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Modern Fables Escape Room

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5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Modern Fables Escape Room
Venue says Play MEDOGAN online for FREE during the lockdown with your friends over Zoom! https://modernfablesuk.itch.io/

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Modern Fables isn’t just an escape game but a borderline immersive experience. You’re told that you’re heading to a bar called The Escapist to help out due to the owner’s disappearance.

On arrival, you walk into an eerie warehouse space where black-and-white films flicker over candlelit room. A slightly unsettling barman appears, takes you into a recreation pub and unnervingly gives you the story of the mysterious vanishing of the landlady, while 1940s jazz crackles from a radio. You’re left alone, you find a secret door and suddenly you’re plunged into the mystery around the owner’s disappearance, taking you through a series of inventive challenges and impressively built sets whose dedication to a consistent backstory is a cut above most other London efforts.

Is its location a bit off the beaten track? Yes. Is it also one of the most well-thought-through escape games that London’s seen in a long time? Also yes. Other escape games take note: the bar has just been raised.

Modern Fables Escape Room says
During Lockdown, play MEDOGAN online for FREE:

https://modernfablesuk.itch.io/

Here's what escape room reviewers have to say:

"Medogan immediately stands out from most of the other games... Something like an old-school text adventure in play style, it’s instantly atmospheric and intriguing, with an evocative, gently creepy setting and superb use of audio." - Escape the Review

"A superb game full of intricate details, design and story. It really immerses you into the world Modern Fables are trying to create and is a genuine joy to play. It’s not only a phenomenal game, it also make us want to make the trip to London to play their physical games if the quality is anything like this one. " - Breaking Out of a Habbit

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Modern Fables is an award-winning escape room destination located just off Broadway Market in Hackney, east London. We produce exciting, enticing, nerve-jangling adventures that will create those fond memories your friends or family wont forget in a hurry.

With our roots in London, we are a proudly independent company that shuns conformity. We design and create our experiences in-house with the aid of talented theatrical artists to bring you originality rarely seen in escape rooms. We focus on creating experiences we love rather than relying on bought-in games and stale clichés.

Details

Address: Second Floor, Regents Studios
8 Andrews Road
Rollins Street
London
E8 4QN
Transport: Cambridge Heath
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Users say (4)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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I've done a few escape rooms but this one is really good! There's a real sense of theatre and atmosphere when you're doing it. It's clearly been put together with a lot of love and care.


Excellent atmosphere amazing themed rooms and wonderful staff! I would definitely recommend to visit it.

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The first challenge was finding the place! Hidden away in a warehouse in South London, the location – and dark, poorly lit streets on the way there - really added to the drama of the experience.


The introduction to the experience by Alfie the bartender really helped to set the scene and guide us a little as to what to expect in the story. I don’t want to give too much away about the rooms, but they were really well set up and lit to fit the theme and drama of the experience.


The clues were complicated enough to challenge the escape room pros, but also not too complicated for the less experienced in our group to solve and enjoy. However, I do think the experience may be better for smaller groups – as a group of six we completed the experience in around 35 minutes – which we were told was pretty fast -and at times some of us missed out on finding and understanding some of the clues as we were all searching separately.


I did also feel a little bit like the story was missing a little something at the ending. Without giving anything away, I really wanted a bit more of a sense of closure in terms of what happened to the characters we were following. However, this may just be because we completed the room so quickly – I wasn’t ready for it to be over so soon, and would love to see a sequel experience to find out more about Lavinia’s story!


Overall, Alfie was the perfect host – posing for pictures with us and even sending us away with a party bag. I’d defiantly recommend a visit.