FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I JUST WALK IN?
- No, we take bookings in advance and by appointment only. In order to help us schedule staff, online bookings close 12 hours prior to the game time. For a booking at short notice please call us on 01633 547440 and we will do our best to get you booked in. Please note that bookings for Friday evenings and Saturdays do usually book up in advance so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. Leave us a message or email us on and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.
DO I HAVE TO PAY IN ADVANCE?
Yes, we take bookings by appointment only which need to be booked via our website. If you booking is in more than one month's time we can arrange to take a non-refundable £30 deposit to reserve your chosen slot with the remainder due, in full, by 7 days prior to your game. To arrange this please email email@example.com with your name, chosen game, time and date you wish to attend and the number of players.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING HOURS?
- We usually operate on Wednesdays-Sundays. On Wednesdays-Fridays our first game is at 4pm and on Saturdays and Sundays it is at 12 noon. If you would like to attend outside of normal operating hours we will do our best to accommodate you but you will not be able to book in online. Email and let us know what date and time you would like to attend with your game choice and your number of players. We will always do our best to fit you in. We may operate extended hours at peak times such as Halloween & Christmas.
CAN CHILDREN PLAY?
- We do have some age recommendations in place. We suggest that both due to the difficulty level as well as some scary content that our rooms are not best suited to children younger than 15. Children aged between 10-15 years will require adult supervision and we cannot admit children below the age of 10 under any circumstances. Standard games of TORTURECORP or HOST require at least one player aged 18+ and co-op games of TORTURECORP require at least two of the total 8-12 players to be aged 18+.
HOW PHYSICAL ARE THE GAMES?
- With regards to physical restrictions, the rooms themselves do not require a great deal of physical exertion, they are all on one level and require no heavy lifting or climbing, though we would suggest you include at least one or two members in your party that can comfortably bend down (to help search the rooms for clues). There are also chairs provided within both game spaces for anyone who may find standing for the full hour uncomfortable. The only potential concern for accessibility is that we are in a basement space so to get to us you currently do need to come down a stone staircase down from street level. The stairs are fairly wide and do have handrails on both sides but if any of your party have problems with stairs we may not be suitable. We have made every effort for the space under our control to be fully wheelchair accessible and hope to work with the building owners to rectify the problems with access in the future.
CAN I PLAY IF I AM PREGNANT?
- Yes. Since the rooms do not require physical exertion they are perfectly fine for players who are pregnant. We provide chairs in all game spaces in case you need to take the weight off your feet and none of the game elements require any heavy lifting or significant physical effort. However we do include moments in all of our games which could make you jump - if you would prefer us to exclude these just let you Puppet Master know before your game.
DO I HAVE TO DRESS UP?/WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
PLEASE NOTE due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we are not currently providing jumpsuits for HOST or TORTURECORP as they cannot be sufficiently laundered between individual uses. Please ensure you dress appropriately in accordance with the guidance below for the game experience of your choice.
- We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and flat shoes that you wouldn't mind risking getting a little grubby. Without spoilers, both rooms have certain amounts of set dressing that gives the appearance of dirt/grime. Anything you do get on your hands or clothes during the normal course of play is completely washable and should not stain but we take no responsibility for any adverse affects to players own clothes in the event of any damage or staining to delicate or easily marked fabrics. If in doubt, seek advice from our team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN I BUY A GAME AS A GIFT?
- Yes we do sell gift vouchers. If you would like to purchase one please email us at email@example.com and let us know the name of the gift recipient, the number of players in a game you would like to cover and whether you would prefer a hard copy or emailed voucher sent to you. We invoice you for the amount requested which can be paid online and, once paid, within 1-2 working days we would create a voucher code which would deduct the full price off a booking for the selected number of players at checkout when the recipient books. We can send you an emailed voucher that you can print off on your end (all the recipient actually needs is their unique code) or, if you prefer, for an additional £1.25 we can send a hard copy of the voucher for you to hand over as a gift, just provide the postal address when you get in touch.