IF you're looking for somewhere different to get together with friends this January (i.e. not a pub) Breakout Manchester could be for you.
It's a live escape room game where groups of friends have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles that will get them out of a locked room. Think Crystal Maze crossed with The Cube, and take refuge in the fact that it's all based on brainpower, not on physical strength. (And it's not meant to be scary – just fun.)
There are 12 games to choose from, ranging from Virus, where you need to find the cure to an outbreak threatening mankind, to The Detective Office, where you're framed for murder and need to discover the real killer.
With the clock ticking and the excitement building, you'll find yourself fully immersed in the scenario. It's hugely enjoyable, and is the kind of experience you'll remember for years.
In this competition, you can win a free game of your choice at Breakout for five people. There are two Breakout locations in Manchester – High Street in the Northern Quarter and Brazennose Street near the Town Hall. Take your prize at either of them.
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