Cryptic Escape
Cryptic Escape
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Cryptic Escape is the first real-life escape game in Norwich, UK. Based in the historic Augustine steward House. You are locked in a room for 60 minutes and you need to find a way to escape. There are a lot of objects, codes, hidden hints, that can help you to get out. You have to be smart and think out of the box to solve the puzzles you find. In a team you have to think together, work together and most importantly laugh together.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Ellis Wright
    Norwich, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Intricate and immersive!
    Me and my friends (group of 5) attempted the Mafia Robbery escape room. Our game master, Michel, was very passionate and made the experience really immersive and exciting. We got stuck quite a few times but he helped us through it patiently and in a way that was clear! The puzzles were intricate and the nature of them varied (not predictable or repetative at all!) so we really got to work our brains. Although we didn't quite escape in time, me and my friends all left the experience overjoyed and we all agreed to come back to try out another one!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Callum
    Norwich, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spooky, Scary, Spectacular ;)
    That was an amazing room, not only was it scary and very thematic since it was set in a veryyy old building, but it was also a brilliant escape room. Troy was a phenomenal games master, I can tell he’s very experienced, and he made for a smooth sleek experience. He was great at telling the story and giving the brief. Since I work at another local escape room I thought I’d try the hardest room at Cryptic as I’d hope by now I’m classed as experienced and I was very impressed. The puzzles were tough, but they made sense. We used clues at times, but everything is possible without clues, some things are just tough and either require thinking outside the box, or require you to actually observe and look closely, as well as listening closely to things. I’ve played a couple of games at cryptic and I’ll 100% be back for more. Such a thrilling experience and I’m yearning for more of that buzz of a feeling you get after an escape! Again, thanks Troy, and thanks for everybody at Cryptic who make it possible for those games to be run
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Bayley S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Haunted
    The Haunted was such an incredible and terrifying experience. Our group of 3 managed to escape the challenging room with just over 6 minutes remaining! Our games master Troy really made the experience for me. He was very friendly and welcoming and explained everything perfectly. It wouldn’t have been the same without him. Thankyou Troy!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Amy W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everyone loves a bit of brain training!
    Our host Lee was brilliant 👏! This was the second one we have done now, Hunted & Pirates! It was great to hear a Norwich Ghost story being in a historic part of Norwich. The building itself is pretty amazing. We still yet to get out...! But we will be back! These escape rooms are ideal for couples as well as a friends night out.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Joanne M
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Egyptian escape
    Our first attempt at an escape room and we’re all so glad we tried it! An excellent experience, was great for us all as a family to work together and we escaped! Would highly recommend anyone thinking of it to do it. Our host Xymon was brilliant, he explained everything really well and was very friendly.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Chrystalist C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The fright of your life!
    I did the Haunted escape room with 2 of my nearest and dearest and it was terrifying! In the best way! One of our group was a little too spooked so it’s definitely not a room for the faint of heart. I absolutely loved it. Our host was fantastic. They were professional, polite, helpful and really added to the immersive quality of the experience. The theming was top rate, the history and backstory was brilliant and I fully recommend the attraction to any brave souls who feel they have what it takes to face the spirits of the Haunted Escape! I’m just glad I made it out alive 😉
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 August 2023
  • TravAL41
    Norwich, United Kingdom54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great team experience
    This is our second time at the escape rooms at the Tombland site and we had a fantastic time. The site is very atmospheric and the puzzles are hard enough to make you actually think. We did fail to escape but this makes us want to try harder next time. Steve our host was excellent and was really helpful in explaining what we should expect. Thanks Steve, we will be returning soon.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Charlotte
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, engaging and something a bit different!
    Had the best time doing the Haunted House escape room today! I did it with my sister and parents and we all were really engaged the whole time. The host was fantastic (we didn’t get his name but shoutout to him!) and made it really fun. He was great at delivering all the clues and the storytelling, and was really lovely. Would definitely recommend doing something like this, different to what you’d usually do and really entertaining!! We’ll 100% be back!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Tim C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic escape room!!
    Fantastic host and brilliant room - one of the best ones we’ve done. We have done most in our local area so travelled over to Norwich to try these guys out. The theming of the room is easily the most detailed and interesting room we’ve done. Nothing is left out, room is immersive and entertaining. We will be back to do your other rooms!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Kate F
    Puerto Princesa, Philippines13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brain workout.
    We have done 3 of the cryptic escape rooms and have enjoyed every one with a plan to do more. The rooms are imaginative with a great mixture of puzzles and difficulties. The staff are a great laugh too. I highly recommend if you enjoy puzzles, a great works out for the brain muscles.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 September 2023
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Katie T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
It was great! Couldn't have been better, properly scary, great jump scares and cryptic puzzles to solve. Can't wait to go back and try the other rooms.
Written 16 June 2024
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MALCOLM S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Never done this sort of thing before but throughly enjoyed it. Now for the next room. Staff were great and very well informative. Well done
Written 16 June 2024
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D C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We had a great time in The Tomb Of Akhenaten, a very well designed room with a great selection of puzzles. Our host, harry, was a delight and added to the fun of the day.
Written 15 June 2024
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Footprints90364
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Great fun. Recommend to everyone. We go every year and try a different room. Harry our host was excellent and threw himself into the role. Awesome!
Written 13 June 2024
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Dave S
Darlington, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Our first ever escape room. Great fun and challenging. Our host Harry was great, giving a good introduction and really getting into character. Puzzles were fun and stretched our minds. Would definitely recommend.
Written 8 June 2024
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Sarah G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
One of the best escape rooms we've done. There was only three of us and we managed to escape with only a few minutes to spare so time-wise it was pitched perfectly. Dan, our game master, was superb. Friendly and approachable throughout but snapped into character seamlessly as soon the narrative began. The puzzles were challenging enough. We only had to ask for a couple of clues from Dan, the inside man. We did the Mafia room at the Rose Lane venue. There was lots of space within the escape room and we were able to both work together and separately to accomplish our mission. We will be back again soon. Highly recommended!
Written 3 June 2024
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FellowTraveler695796
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Fabulous fun experience, locked in a cell was a new experience!
The host was extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome, thank you
Written 31 May 2024
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Mairi P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Felt like a great atmosphere throughout, loved all the decor! The puzzles where really fun to complete and very imaginative.
Written 29 May 2024
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SA J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Love this escape room company ! We’ve done two rooms here now and both are excellent. Staff are very good and the rooms are well thought through and in an incredible setting.
Written 28 May 2024
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Sam C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Of the Escape rooms in Norwich, this has got to be the best and most challenging. The room set design is brilliant.
The Haunting is easily the best escape room we’ve ever done, it’s very difficult though. It’s helpful to have linear and out of the box thinkers on this one. The more minds, the better.
Written 19 May 2024
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