you can take in the sights of Chester whilst the kids learn about itrsquo;s deep history with different plaques and historical buildings! If you fancy learning even more about Chester, The Grosvenor Museum takes a journey through 2,000 years of Chester! If you donrsquo;t want to explore by foot then you should hop onto a City Sightseeing Chester Hop On Hop Off Tour bus! See the sights from the comfort of the top deck! Or cruise the famous River Dee on a Showboats of Chester boat! Take everything in whilst you relax on one of 3 showboats! If itrsquo;s something a bit more active that you fancy then jump on this: Flip Out Chester boasts hundreds of inter-connected trampolines across a huge site, so you can bounce, flip, free run and jump your way through the centre! Not only this but you can play dodgeball, try out the Ninja Warrior course AND let the smaller ones try out the foam pit and kids stunt box zone! After all that activity, yoursquo;re bound to have worked up an appetite! The on-site American Diner provides something for all the family. However, if you just fancy pitting your wits against some crazy puzzles (who doesnrsquo;t want to?) then Breakout Chester is the place. With 7 rooms ranging from 3* difficulty to 5*, with different themes, therersquo;s something for all the family. Whether you want to solve a murder or visit the saloons of the Wild West, wersquo;ve got you covered! Situated in the centre of Chester wersquo;re easy to find! If yoursquo;re travelling around the UK this summer, we also have sites in Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester. We look forward to seeing you! nbsp; For more information on things to do in Chester this summer, check out: and Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:25:00 +0100 Bring your Christmas Party to Breakout! So itrsquo;s nearing the end of the year, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting darker. Entering Autumn only means that wersquo;re one step closer to Christmas. Christmas means many different things for many different people, but one thing thatrsquo;s certain is the Christmas do with work. This year, you might be bored of the office party or the sit-down meal ndash; so why not try something different at Breakout Chester! We offer a unique experience, with individuals being locked inside a room for sixty minutes and having to solve a series of puzzles, riddles and clues to escape. We have eight different rooms, each one with an individual theme ranging from cowboys and knights of the round table, to a cursed carnival and a creepy cabin in the woods. We can accommodate up to forty people at one given time, but can offer multiple times throughout the day ndash; meaning whatever size your party is we can make it work for you all! Wersquo;re located in the heart of Chester City Centre, in close proximity to many different restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs meaning your night out doesnrsquo;t have to begin or end with us! Whatever the event yoursquo;re looking to organise; wersquo;re perfect for Christmas dorsquo;s, birthdays, stag/hen dorsquo;s, team building and so many more. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:45:39 +0100 Escape the cold this Christmas! With Christmas on the horizon, the pressure is on to find that perfect Christmas gift. Instead of fighting your way through the shops during this busy festive period, why not head over to the Breakout website and buy your loved ones a voucher for one of our escape rooms. It's the perfect way to spend time with your family and friends! So, what is Breakout? Breakout is the real-life escape room experience which puts all your skill and mental ability to the test. You'll have to solve a series of puzzles, riddles and clues in one of our themed rooms and see if you can escape. But you better watch out, you've only got an hour to do it! This may sound like a breeze to you having a full 60 minutes to get out, however with teams of 2-5 people, you'll need work together as a well-oiled machine to get out before the clock hits zero.nbsp; What's more, it can be a pesky task guessing when will be best for them to play. But not to worry, you can simply buy the voucher and they can pick the time and room that suits them best! When they're ready to book, all they need to do is simply head over to our website and use the voucher code to redeem a game from one of our 8 amazing rooms. Here at Breakout, we cater for everyonersquo;s level of experience, whether it be first time players or seasoned veterans, we'll have a room suitable for you. For those new to escape rooms, our 3-star rooms are a great place to start, offering a real challenge without throwing you straight in at the deep end. For those looking for something a little bit harder, our 4- and 5-star rooms will be more up your street. Each room is a unique experience with its own individual theme, whether you're