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Hysteria Escape Rooms,

38a High Street,

Chatham

Rochester,

Kent, ME4 4EA

Tel; 01634 814287

Email; info@hysteriaescaperooms.com

Website; www.hysteriaescaperooms.com 

Hysteria Escape Rooms based in Rochester is a small, yet perfectly formed escape room location. Based between Rochester and Chatham, the exterior of the building with its blacked out windows and dark paint work, sets the scene for the adventure that is about to follow. 

Opening the door, you are met with a warm welcome with a small, yet practical reception area with comfortable seating, toilets and a handful of lockers. 

All games commence with a briefing from a member of the team, who are very clearly passionate about their customer service and the experience that is about to begin.

 

The entrance doors to all rooms are within the reception area - particularly impressive here, is the fact that even the entrances to each of the rooms have also been lovingly decorated to give you a taste of what to expect inside. These also provide for a good photo opportunity after your escape, without giving any hint of a spoiler. 

Currently, Hysteria have three rooms;

1) Aftermath - A zombie themed room where you need to locate the antidote to a spreading disease

2) The Forgotten Realm - A mysterious, cursed room, based on witchcraft & wizards

3) Motel California - A 1960's murder style room, where you need to find stolen cash

I have had the pleasure of playing all three rooms!.. (Plus their extra special xmas experience)

ADVENT AVENUE

Feeling the need for a little Christmas cheer?! Doing this room in the middle of February might not be everyones idea of fun, however this room really hits all the right spots when it comes to seasonal entertainment! In terms of story line, the magic of Christmas has been lost and releasing the magic held only in Advent Avenue will send magic around the world! 

Walking through the door of this room, hits you with overwhelming festive cheer. The theme is brilliant and although clearly evident of what tasks lie ahead of you, this non-linear room can send you down multiple different avenues! (pun intended). Festive music, snow, robins, presents, candy canes, gingerbread men. You name it, its inside! For what is a small play area, the volume of puzzles contained within the room is phenomenal. Every puzzle is strong and varied, and a few puzzles we certainly hadn't seen before. Most puzzles were relatively easy to appreciate with a couple that had some well placed curve balls. Im a big fan of more physical challenges within a room and this room has some really good ones. 

 

The room is highly entertaining and you wont stop smiling from beginning to end (even when you are hit with a few slightly more frustrating puzzles!). All in all, this is a great room, with brilliant use of space, masses of puzzles and a real sense of enjoyment. This is guaranteed to be an experience you wont forget - particularly the room finale which is a great addition, rarely seen at other escape rooms. 

Would I recommend this room?

Yes. Brilliant room. Great theme which is different to any other "seasonal" room, which are often too similar in nature

Who would I recommend it to? 

Beginners and experienced player alike would all love it.

How many players would I recommend?

I would recommend this to be a 4 player game for optimum game play. 

Suitable for Children?

Yes. From around age 6 would love the theme, however some of the puzzles would not suit that age range so I would suggest from age 8/9 would really enjoy this. 

Star Ratings; 

Enjoyment; 4.5

Puzzles; 5                 

Difficulty; 3.5                            

Theme; 5

 

Interested in booking this room?

 

Visit - https://hysteriaescaperooms.com/book-tickets/

THE FORGOTTEN REALM

Interested in the world of magic, mystery, witches and wizards?! This is certainly the room for you.  The Forgotten Realm is based on the fact that the room has been cursed and it is your job to find the spell and lift the curse.

 

The real thing that makes this escape room stand out above others is its theme. Although certainly not a large escape room, when walking through the door you will be hit by the sheer attention to detail. All games stick strictly to the theme of magic and wizardry and there are some great surprises in the hour that follow. 

When carrying out the puzzles within the room it is easy to be distracted by the numerous items within the room, plus a little surprise from time to time so concentration is key! Many of the puzzles are riddle-based and, although some can be tricky, all are achievable. The finale of the room is different to anything you are likely to experience in any other room! 

Would I recommend this room?

In short, yes. The mix of a real solid theme,brilliantly decorated room, some use of technology, a handful of surprises, plus some challenging puzzles, mean I would certainly recommend it. 

Who would I recommend it to? 

Players that have played a few rooms before however aren't hugely experienced

 

How many players would I recommend?

Around 4-5, taking into consideration the size of the room and number of puzzles inside

Suitable for Children?

Yes, however I would suggest being accompanied by adults as some of the puzzles are more complex

Star Ratings; 

Enjoyment; 3.5

 

Puzzles; 4                 

 

Difficulty; 4                           

Theme; 5

 

Interested in booking this room?

 

Visit - https://hysteriaescaperooms.com/book-tickets/

MOTEL CALIFORNIA

A murder mystery room with a twist. You enter the Motel California after word has got out that there is a large sum of money hidden within it. In the year 1963, the police had tracked down a band of bank robbers - It is your job to find their loot. 

This room really packs a punch and is hugely enjoyable. The mix of murder mystery and loot finding is a great combination. Some rooms of this style can get a little similar however this certainly breaks the mould.

 

There is a lot to solve and you are really hit when you first walk in by literally knowing where to start. Its quite easy to see what you have got to do, however doing it is a different matter! A real great mix of short punchy puzzles and longer fact finding missions make this a great challenge, which is not only well themed, but also fast paced.   

Would I recommend this room?

Yes, certainly. The variation of challenges, the pace of the game and the theme add up to a great experience.

Who would I recommend it to? 

Anyone! Although the room would be challenging for newcomers, everything is achievable if you set your mind to it. 

How many players would I recommend?

4 would be a great number in this room. Although not huge in size, the puzzles often need more than 1 brain! 

Suitable for Children?

Yes.. Although I would suggest slightly older children as the puzzles can be taxing!

Star Ratings;

Enjoyment; 4.5

Puzzles; 4.5                  

Difficulty;     4                 

 

Theme;  4

 

Interested in booking this room?

 

Visit - https://hysteriaescaperooms.com/book-tickets/

Aftermath

This is the first room that was designed by the guys at Hysteria and they really hit the ground running - This is an awesome, well paced experience which is an exceptional challenge.

Based on the fact that you need to find an antidote and escape from the clutches of a zombie apocalypse, this is one of those rooms where the pressure certainly builds. Another room where the the point is to ESCAPE!, this hit a home run with me and the team.

Good use of props, some well timed surprises, a simple yet exciting plot,  as well as some really well put together puzzles (many of which I hadn't seen before!), this certainly puts this room up their with our personal favourites. The sense of tension within this adds to the atmosphere 

Would I recommend this room?

Yes, certainly. Great room, great atmosphere and hugely enjoyable. You will not be dissapointed! 

Who would I recommend it to? 

There are handful of trickier puzzles which may fox the most experience escapist, so maybe players that have a few games under their belt however if you want a challenge, this would be a great benchmark game for beginners.  

How many players would I recommend?

3-4 would be a great number in this room. Although not huge in size, the puzzles often need more than 1 brain! Communication is certainly key in this room. 

Suitable for Children?

Not young children! Hysteria suggest 12+ which I would agree with with. 

Star Ratings;

Enjoyment;5

Puzzles; 4.5                  

Difficulty;     4.5                  

Theme;  4.5

Interested in booking this room?

Visit - https://hysteriaescaperooms.com/book-tickets/