Eureka Escape : The Lamorna Brown Affair

What do you do in Cornwall on a wet and windy evening? Rob an art Gallery of course. Find out whether we pulled off the ultimate heist in Penzance.

It’s the final night of a coveted exhibition by the world-renowned artist Lamorna Brown and includes her complete Cornish collection. Lurking in the shadows and facing a high level security system, you proceed with the biggest heist you have ever planned. With the help of ‘inside’ information, what could possibly go wrong? As time ticks by, failure is not an option…

 60 Minutes

 2-6 Players

 Not Stated

 £22 per player

 Penzance, Cornwall, England

 No Parking

 https://www.eurekaescape.co.uk

 Pete, Nate,

 August 2020

 Escaped

Immersion

Pete

6/10

Nate

6/10

Ah the Art Heist, a theme that has come up in a few of the rooms we have completed which is seldom executed well. Pleasingly, the guys at Eureka Escapes pull this off pretty well. What i liked about this room is it covers the entire break in, you don’t just “find yourselves” in an art gallery, you have to figure out how to get in to start the game off properly. This really adds to the authenticity of the experience. It might not be the most polished room when you first walk in but there is no ambiguity about what they are trying to achieve in the initial aesthetics. The gallery itself, comes across as a convincing modern art installation, there are small touches around the room that add to the immersion. All too often an Art Gallery room is just perceived to be some pictures on a wall and can feel a bit like a hallway, this room doesn’t fail to recognise the importance of the small details.

Puzzles & Challenges

Pete

8/10

Nate

5/10

What I really liked about the Lamorna Brown Affair was the diversity of the puzzles and challenges. These guys have embraced a mix of traditional and high tech puzzles for players to tackle. You have to use your logic and observation to solve the very first set of clues. All the prompts that lead you to the solution feel relevant and warrant their place within the scenario of the game. Without giving too much away, there are some clear and distinct “areas” of this room, and what was really impressive was the way the different clues within each of these spaces felt appropriate for where they were located. 

Games Master

Pete

7/10

Nate

6/10

Our games master in Penzance really did set the scene for us, it was quite impressive actually how we went from discussing masks and coronavirus to him diving into the scenario. We covered the usual head height and do not touch signs before he allowed us to enter but he kept this brief thankfully! Once in the room, the clues were not overly free flowing which we appreciate, theres nothing worse than a clue appearing on the screen when you are moments away from the solution! We had a detailed brief and debrief so couldn’t really have expected more. 

Value for Money

Pete

8/10

Nate

6/10

£22 per person, for an hour attraction in Cornwall feels like a bit of a bargain. We visited in the height of summer and during travel restrictions so there were SO many people in Cornwall. At a time when many attractions were putting their prices up, its good to see these guys sticking to their original value. Lets be honest, there’s not much more you can do on Holiday at that price!

Enjoyment

Pete

8/10

Nate

6/10

We all left this room having had a really enjoyable time. The combination of the different room environments, the diverse and challenging set of puzzles and the fact that we managed to escape with only 2 clues all added up to a great experience. It is not the most highly polished room and could definitely do with a little bit of finesse, but the guys here have achieved an enjoyable room with an authentic theme and we can’t wait to trial their other rooms in the future. 

Total Score

6.5/10
6.5/10

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