Clocklocked – Cleopatra

You’re off to Egypt, flown straight to a dig site where you’re racing against the clock to recover lost treasure before rival excavators get to it first. Start digging and follow those clues quickly or you’ll end up chasing your tail and getting the boot!

Clocklocked’s Cleopatra room is pint-sized but packs a punch. Isolated to one room, there is enough to keep you occupied and on your toes the whole game.

This room is atmospheric, with dim lighting and fun props that hide an array of gems.

The communication via iPad message is clean and simple, and the game runner gave clues in good measure, not effecting our enjoyment and pride at our achievements.

The variety of puzzles and locks is good – needing a combination of kinaesthetic and mental skills. Highlights include the balls and sceptre… and what lays behind it!

Our main criticism was that it was difficult to know where to begin as all the clues and codes were in the same room, so after making a start on many of the different puzzles, we needed a clue to point us to number 1.

Cleopatra will guarantee a fun night out. It isn’t the highest tech or the most fancy props, but it is a solid, good escape room that flows well and will both excite and strain the brain.

Friendly staff who are efficient, with water on arrival. Enjoyable and recommended!

Cleopatra can take 3-7 players at $150 for the room. Playing at maximum is $21 per person, at minimum $50 per person. We had five, which was a manageable amount and recommended. That will set you back $30 per person.

SCORE

Overall: 7/10
Fun: 7/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Difficulty: 7/10
Creativity of puzzles: 7/10
Foyer: 6/10
Value of money: 7/10 for big groups. 7/10 for small groups.

For more information or to book, visit: www.clocklocked.com.au or call 02 9212 4947. Clocklocked is located Suite 101 Level 5 330 Wattle St, Ultimo, NSW 2007. They’re a 10 minute walk from Central Station.

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