Our Full Guide to the Great Escape Game

Our Full Guide to the Great Escape Game

Welcome to The Great Escape Game, where you can embark on thrilling adventures that challenge your wits, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. Prepare to enter a world of mystery, intrigue, and excitement as you step into our immersive escape rooms.

At The Great Escape Game, we believe in providing unforgettable experiences that transport you to different realms and ignite your imagination. Our meticulously crafted escape rooms are designed to immerse you in captivating storylines, where you become the protagonist in an exhilarating race against the clock.

Established as a premier escape room company, The Great Escape Game has been captivating players with our unique and immersive experiences. With venues in both Sheffield and Leeds, we have become a go-to destination for thrill-seekers, puzzle enthusiasts, and those seeking an unforgettable adventure.

Our dedicated team of designers and game masters work tirelessly to create intricate and thought-provoking escape room scenarios. Each room is meticulously crafted to provide an immersive environment that challenges your problem-solving abilities, encourages teamwork, and guarantees an adrenaline-fuelled experience like no other.

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Overview of Escape Rooms

Overview of escape rooms

Escape rooms are immersive, interactive experiences where participants are locked in a themed room and must work together to solve puzzles, uncover hidden clues, and find their way out within a designated time frame (intense, but fun!) These thrilling adventures have gained immense popularity as they offer a unique form of entertainment that challenges your problem-solving skills while providing an adrenaline rush like no other.

As you step into an escape room, you enter a meticulously designed environment that transports you to a different world. Each room is intricately decorated to match a specific theme, such as a mysterious mansion, a post-apocalyptic bunker, or a crime scene. Your task is to explore the room, search for hidden objects, and decipher codes and puzzles to progress towards your ultimate goal: escaping before time runs out.

The puzzles found in escape rooms come in various forms, including riddles, numerical sequences, mechanical contraptions, and more. They require you to think critically, communicate effectively with your team, and use your creativity to connect the dots and solve the challenges at hand. Every solved puzzle brings a sense of accomplishment and takes you one step closer to unlocking the next clue.

Why are Escape Rooms so Popular?

What makes escape rooms truly captivating is the immersive experience they provide. The attention to detail, atmospheric lighting, sound effects, and props all work together to create an engaging and suspenseful atmosphere. You become an active participant in a thrilling narrative, making decisions and discovering secrets as the story unfolds.

Escape rooms are not only a great way to have fun with friends, family, or coworkers, but also an opportunity to develop teamwork, improve communication skills, and boost problem-solving abilities. They offer a break from everyday routines, allowing you to step into an exciting world where your wit and collaboration are the keys to success.

What is the trick to escape rooms?

The trick to escaping an escape room lies in effective communication, teamwork, and attention to detail. Work together with your team, sharing information and clues you discover. Communication is key to solving puzzles and finding hidden objects. Pay close attention to your surroundings, as even the smallest detail could hold a clue. Think creatively, consider multiple possibilities, and be open to trying different approaches. Learn more about how to beat escape rooms.

Our Escape Room Experiences

At The Great Escape Game, we’re proud to say we really do offer some of the best and most individual escape room experiences in the UK. 

Have a look at our range of popular escape rooms below:

Wizards of Time

Wizards of time escape room

Beat the Wizards of Time live-action experience by casting spells and fighting with magical beasts.

  • Explore: Discover 6 different realms
  • Length: 60 minutes

No Hope in Hell

In No Hope in Hell, save your friend by travelling into the fiery depths of hell, or stay in the devil’s underbelly for eternity.

  • Genre: Thrilling
  • Players: 2-5 people
  • Escape Rate: 35%


In the Run escape room, discover the tale of an evil headmaster once you find out local folklore is potentially more real than you thought. 

  • Genre: Adventure/ thrilling
  • Ideal Group Size: 2-4 Players
  • Escape rate: 50%


At the Leeds Armouries escape room Raid, will have you fighting a boss battle of epic proportions.

  • Genre: Thrilling
  • Ideal Group Size: 1-4 Players


Become the main character in our Abducted horror escape room and try to escape before your capture returns.

  • Genre: Horror
  • Group size: 2-6 players
  • Escape rate: 25%


In this submarine escape room, communicate your SOS to the surface before your submerged submarine runs out of oxygen.

  • Genre: Adventure
  • Players: 3-12 (6 max per room)
  • Escape Rate: 30%

King Arthur’s Secret

In King Arthur’s Secret, you must journey deep into the chambers of the king’s castle before time runs out to save the kingdom.

  • Genre: Adventure
  • Players: 2-4 players
  • Escape Rate: 55%


Can you enter the Underworld escape room and escape before time slips through your fingertips?

  • Genre: Spooky
  • Player Count: Players 2-5
  • Escape Rate: 40%


In the Haunted escape room, uncover the strange happenings in a missing family’s home.

  • Genre: Spooky
  • Player Count: Players 2-5
  • Escape Rate: 40%

Our Venues

The Great Escape Game is based in Yorkshire, with locations in both Sheffield and Leeds:

Sheffield Venue

Sheffield city centre

Nestled in the heart of the city, our Sheffield escape room is a haven for puzzle enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and those looking to unleash their inner detective.

Location and Accessibility

Conveniently situated in a central location, The Great Escape Game’s Sheffield venue is easily accessible for both locals and visitors. Whether you’re arriving by car or public transportation, reaching us is a breeze. We are located within close proximity to major transportation hubs and offer convenient parking options nearby.


St. James House

Vicar Ln

Sheffield City Centre

S1 2EX


The Sheffield venue also offers meeting room hire, event and network space hire, alongside a cocktail masterclass in our bar and kitchen!

