Escape Rooms Cardiff

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Escape Rooms Cardiff
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
Escape Rooms Cardiff is a real-life escape game which requires up to 6 players to work together to find hidden clues and solve puzzles to escape a themed room before the 1-hour timer runs out. There are a lot of objects, codes and hints to find - you have to think quick, think smart and work as a team if you want to make it out in time!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Robert J
Oxford, UK7 contributions
Sep 2020
My partner and I went down on Friday and played the 'Z' room, enjoyed it so much we came back the next day (for a different room!)

The first thing I noticed was the quality. A lot of effort had been put into designing the rooms and it made the experience all the more enjoyable! You get a lot for the price, and the attention to detail was something both my partner and I commented on repeatedly!

The staff I have to say were excellent as well. They were extremely friendly and helpful and clearly keen to ensure we had a good time. It was actually in talking to the staff at the end of our first game that convinced my partner and I to come back the next day, the service really did elevate it to that next level.

In terms of difficulty, I would say the games are pretty challenging, though I'm by no means experienced! We did manage to complete 'Z' (with a minute to spare) but 'Occulus' proved too tough for us - though maybe we just went in too cocky after winning the previous game. I think it's to ERC's credit that the structure of the challenges are different from room to room - it felt like a very different experience going back.

I would definitely recommend Escape Rooms Cardiff to anyone who enjoys puzzles and problem solving, or just fancies a nice hour having fun with friends!
Written October 1, 2020
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Hi Robert, Thank you so much for the fantastic review! It's always great to hear when teams have enjoyed our rooms, and the fact you played that you played 2 days in a row makes it even better! Very well done on escaping Z! We'll pass on all your kind words to the staff, it will definitely make their day! We hope we'll see you again very soon! Thank you again!
Written October 5, 2020
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Mechanoise
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
We’ve done escape rooms in the past but this was the first time we got to play Escape Rooms Cardiff. TL;WR: It’s amazing and we’re going back! But for those who want to learn a little more, read on.

Dom was our host for the event, and he was excellent at answering all of my questions, guiding us through expectations of the room, and really setting the scene. I crave immersion, and he clearly cared about the atmosphere and getting us into the feeling of everything, and if that’s the standard of the rest of the staff too then it really speaks about the level of polish and care that’s gone into everything.

On the subject of the rooms themselves, we did the Oculus serial killer room, (this review will be spoiler free).
The room is meant to be a serial killer’s living room, and it feels like it’s lived in! Small details that add to the vibe give this great feeling of the killer. Many escape rooms tend to have a generic killer, but this one has a bit more character to it with him being highly focused on the victim’s eyes, and that theme resonated with the general atmosphere of the room and makes things feel that much more immersive.
The puzzles were really, really fun! Again, thematics give them some character and I felt like I needed hints only because I hadn’t thought outside the box with some of the ideas they had, nothing felt unfair or unrealistic; and there were even moments where I caught myself saying ‘wow they’ve done well with the production value!’

Escape Rooms Cardiff has shown themselves to be excellent at immersive settings, fun and clever puzzles, and an experience worth the time and money. Thanks Dom for the great night, we’ll be back!
Written April 4, 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind review! We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Oculus, and certainly happy to hear you enjoyed the puzzles and immersion of the room. We'll be sure to pass the message on to Dom, and we look forward to seeing you again for another room in the future!
Written April 5, 2022
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Jenmca1
Cardiff, UK1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Couples
My boyfriend and I chose the Sherlock Holmes room, and man it was good! Having never been the the escape rooms before, we had no idea what to expect but our host Chris really made us feel at ease.

When we entered the room we didn't really know what to do so just began scouring around for objects that looked of significance. However, after unlocking the first part of the puzzle, we got into the swing of things a little more and really felt like we were detectives :).

Thanks to a bunch of clues (your host will watch your game and help you out if needed) we managed to make it out just in time! In fact we got so into it that we spent the last few mins still trying to figure it out when the door had already opened and we'd finished haha.

