History’s Most Daring Escapes

If you think working your way out of an Escape Room is daring, then you know nothing – Jon Snow. But seriously it really is amazing how many daring escapes there are in history. We’re going to look at some of them today, so you can marvel in disbelief and then plan your escape from our game in the not too distant future.

Let start with a Mr John Dillinger who was in prison. Yes, he was there having robbed a bank, and what’s more he’d killed a police officer. And you’ll have guessed by now that he was in a prison that someone (whoever that someone was) said no one could ever escape from. And guess what? He escaped – but he got his just rewards in the end because he was dramatically shot outside a theatre of all places. Harsh but true.

The Midnight Express is about an escape that involved a rowing boat, not sure where a train comes into it. However, a student, sentenced to prison for drug smuggling was then given 30 years on top of the sentence he’d already been given, just to add to his misery. He worked down the ship docks and escaped in a rowing boat, He travelled as far as Istanbul and then on to Greece before getting to America. He wrote a book about it which then became a film. Pascal Payet didn’t just have an interesting name, he can also boast to having escaped not once but twice, from two separate high security prisons in France. Four men came. broke him out and flew him out of the prison by helicopter. He was so generous with his time and so enamoured with escaping prison he decided to help three other people escape via helicopter as well. Needless to say, he wasn’t popular with the law.

Alcatraz is the most famous prison of them all, on an island of all places, and the one prison you’d think no one would ever escape from, unless they were a good swimmer. The prison was designed specifically to prevent any kind of escape and was thought to be impenetrable. You know what I’m going to say next. Yes, someone escaped. They did it by burrowing their way out (like in The Great Escape) and then went through an air vent, and then slid down a drainpipe, and yes, they did escape, although some believed they drowned.

Escape Newcastle – for an Escape That Doesn’t Involve Helicopters or Climbing.

Yes, we have a fantastic suite of games here, and we’re sure that having read this post you’ll be really excited about trying it yourself. But be aware that there will be no one to get you out by helicopter or masked men helping you leave via an air vent. You’ll be expected to use your own grey matter and the co-operation of your teammates. If you go quietly, then I guess we’ll assume you tried the hard way and burrowed your way out.

Book one of our themed rooms online or over the phone and we’ll see you down here – no rope required!


Which Type of Escape Room Player are you?

Today we’re going to see which type of Escape Room Player you are. Why? Because it’s fun, and also once you know which type you are, you’ll be able to work to your strengths.

The Hunter

Do you hunt relentlessly for clues? This type of player will be looking on door frames and under carpets. You’ll be eager to find the clues and you may well be more successful than your mates because you’re so determined. Your cunning nature and relentless eye for detail is just what’s needed at an Escape Room Game.

The Addicted Escape Game Obsessive

You have been to almost every Escape Room in the country and you are indeed an expert, lover and connoisseur of the Escape Game phenomena. You might even go a few times in the same month to satiate your need to play. You will be very popular with your fellow players for no one will know the game better than you.

The Leader and Peacemaker

This person will always be making sure everyone is on task and getting on with each other and the game. They can rid a room of animosity with a few carefully chosen words keeping everyone on task. They’re not a lover of conflict so they will always want to try and calm people down. It would be a good idea to always invite them to a game.

The Nerdy one

There are those that like to pick at the locks and find combinations and numbers so they can escape quickly. Their focus is to pick away at locks and their style is admirable if a little confusing to watch. They may be trying to solve problems that aren’t even there. If this is the case, then they may need to be told they’re helping and given another clue to solve instead – keep them busy!

The Ditzy one

This person is a little all over the place to be honest, unable to stick to one particular puzzle, they’ll go from one to the other and never really solve any of them. They want to know every part of the game and the room, which is very exciting for them and endearing for us, but this could cost everyone the game. They need to focus and be given a task that keeps their attention in one place.

Escape Newcastle – which type of player are you then?

Are you any of the above? Why not visit Escape Newcastle and find out for yourself by booking a room either online or over the phone and we’ll see you here.