First ever live Ipswich Escape Rooms game revealed ahead of summer launch

PUBLISHED: 13:41 14 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:41 14 May 2017

The Ipswich Escape Rooms opened on Thursday. Picture: IPSWICH ESCAPE ROOMS

The Ipswich Escape Rooms opened on Thursday. Picture: IPSWICH ESCAPE ROOMS


Thrill seekers will have an hour to escape a locked room when the first ever Ipswich Escape Room opens later this year.

The  Ipswich Escape Rooms opened on August 2. Picture: LEE MADGWICKThe Ipswich Escape Rooms opened on August 2. Picture: LEE MADGWICK

Competitors’ logic, problem solving and teamwork skills will be put to the test during the live game, which is now taking bookings for an August 2 launch date.

The challenge is being made possible by Newmarket couple Isaac and Stefanie Reed, who own the Cambridge Escape Rooms.

Earlier this year the pair lodged a planning application to convert an empty unit on the Dencora Business Centre in Whitehouse Road – which is to become their base.

Called the Secret Clubhouse, the new game follows the story of young apprentice locksmith Jan Tleskac who mysteriously died after falling from the tower of St Jacob’s church.

Further synopsis of the game has been posted on the Ipswich Escape Rooms Facebook page.

The post adds: “Years (after Tleskac’s death) a group of boys knows as the Fast Arrows appeared on the scene, carrying out daring escapades across the city.

“On one such escapade they stumbled across an old suitcase containing Tleskac’s diary and a mysterious puzzle which Tleskak called The Hedgehog in the Cage.

“The boys hid the puzzle in their secret clubhouse where they received a mysterious visit from a masked man claiming to be to be the rightful owner of the puzzle.

“The boys ran home and reported the masked man to the police.

“Failing to believe such a story, the boys were banished to the cells.

“During the night, the police officers became curious and decided to visit the clubhouse.”

Participants and their teams have one hour to find the puzzle – and the secret it hides – before the elusive masked man returns.

Fancy giving it a go? Book now by clicking here.

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