Can You Escape: The Pub

Although usually a pub is the last thing we’d try to escape, that’s exactly what we attempted to do in our first escape room outside the UK…

  • Location: Il-Fgura, Malta
  • Players: 2-7
  • Attempted: July 2018 as a team of 2

Great things about The Pub

  • We were welcomed and looked after by a friendly host who was enthusiastic about the room and about escape rooms in general.
  • The Pub has a lot of content to get stuck into, with various different kinds of puzzle to solve. While no individual puzzle is difficult enough to have you stuck for a long time, there’s enough to keep you entertained, and you’ll need to be observant to spot everything you need.
  • Technology is used in a way that’s surprising, innovative and fun.
  • The visual decoration of the room fit the theme and created a convincing enough pub, while not being as immersive or beautiful as some other rooms.
  • Thankfully, this room is air-conditioned – there’s no way we’d have been able to solve anything in the Maltese heat!

On the other hand…

  • Slightly confusingly, some elements of the room look as if they could be part of a puzzle but are purely decorative.
  • This is a room with a lot of combination locks – it was usually, but not always, clear which code is for which lock.
  • Although we liked the variety of puzzles, they weren’t all linked to the setting or the story.

Who should try this room?

A group of escapists who can handle a high number of puzzles, can pay close attention to instructions and who feel at home in a pub!

Rating – 7/10

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