trying to find out who the killerrsquo;s victims are in Identify or escaping a satanic ritual you never wanted to be a part of in Forsaken. Choosing a room to play can be daunting, so it's always a good idea to book a room based on your own personal likes and interests. For example, if it's fantasy realms, magical kingdoms and everything in between that floats your boat, then Dark Magic and Excalibur are the perfect games for you to play. In Dark Magic, you and your fellow wizards have stumbled down a dark passage and found an old room long forgotten by time. As you explore, you feel a dark and mysterious presence all around you. You'll need to put all your magical skills to the test! Excalibur places you in the heart of medieval times, as you and your fellow knights have found yourselves thrown into a cell whilst imposters have stolen your place at the round table. You'll have to act to fast and free yourself before they return. It is you who has the power to pull Excalibur from the stone and prove you are worthy. With Breakout being situated in the middle of Chester city centre, you won't be short of things to do before and after you play. Whether that be going for a spot of lunch or exploring the many shops Chester has to offer, this voucher will give you the chance to create great memories and will add a little bit of excitement to your day! If this all sounds good to you, visit our website or give us a call to purchase your voucher today!nbsp; Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:42:33 +0000 Mother's Day at Breakout Chester Spring is here ndash; the days are getting longer, the sun brighter and the temperature higher! Say goodbye to the winter blues and hello to the summer sunshine. With Spring comes Motherrsquo;s Day ndash; the one day a year that Mothers can sit down, relax, and put their feet up. Or maybe nothellip; nbsp; If yoursquo;re looking to splash out on your Mum and treat her to something a bit different to a scented candle or pair of slippers, why not grab her a Breakout gift voucher so she can spend the day solving puzzles, riddles and rhymes under the pressure of the clock. What better way to express your love for your Mother than locking her in a room for sixty minutes? We donrsquo;t believe there is one! Therersquo;s plenty of things to do in Chester before or after your game ndash; a walk around the Roman walls, a meal in one of the many amazing restaurants in the city centre, a boat ride down the river or relax and watch a film in the cinema. Why not make this Motherrsquo;s Day one to remember with Breakout Chester. Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:44:22 +0000 A glimpse into Game Development... As wersquo;re close to opening our NINTH room, we thought wersquo;d ask our Game Development whizz Paul a few questions about the process! Letrsquo;s delve into the world of Game Devhellip; nbsp; (mystical noises) nbsp; Whatrsquo;s the most important thing when yoursquo;re in the first stages of designing a room? The most important thing would have to be coming up with a theme that is exciting and engaging with many possibilities of puzzles etc! Do you find some of your own puzzles tricky? The trickiest part of puzzles that yoursquo;ve designed yourself is being able to come up with the solution in the first place! You definitely have to work backwards. Whatrsquo;s your FAVOURITE Breakout room and why? My favourite room is Cursed Carnival! Easily because of the wide variety of style and the vibrant nature of the room deacute;cor. Do you get to play the rooms you design? Yes of course! Many times when wersquo;re initially testing the rooms to make sure it all works! Afer the design process we get staff and bloggers to come down and play test games to make sure itrsquo;s ready to go! Can you give us a little hint of what the new room is?! Yoursquo;ll have to keep an eye on our social media places for the announcement! If I was to give you a hint, Irsquo;d say yoursquo;ll need to be out before the sand timer runs outhellip; nbsp; There we have it folks! Keep an eye on our socials for announcements on the newest room! Wed, 08 Jan 2020 15:31:09 +0000 An interview with the Breakout Chester owners 1. FIRSTnbsp;things FIRST, what inspired you to open Breakout Chester?nbsp; The way Breakout Chester came to being is a strange story that begins with music! We DJ'd over in Ibiza for Ed, the owner of Manchester, Liverpool and formerly Cardiff, and he told us about his escape rooms. On returning home we went to Manchester to visit the rooms and were instantly hooked. We'd often spoke about our different business ventures with Ed, and he asked if we'd be interested in opening a Breakout in Chester. Having had so much fun playing them we couldn't say no and the rest is history. nbsp; 2. What are your future plans for Breakout Chester? Next on the agenda is the opening of our 9th room Forgotten Tomb. This one has been a