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What is an Exit Game?

Tension Exit Games is where you, Agents, must complete one of five missions in 60 minutes, through the usage of deductive reasoning to solve puzzles and riddles, whilst working as a team.


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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! As well as both the able-bodied and those with mobility issues, the exit games at Tension are suitable, although if one of the players who will be in the rooms have a mobility issue, such as being restricted to a wheelchair, we would appreciate being told in advance so we can accommodate them more effectively. While there is no restriction on age, the puzzles may be too demanding for those 10 and under.

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. 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!

The cost is £17.50 per person per game, and you must book beforehand.  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. Children under the age of 7 can join you for free! (with 2 adults)

Children aged 7 -13 cost £12.50. Please do be aware that any children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Minimum room price of £40 still applies.

We also accommodate parties! If you book a stag or hen party the stag/hen will not be included in the price of the room. To book for a large group of people, consider contacting us using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

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Room 1

Save the 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.

Obviously, we don’t want this to happen, it is worth over 21 Million Pounds after all!

Your mission is to locate this document, find the attached bomb and you must safely disarm it so our historical team can recover the document.

We would rate this rooms difficulty at a 3 out of 5! (5 Being Hardest)

Max People – 5

Room 2

Lancaster: Steal Thumper

Luther has a unique hobby, it seems he is fascinated with planes, warplanes to be specific, and we’ve heard he is quite the collector.

He has quite a valuable Model of the Lancaster called Thumper, which the criminal mastermind has been seen playing with.

This means one thing….. his D.N.A. will be all over it!

Secret service has located the safe house where this Thumper Model is now hidden. We need you to retrieve her Agents, to burst into Blofielts’ secret lair, and retrieve it, so we can start tracking the scoundrel down.

We would rate this rooms difficulty at a 4 out of 5! (5 Being Hardest)

Max People – 5

Room 3

Stop the Time Machine!

The ‘Mother’ Tank that was made in the city of Lincoln and was very significant in the Allies Victory over the Germans in 1918.

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

Whether or not this would make the world better, your mission is to disable the time machine before the events of World War 1 changes. You have one hour.

We would rate this rooms difficulty at a 3 out of 5! (5 Being Hardest)

Max People – 5

Room 4

Recapture The Lincoln Imp

Mr Blofielt has been hiding a secret. A dark secret. His son is, the 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.

We would rate this rooms difficulty at a 5 out of 5! (5 Being Hardest)

Max People – 6

Room 5

The Victorian Inquisition

Mary Lefley, of Wrangle in Lincolnshire, is a 49-year-old woman, who lived with her husband William, in a freehold cottage.

That was until William was murdered, poison, and Mary will be tried and hung for this crime… which she did not commit!

Now she does not rest after her untimely demise!

Search her old home for answers Agents, it seems Mary knew the Murderer. Once you find the truth within You will be able to put her soul to rest!

We would rate this rooms difficulty at a 4 out of 5! (5 Being Hardest)

Max People – 5


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Fancy pitting your wits against a room?

Booking a room at Tension Exit Games begins the adventure…

When you book, 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 first clue.  Once you have solved the first clue you have accessed the Exit Game HQ.

Please try to arrive 10 minutes before your mission agents, so our team can brief you on your mission.

Magna Carta

Lancaster: Steal Thumper

The Victorian Inquisition

Time Machine

Gift Vouchers

The Imp


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