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What is an Exit Game?

60 minutes of fun, puzzles, logic & excitement

Hosted in one of the best cities in the World

Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink.

Who can play exit games?

Families, friends, colleagues, couples, almost anyone!  Recommended for people aged 14 and up, as well as both the able-bodied and those with mobility issues, the exit games at Tension are suitable.

Typically played in groups of 2 – 5, the whole experience is a fun way to spend an hour and will leave you talking about it for days afterward!

As long as 1 member of your team can read English, then you’re sure to have a chance of solving the clues.

How do you play?

Quite simply, the idea is to complete the mission in 60 minutes, and ONLY 60 minutes.  Tick tock….. To do this, you’ll have to solve puzzles, use your deductive powers and work as a team to piece everything together.  The game is played in a themed room.  A description of the rooms and the story behind each can be found below. You are not left unaided though, one of our Agents will be there if you need any help!


Room 1
Magna Carta

The Lincoln Cathedral’s Magna Carta is one of only four remaining original examples, sealed by the authority of King John in 1215. It was being held at the Castle…. until recently when it was stolen!

We have received a threat from Blofielt, that will undermine democracies worldwide, as he plans to destroy the Magna Carta.

Your mission is to locate this document and secure its location. However, Blofielt has attached a bomb to it and you must safely disarm it so our historical team can recover the document.

Room 2
Lancaster: Saving Thumper

Luther Blofelt has taken Thumper, the last flying Lancaster bomber.

Our spies have located where Thumper is being held.  It’s on a private airfield.  However, the keys are nowhere to be found.

We’ve received intelligence that there’s a safe house, a mile or so away from the airfield.  We require agents to scout out this building and to hopefully find the keys to Thumper.  You have to stop Luther flying away with this most treasured aircraft.

Room 3
Time Machine

The ‘Mother’ Tank Made in the city of Lincoln is often seen as the turning point in the first world war and was very significant in the Allies Victory of the Germans in 1918.

Blofielt has built a Time Machine… he intends to go back in history, he has stolen the blueprints and plans on giving them to the Germans in 1914, thereby changing the course of history, making Angela Merkel Supreme Leader of Europe and destroying Great Britain for ever.

Your mission is to disable the time machine before it too late. You have one hour.


Room 4
The Imp

Mr Blofelt has been hiding a secret.  A dark secret.  His son is in fact Luther, lord of darkness and hell!

Using his devilish powers, Luther has trapped a certain angel inside a mausoleum.  Unfortunately for us, this same angel was the one responsible for keeping the Lincoln Imp imprisoned in stone.  The imp is now running riot and trashing a church near the mausoleum and we have no way of subduing him.

We need you, our special agents, to release the angel from her imprisonment, as only she has the power to turn the Imp back into stone, allowing you to retrieve the scoundrel.

Fancy pitting your wits against a room?

Before booking your room please read carefully.

Booking a room at Tension Exit Games begins the adventure…

During your booking, you will be asked for a mobile number. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE MOBILE NUMBER YOU GIVE IS OF A PHONE YOU WILL HAVE WITH YOU ON THE DAY.  Before your time slot, we will text you. The text will include your team name and your first clue.  Once you have solved your first clue that we send you and you have accessed the building, you will enter our waiting area.  Whilst waiting we suggest that you choose a team leader.

Five minutes before your mission time, you will be collected by a senior Secret Service agent who will give you a mission briefing.  You will then be asked to place your personal effects in a secure locker, along with next of kin details (Just in case!).

Please note:  Tension Exit Games is an immersive, experience… We are special agents defending a country under attack… and you are our new recruits!

The cost is £17.50 per person per game.  However there is a minimum of a two person booking which will cost £40.00 per game.  Therefore, for example, a room with 3 people will cost £52.50, with 4 people will cost £70.00 etc.


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To celebrate our 1st Anniversary on the 1st of July, we are running a little competition.

If you Book one of our sessions during the month of July you will be entered into a Prize Draw for a chance to WIN all 4 of our VR Rooms  for 2 hours, to play the highly acclaimed Star Trek Bridge Crew.

(Bookings can be for either Exit Games or VR. The booking does not have to fall in July, but must have been paid in full by Aug 1st)

Room 1: Magna Carta

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Room 2: Lancaster: Saving Thumper

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Room 3: Time Machine

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Room 4: The Imp

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