Leeds Venue

Leeds market

Situated in the vibrant city, our Leeds escape room offers a captivating experience that will challenge your intellect, ignite your imagination, and provide an unforgettable adventure.

Location and Accessibility

Conveniently located in the heart of Leeds, The Great Escape Game’s venue is easily accessible for both locals and visitors. Situated in proximity to major transportation hubs, our venue ensures a hassle-free journey to embark on your escape room adventure.


Atlas House

31 King Street




From escaping the devil to being submerged in a submarine, our Leeds venue offers a diverse range of immersive escape room adventures. You’ll find yourself decoding clues, manipulating objects, and working together with your team to unravel secrets and overcome obstacles.

Corporate and Team-Building Events

team events

At The Great Escape Game, we offer a range of unique team-building experiences that go beyond the ordinary. Our immersive escape rooms provide the perfect setting for corporate groups to come together, strengthen relationships, and enhance teamwork in a thrilling and engaging environment.

Customisable Packages for Corporate Groups

We understand that each corporate group has its own specific goals and objectives when it comes to team building. That’s why we offer customisable packages tailored to meet your organisation’s unique needs. Whether you’re looking for a fun and interactive icebreaker activity or a comprehensive team-building program, we can create a package that suits your requirements.

Benefits of Escape Rooms for Team Building

Escape rooms offer a multitude of benefits when it comes to team building. They provide a dynamic and immersive environment that encourages collaboration, communication, and problem-solving among team members. 

Here are some key advantages of incorporating escape rooms into your team-building activities:

  1. Enhanced Communication: Escape rooms require constant communication and information sharing among team members. Solving puzzles and unravelling mysteries together fosters effective communication, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and working towards a common goal.
  2. Improved Collaboration: Escape rooms are designed to encourage teamwork and collaboration. Participants must work together, leveraging each other’s strengths and skills, to solve challenges and escape the room. It promotes a sense of unity and collective achievement.
  3. Problem-Solving Skills: Escape rooms present a series of puzzles and riddles that require critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. By tackling these challenges as a team, participants develop their problem-solving skills and learn to think outside the box.
  4. Time Management and Pressure Handling: Escape rooms operate under a time constraint, adding an element of pressure. Teams must effectively manage their time, prioritise tasks, and make quick decisions, enhancing their ability to perform under pressure.
  5. Building Trust and Camaraderie: The shared experience of working towards a common goal in an escape room builds trust among team members. It fosters camaraderie and strengthens relationships, leading to improved collaboration and cooperation in the workplace.

Our escape rooms offer a platform for teams to come together, overcome challenges, and emerge stronger than ever.

Booking With us

Booking your escape room experience at The Great Escape Game is a quick and easy process. Simply visit our website and choose the location (Sheffield or Leeds) where you want to have your adventure. 

Browse through the available rooms, each with its own theme and difficulty level, and select the one that intrigues you the most. Check the availability calendar for your chosen room and select a date and time slot that works for you. Indicate the number of participants in your group, and then proceed to complete the booking by providing your contact details and making the necessary payment. 

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with all the relevant details. On the scheduled date and time, arrive at the designated venue, and our friendly staff will be ready to welcome you and guide you through an exciting and immersive experience. 

It’s that simple!


Ready to Embark on Your Escape Room Adventure? Book Your Experience at The Great Escape Game Today!

If you’re seeking an exhilarating and immersive experience that challenges your mind and fuels your sense of adventure, look no further than The Great Escape Game. With our exceptional escape rooms, we offer an opportunity to step into a world of mystery, excitement, and problem-solving.

Once your booking is confirmed, gather your team and prepare for an extraordinary adventure. Arrive at our Sheffield or Leeds venue, where our friendly and knowledgeable staff will welcome you and provide a brief introduction to the room’s storyline and rules. Then, it’s time to enter the immersive world of your chosen escape room and let the excitement begin! Contact our friendly team if you require further information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the best escape room?

The best escape rooms combine immersive elements, teamwork, and memorable experiences to deliver an exceptional adventure. Escape rooms must captivate participants with immersive storytelling, intriguing puzzles, and high-quality props, and also have a satisfying end result.

What not to do in an escape room?

When participating in an escape room, it’s important to avoid certain behaviours and actions that can hinder your experience:

  • Disruptive Behaviour: Avoid disruptive behaviour that can disturb the immersion and concentration of your teammates or other participants. Respect the rules and atmosphere of the escape room.
  • Ignoring Teamwork: Escape rooms are designed to be solved through teamwork. Avoid going solo or excluding others from the puzzle-solving process. Share information, listen to ideas, and collaborate with your team.
  • Overlooking Details: Pay close attention to your surroundings and examine every detail carefully. Avoid overlooking clues, hints, or hidden objects that could be crucial for progressing through the room.
  • Breaking Props or Set Pieces: Treat the props and set pieces with care. Avoid rough handling, excessive force, or intentionally damaging any elements of the escape room. Respect the efforts put into creating the immersive experience.
  • Using Excessive Force: Most puzzles in escape rooms are designed to be solved through logical thinking, not by applying excessive force or breaking things. Avoid using brute force or unnecessary aggression when attempting to solve puzzles.
  • Giving Up Too Early: Escape rooms can be challenging, but don’t give up too easily. Stay persistent, keep exploring, and continue working with your team to find solutions. Even when faced with difficult puzzles, perseverance can lead to breakthroughs.
  • Using Outside Knowledge: Avoid using knowledge or information from outside sources that is unrelated to the escape room itself. The puzzles and challenges are designed to be solved within the room’s context, so relying on external knowledge defeats the purpose of the experience.
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