Breakout Liverpool – Shipwrecked
The Team: TDM, Mr Carrot
Fresh from our (only just) successful foray into the Cursed Carnival at Breakout Liverpool, we wandered round the corner to celebrate with a drink at Costa, and it wasn’t long before we decided we were hungry for more… so it was back to Breakout we went to see if there were any rooms free, and we struck lucky as we didn’t have long to wait for Shipwrecked.
Can you escape the famous Soldado Pirate shipwreck with Captain Chiver’s most prized and valuable treasure before his ghost that endlessly haunts the ship finds you, and drags you down into his watery grave? You have 60 minutes to search the ship and find your way out with the riches.
Who doesn’t love a good piratey adventure!
I think the first thing we noticed on entering Shipwrecked was just how good it looked – the Pirate Ship theming was done quite simply, but also very effectively.
There was a good selection of locks and puzzles here, including one with a solution which we completely missed for ages as it was so tiny… but a hint (via TV screen) told us to to re-examine something which soon set us back on the right track. There was also some nice colour coding on a few of the locks, so there was no doubt as to which code went with which lock. This made a pleasant change from having to run round trying a code multiple times once you work it out.
Other than that we pretty much sailed (did you see what I did there) through this room.
There was one part we particularly liked which, while not actually a red herring, it had us thinking we needed another item which it turned out we didn’t… the solution turned out to be much easier than we’d expected.
Speaking of easy, I don’t expect to say this next bit very often but… we did actually find this room to be quite an easy one that we got through pretty quickly, but that doesn’t detract from how much we enjoyed it.
Another shout out has to go to the accompanying music in the room, which like in previous rooms was once again themed perfectly and helped us swashbuckle our way through.
Great room with a great theme.