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Day of the Dead and Sanctum - Halloween Escape Hunt Games

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by Alison Brinkworth (subscribe)
Freelance journalist in Birmingham with a passion for the dynamic theatre, art, food and fashion scene in Britain's 'Second City'.
Published October 20th 2020
Two new thrilling games for Halloween
Halloween themed games have been launched by Escape Hunt in Birmingham for those looking for a dead good night.

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Mexican Day of the Dead themed puzzle game


For those staying in, there's brand new print and play-at-home game Day of the Dead. While if you head to Escape Hunt venues in Birmingham city centre or Resorts World, there's bone-chilling Halloween virtual reality game Sanctum.

Starting with The Day of the Dead, it's a buy online downloadable series of puzzles for all the family that is based around a fun storyline.

The game, which costs 14.99, is set between the real world and the afterlife during the famous Mexican Day of the Dead.

Players of up to six people lead a skeleton crew of expert thieves into the most heavily guarded building in the underworld. If you can keep your wits about you and solve the challenges, you will make your way into a secure vault to claim a prize.

The game is ideal for adults and children aged eight and older. It's the usual time your team against the clock in the hope of completing it within one hour.

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Two games for Halloween from Escape Hunt


Escape Hunt has also teamed up with local company Bare Bones Pizza, who supply DIY pizza kits in Birmingham. The Escape Hunt Pizza Kits cost 20.99 for a two-person kit and 24.99 for four and mean you can decode with a DIY pizza kit and Day of the Dead game, ordered through BareBonesPizza.com.

In comparison, VR game Sanctum has opened at Escape Hunt sites in time for Halloween. Take a deep breath and step into a sinister world full of dark places and mystical creatures to investigate a string of mysterious disappearances in the nearby forests.

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A spooky virtual reality game


The game involves players having to risk not only their life but also soul when encountering a mysterious force from a dungeon.

The virtual reality scenes transport you into atmospheric, creepy scenes featuring an old abandoned monastery, where the cult of an ancient deity settled.

Sanctum is for two to four players and costs 25 per person.

Visit the Escape Hunt website for more information on both games.
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Why? Spooky puzzle and escape room games for Halloween
When: Anytime
Phone: 0121 233 3023
Where: Escape Hunt, 120 - 122 Corporation Street, The Square, B4 6SX
Cost: From 14.99
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