Edinburgh’s award-winning, 5-star, escape rooms are BACK! This Wednesday we received a complimentary invite to try Operation Odyssey by Can You Escape? If you love learning about outer-space or consider yourself a bit of a sci-fi geek, then this is the perfect way to put your knowledge to the test.
What To Expect During Operation Odyssey
In this escape room you play the role of an agent. The International Space Station has been hit by a meteor and now it’s time to hop on the escape pod and get out of there! But wait, in order to use it you must first repair the damages caused by the meteor impact.
This is the most atmospheric escape room I’ve played so far. Every prop was so well made and the dimmed blue lighting, sound effects, and screens on the wall made it really feel real.
The two screens at the front of the room display symbols for parts of the shuttle that need fixed. Fixing some parts will require you to solve more puzzles than others. For each issue solved, you’ll receive a number that goes towards the code needed to eventually escape and win.
You’ll also be led by another agent/cadet over a speaker who will give you prompts and more information from time-to-time.
A timer on the wall shows you how long you have left. For Operation Odyssey the total time is one hour.
Clean & Safe
It’s clear that Can You Escape care about the safety of their visitors and had hygiene measures in place such as social distancing, face masks and even a bottle of hand sanitiser in the room. There was also an air filter and fan to ensure proper airflow.
Did We Escape?
No! This was only my second escape room and my husband’s first, but we were close and completed five out of eight puzzles. I’m determined that I will beat an escape room, someday…
The success rate with 4 people is 52% meaning that almost half fail. These numbers are lower if you have less people on your team, so it’s best to gather as many allies as possible if you want the best chance of winning! Unless of course you like a challenge.
If you do win you have a chance to be entered into this nifty leaderboard and give your team a name!
Whether you win or fail, at the end you’ll receive one of these adorable keyrings to remember your time at the escape room.
Operation Odyssey Prices
2 Agents – £44 |3 Agents – £60 |4 Agents – £76 |5 Agents – £85 |6 Agents – £96
I’ll definitely be returning to Can You Escape? Edinburgh. The escape room had a brilliant range of puzzles each requiring different skills to solve. It was fun, interesting, and unique. They also have another magic themed escape room named Operation Spellbound.
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