The Cipher Room

Put your thinking cap on and see how quickly you can break out of this expertly designed escape room.
Melanie Colwell
Published on August 16, 2016


Rather than spending another evening killing brain cells with booze, put your noggin to good use in an escape room. The Cipher Room is run by self-confessed puzzle fanatics and Newtown local couple David Vella and Marise Watson. They are responsible for every element of the games from concepting to props, utilising recycled material and local vintage shops where possible.

There are three scenarios to choose from, all suitable for groups between two to eight people. The first, Espionage, is a 1940s spy thriller, asks you to trace fellow spy Agent M's steps and complete her mission. The Cabin puts you in the shoes of a detective hunting a serial killer. The newest puzzle, The Marlowe, has you living out your film noir PI fantasy, tracking a gangster in 1950s New York. The more you immerse yourself into the game, the more fun you'll have, so don the dark clothes and detective hat and get thinking.



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