work in progress for a while now and is almost ready to launch. The disruption and closure of the centre due to covid-19 has had an effect on the planned launch date, but it's almost finished and we can't wait for you to play! Once this room launches, we will have hit the maximum capacity for this building so in terms of what lies ahead, we'll have to wait and see!nbsp;nbsp; nbsp; 3. Do you think escape rooms have a shelf life? Part of me would like to think that they don't but I guess nearly everything has a shelf life. I think the most important thing for us is to make sure we keep innovating and coming up with new interesting ideas. I think what makes escape rooms such a popular activity is that it brings people together, and creates a unique, exciting experience that is completely different to every day life. So I think as long as we keep innovating, I can't see any reason why escape rooms won't be around for a very long time.nbsp; nbsp; 4. What is your favourite room and why? : Dave: Even though it's not open to the public yet, our new room Forgotten Tomb is already my favourite. We've spent so much time and effort designing the room and designing and developing the puzzles, I think that once we're open this will be our best room. Mike: Dark Magic. This is by far one of my favourite rooms we have a Chester, not only because we designed. it in house, but the way the puzzles work is as close to magic as you can get. I won't say anymore in case it spoils it for others but it's a really fun room that we all love. nbsp; 5. A random question, what's your favourite website: www. nbsp; 6. How important do you think social media has been for Breakout? Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and been of vital importance to the development of Breakout. Those platforms have allowed us to connect and communicate with our audience over the past 3 years and wersquo;ve worked hard to build up our presence on these sites, whether that be from sharing informative posts about Breakout, creating teaser videos for the rooms or sharing all of your team photos on our Facebook page. nbsp; 7. What effect do you think Covid - 19 will have on your business?nbsp; .com/ Firstly our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by the virus. This is a really tough time for everyone and I don't think there will be a single person who isn't affected in some way by the virus. That being said, we'll all bounce back and will be stronger and more resilient than before the virus hit. In terms of Breakout, it's had a huge impact with us having to close the centre. I think now, we just need to look forward and plan for when we re-open. With everyone having been stuck at home for weeks, I think we'll see an influx of people wanting to get out and do things so I think we'll be back up and running fairly quickly once we reopen. Before the lockdown and our government closure, we had already put some social distancing measures in place to ensure the safety of the public as well as our staff and we will look to keep many of these practices in place even after we reopen. nbsp; 8. Finally, you were educated through the Welsh language. Can you say something in welsh please? Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon - A nation without a language is a nation without a heart. Tue, 28 Apr 2020 11:12:43 +0100 Don't Break Up … Break OUT! Share the love this Valentine's Day with an escape room as your chosen date destination! We at Breakout believe that an escape room is the perfect place to spend quality time with your significant other. Being locked in a themed room for an hour solving puzzles and cracking codes is the best way to find out if a second date is on the cards! Our escape rooms are a great choice of activity for couples this Valentine's Day because you can combine your teamwork skills to successfully break out. We can guarantee that your relationship will be stronger after doing an escape room together! nbsp; We've even had some proposals in our rooms before! Admittedly, some themes are more romantic than others, but why not commit to a future with your partner whilst escaping from a hoard of zombies, or whilst solving a murder mystery? nbsp; With all our sites located in popular city centres, there's plenty of choices of nearby locations for a post-game drink or romantic meal. So book your game in to take on one of our adventures together, and if you want us to include a special personalised message on the TV screen - just send us an email and let us know! Tue, 14 Feb 2023 13:12:33 +0000 Our 10 best things to do this summer in Chester City Centre! Here's what we believe to be the best things to do in Chester City Centre this summer! Storyhousenbsp;- Chester's number one building for all things arts related. Located on Exchange square the building is home to a large theatre that changes capacity depending on the season. A cinema, Library plus restaurant