Overall, money very well spent, I would recommend Escape rooms Cardiff to anyone who wants a good ole challenge!
Written March 21, 2020
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Hi Jenmca1! Thank you for the very kind review. We're glad to know you enjoyed your experience at Escape Rooms - don't forget to use your return discount when you book with us again. Thanks! :)
Written July 20, 2020
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David U
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Friends
Did Cardiff Castle and Sherlock 2 rooms this morning, managed to escape both. Well thought out and themed rooms that kept us very busy. Meg was an amazing host that only gave us clues when we really needed them.
We will definitely be back.
Written March 13, 2022
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Congratulations on your escapes! We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again soon. We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Meg!
Written March 13, 2022
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CobiDavies
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
We first found out about Escape Rooms Cardiff when we wanted something to do on a weekend off from work. Now, we are around 4 rooms deep! We have done Oculus, Finding Sherlock, Press Start and most recently the Cardiff Castle room. We always have an amazing experience and the prices are literally like no other. The value for money is literally amazing. On our last visit playing Cardiff Castle on Friday 3rd September 2021 at 3pm, Dom was our clue giver. He was really chill and awesome at explaining the game and all the backstory. He gave the right hints at the right times and also he knew about Heads Above The Wave of which I had a hoodie of which is very very cool! Obviously we will be coming back to do the remaining rooms and also to make Dom jealous of my hoody!:’)
P.S Dom is very cool:)!
Written September 5, 2021
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We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experiences with us! Thanks so much for your kind words, we will pass them on to Dom! We hope to see you again soon to play our remaining rooms, and to watch you make Dom jealous of your hoody :)
Written September 7, 2021
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Jonathan W
2 contributions
Jul 2021
What an amazing experience! We played the Cardiff Castle game and it was brilliant. Also our host Reilly was very enthusiastic and engaging. She really put in effort to make it a whole engaging experience with descriptions of the story and clear instructions and the game.

The design of Cardiff castle games was fantastic. It was immersive and created a feeling of so many different types of spaces. The puzzles were challenging but also achieviable. We went as a family and everyone could play a part including my 9 year niece.

It was a really great experience which I highly recommend!
Written July 24, 2021
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Thank you so much, we're so glad you enjoyed the Cardiff Castle room, we will make sure to pass your kind words on to Reilly. Please come back again soon to play some of our other rooms!
Written July 25, 2021
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Sean E
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Kenz was such a great host. She was very, friendly, Welcoming and witty with Terrible jokes that made the experience better.

My group did Z and the set design was fantastic. Previously did Sherlock 2 before and that was also a really good experience

Will definitely be back to complete some more rooms
Written April 27, 2022
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Hi Sean! Great to hear you enjoyed your latest visit to us! Thanks for the lovely words, we'll be sure to pass them on to Kenzie :) Thanks, Team ERC
Written April 28, 2022
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Youngy
Liverpool, UK5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We did the "Oculus" room which had a great atmosphere and excellent design, I was very impressed with how creepy it all was.

The puzzles were average in comparison to the many other rooms I have done and were quite difficult to figure out what actually was a puzzle to even get going.

Some of the puzzles did not work properly. This was a massive con for me, if your going to run an escape room, then make sure the materials work correctly. I cant list them all here without giving away the puzzles, but one i can mention was a number padlock that did not unlock no matter how many times I entered the correct code, then randomly it just worked after wasting 10 mins on it. Making sure it wasn't just me being stupid, I asked the game master at the end to check it and she couldn't get it to open either. I also checked the other puzzles with her and they too didn't work properly.

They do not have a difficulty rating on the website for each room which is something they could do with to help people choose a room that is right for them. As it was my girlfriends second time doing an escape room I'd have preferred to have done an easier one with her, but im pretty sure that was one of the hardest rooms I have done, not all for the right reasons though.

The game master Kenzie was great and very friendly. She was on the ball with giving us hints during the game without us even asking, showing she was paying attention and could see when we needed a hint.

I would happily go back again, but hope they sort the puzzles out to make sure they definitely work or buy new props.
Written August 19, 2021
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Jade K
5 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
My friends and I visited the escape rooms while staying in Cardiff and just had the BEST time! We decided to go for the serial killer room which was 100% down our street and lots of fun. Our experience was made even better by our lovely host, Dom who made the whole thing a little more exciting. Covid rules are being maintained very well and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourself
Written June 3, 2021
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Thanks so much for your kind words! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience, both here and hopefully Cardiff in general. We will pass on your words to Dom, we're so glad that he was able to make your experience more enjoyable. We'd love for you to visit again if you're ever in Cardiff!
Written June 10, 2021
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Guy A
Bristol, UK8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Great fun, Kayleigh was great in looking after us. Phil and Tom gave it the big one about how they'd picked the elite team and yet we beat them by 23 mins. Can confirm that the sofas in the lobby are proper comfy for having a nap while you're waiting for your inept friends to FINALLY finish their game. Leather sofas aren't generally the best to fall asleep on but these were pretty great, cushions have a nice design, could be more padded if I'm honest, 2/10 for comfort on them specifically. Lighting was a little bright for a nap if I'm honest. Venue has several places nearby such as Starbucks, McDonald's and others in order to purchase a coffee once you've finished your nap waiting for Tom and Phil to stop being useless. Still ample time to return to the venue, finish the drinks and chill
Written April 30, 2022
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We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Tom and Phil...do better
Written May 2, 2022
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Escape Rooms Cardiff is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM