For those who need a little brushing up on their Scottish history, Dr Knox is famous for being the doctor who bought dead bodies for anatomical studies from the shady duo Burke and Hare. I've spent enough years in Edinburgh to know that the story of Burke and Hare is one of the most famous in Edinburgh- they were Irish immigrants who happened upon the idea that they could earn a bit of money on the side if they murdered the guests at their lodging house and sold their bodies to Dr Robert Knox for use in his anatomy lectures. Although Burke and Hare were caught, the question still remains as to how much Dr Robert Knox knew about where all of his fresh cadavers were coming from. Which brings me back to Dr Knox's Enigma.
The game sees you enter Dr Knox's study, where you'll need to use all of your 'little grey cells' (uummm that's a Poirot reference for all of you fellow mystery novel lovers) to find the solution to a set of puzzles that all relate to Dr Knox and his study. Once you've craked that code, you'll be able to enter the second room which is Dr Knox's lab....ooohhh scary!!!
I don't want to give away too much of the game as it will spoil the fun for you, but I have to say that I had a total blast at Dr Knox's Enigma. As a tourist in this country, I've been to quite a few tourist attractions in the UK and this is now one of my absolute favourites. I loved the historical story that connected the game to Edinburgh, and the set, clues and staging of the game was fantastic. I took my sister along with me as she'd been to another escape game in Edinburgh and I thought I could use her expertise and she said Dr Knox's Enigma was miles better then the other escape game in town (I won't menion any names). Dr Knox's Enigma is the perfect location to get a group of friends together for a fun night out and it's definitely something that I would do again (especially to try and beat my time as we only escaped with 20 seconds to spare!).
Dr Knox's Enigma Cost: £75 per room for up to 6 people
3 Warriston's Close, £37.50 for couples
Edinburgh, EH1 1PG £10 for students
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