and bar. The venue holds clubs, activities and workshops weekly. Over summer the company hosts an outdoor cinema and open air theatre. You cannbsp;sign up for a membershipnbsp;herenbsp;to get exclusive deals and discounts. River Dee Boatsnbsp;- Chester boat hire: Open from Easter until the end of September. The best way to enjoy the sun in Chester. Enjoy either a rowing boat, paddle boat or motor boat. Experiencenbsp;the scenic river views and even stop off for an ice cream after. Sick Tonbsp;Deathnbsp;- A unique museum delving into the history of medicine. Discover the pestilence of our pasts and explore deep into the horrors of old school doctorsnbsp;and their practices. A gory adventure for sure. Deva Roman Experiencenbsp;- A Roman discovery centre that offers an hour long tour around Chester city centre. They offer information of different levels depending on what suits you and your knowledge on Roman history. As an interactive tour of Roman Chester, you will learn all about the history and archaeology of the city. Chester Marketsnbsp;- A new and updated version of the old Chester markets. The venue is now the perfect place for all things food and small business related. If you're undecided about what food you fancy, Chester markets offer a variety of different options. A great place to grab a drink and socialize with the community. Grosvenor Museumnbsp;-nbsp;nbsp;The Grosvenor Museum houses collections exploring the history of Chester, its art and silver heritage, and its natural history.nbsp;Find out about life during the Roman military occupation and visit the Period House, with rooms from the 17th century to the 1920s.nbsp;There is a year round programme of specialnbsp;exhibitions and events. Chester Cathedralnbsp;- There are multiple tours offered at the cathedral including the Medieval Stalls, Stained Glass Windows tour or take a dive into the gothic architecture. Events and exhibitions are hosted regularnbsp;bynbsp; a variety of different artists and poets in residency. There is a quaint cafeacute;nbsp;and gift shop and many community events that take place at the cathedral. Chester Zoonbsp;- One of the UKs largest zoos and most popular attraction Chesternbsp;has to offer. Home to over 27,000 endangered and unusual animals based in beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens. The perfect summer trip if visiting Chester. There's so much to see and you can easily spend over 6 hours there taking in the natural wonders of the world. Providence Ginnbsp;- Chester city's newest Gin bar offers over 400 gins in an historical setting of a 19th century building. They offer group gin tasting sessions with a choice of 19 different gin boards. There is a range of bespoke experience and packages for you to choose from if you're looking for a night out on the town. Breakout Chester - Last but not least is the one and only Breakout Chester. An immersive and exciting live escape room centre. A fun activity for anyone in teams of 2 to 5. You have 60 minutes to solve puzzles, complete challenges and escape from one of our 9 uniquely themed rooms.nbsp; Mon, 12 Jun 2023 17:43:12 +0100 School's out and family time is here! It's you vs the kids, how competitive are you? At Breakout we have many uniquely themed rooms available to test yourself with some crazy locks and puzzles. From the castle walls of Camelot to the mysterious tombs of Egypt, we have you covered! Situated in Chester City Centre, we are very easy to find and close to Chester's best restaurants and shops. nbsp; No matter what the weather (hopefully sunny!),nbsp;why not come take an hour out of your day to see if the kids can finally prove they are smarter than the parents? There is something for everyone with difficulty ratings from 3 stars for newbies to 4 or 5 stars for more experienced members! nbsp; Have you ever dreamt of being a cowboy for the day or imagined your life in a zombie apocalypse? Take a look at our 9 different rooms to discover all the fun we have to offer! nbsp; We hope to see you this summer holiday, our favourite time of year!nbsp; Mon, 24 Jul 2023 11:28:03 +0100 Our Christmas room are now open! Merry Christmas! It's the time of year for family and fun festivities so why not come down to play one our exciting, limited edition, Christmas rooms. This year we have two to choose from. Returning after its huge success last year is A Crimson Christmas, a mysterious adventure with a twist on the classic Dickensian tale.nbsp; New for this year is Night Before Christmas. A magical event awaits you in a snowy cabin in the woods, do you have what it takes to make Christmas come to life? Could you be the best Santa in the land? Solve puzzles and crack some christmassy riddles with your team and let the warmth and joy of our escape rooms bring your team together. Come and play with your family or best group of friends. We allow teams between 2 and 5 and have two options of difficulty ratings with Night before Christmas being a 2 star and if you fancy a bit more of a challenge A Crimson Christmas is a 3 star! It's time to get into the seasonal spirit! We hope you will pay us a visit and stay jolly! Mon, 27 Nov 2023 17:53:01 +0000 Breakout Chester 2023 unwrapped! It's time to unveil the highlights and triumphs of Breakout throughout the last year - it's Breakout Chester UNWRAPPED! 2023 was a rollercoaster of fun challenges and many victories for our customers... In 2023 we hosted a staggeringnbsp;10,065 games.nbsp;Testing the minds of our loyal and brave escapees. 69.62%nbsp;of you successfully broke out! Our most popular room wasnbsp;Dead End, which enticed zombie fans far and wide with a whoppingnbsp;4021nbsp;bookings. This might be your sign to take on our most terrifying 4 star difficulty room. We hosted multiple events this year, raising money for charity and engaging with the local communities. - We raisednbsp;pound;2704.20nbsp;across all our sites to support the Turkey/Syria earthquake appeal. - We took part in 2 local Duck races where our Woody duck helped raise money for Hope House. - We were waving our flags at Chester Pride! - Finally we partnered with Onit events to supports students during freshers week, providing memorable experiences for everyone! The heart of our success lies in the satisfaction of our players. In 2023 we receivednbsp;386nbsp;five star TripAdvisor reviews. Highlighting the thrilling challenges, immersive environments and exceptional customer service that set us apart from our competitors. 122nbsp;people entered our 'Riddle of the Month' competition, using their brain power to try and win a free game! We ended the year with a fabulous new Christmas room "Night Before Christmas" As we reflect on the incredible journey that was 2023, We are extremely grateful for the trust and enthusiasm of our players. The statistics speak volumes, but it's the shared moments of triumph and joy that truly define our success. As we open the door to 2024, we invite both seasoned escape artists and first-time adventurers to join us for another year of challenges, surprises, and unparalleled escapades. Thank you for being a part of our story ndash; together, we'll continue to unlock new levels of excitement and adventure! Mon, 29 Jan 2024 14:07:25 +0000 Unlocking Love: Valentine's Day at Breakout Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate this romantic season than with an adventure that challenges both your wits and your heart? This Valentine's Day, Breakout invites you to embark on a journey unlike any other. Step into our world of mystery, puzzles, and excitement, where love is the key to unlocking every enigma. Picture this: you and your beloved are locked in a room, surrounded by clues and puzzles waiting to be solved. As you work together to unravel each mystery, you'll discover new facets of your relationship, deepening your bond with every clue cracked and every door opened. Tired of the same old dinner and a movie routine? Spice things up this Valentine's Day with a date night that's anything but ordinary. Our escape rooms offer an immersive experience that will leave you and your partner talking for days. Whether you're a new couple looking to break the ice or seasoned lovebirds seeking a fresh thrill, our escape rooms are the perfect setting for an unforgettable date. Who knows? You might even start a new Valentine's Day tradition, returning year after year to relive the magic of your first escape room adventure together. It's time to plan the perfect Valentine's surprise for that special someone. Book your escape room experience today and embark on a journey that's as thrilling as it is romantic. Whether you're celebrating a new love, rekindling an old flame, or simply enjoying the company of a cherished friend, our escape rooms are the ideal destination for love, laughter, and adventure. Thu, 15 Feb 2024 13:07:41 +0000 Unlock Adventure on a Student Budget! Calling all students! Are you ready to break free from lectures andtextbooks and embark on an unforgettable adventure? Look no furtherthan Breakout!We're thrilled to offer an exclusive student discount that makes ourimmersive escape experiences more accessible than ever. Every Tuesday,starting from 9th April 2024, if you book for two players, up to three more playersnbsp; can come and play for free as long as every team member bringsnbsp;their valid Student ID card along with them when you come to play. Our discounted rates ensure that adventure is within reach withoutbreaking the bank.Test your teamwork and problem-solving skills and create unforgettablememories with your friends every Tuesday!To redeem this offer simply present your valid student IDnbsp;upon arrival,nbsp; and get ready to unlock a world of excitement!We hope to see you soon! Mon, 08 Apr 2024 17:32:32 +0100 Error

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