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What is an Exit Game?

Tension Exit Games is where you, Agents, must complete one of six 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. We’ve got ramps to allow for wheelchairs to access our building. There are some rooms with accessibility issues so if there are any doubts please do give us a call. 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)

We do have discounts available for members of the NHS or MOD, just contact us to find out more!

We do process our payments through PayPal, an account is not needed to make these payments as you can check out as a guest. You can input your card details as usual and the transaction will be made just like paying for anything online, it’ll just appear as PayPal on bank statements.

Please do be aware that any children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

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 broken his way into the Mayor’s office and stolen a precious model of the Lancaster bomber!

 The Mayor is devastated and would like the valuable item retrieving, which is your mission today. You have an hour before Luther locks the model plane up in his own secret lair.

 Secret service has located the safe house where this Thumper Model is now hidden. You need to find your way to Luther’s den and steal Thumper back!

Intel tells us that once you have your hands on the model the room will go into lockdown, can you get out in time?

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

Max People – 5

Room 3

The Most Outrageous Bank Heist in History!

For generations now Mad Dog Industries has been making a living following in Robin Hood’s footsteps by stealing from the rich.

This notorious criminal group wants to go bigger and better staging their first bank heist. Without you knowing it our business partners have been out scouting talent, you have been personally recruited to complete this task, we believe that you have what it takes to steal some serious cash. 

We have the resources to keep the cops busy but only for an hour, this will be your time to shine and break into the bank vaults, where we know precious gems and hard dollar are kept. You need to make sure to get out before the hours up else you’ll all be locked up. For life.

We would rate this rooms difficulty at a 4 out of 5! (5 being hardest)

Max People – 6

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

The Plague

In the spring of 1349, the Black Death Plague came to the city of Lincoln, this Plague killed an estimated 200 million people across Europe and around 50% of the population of Lincoln before it finally relented 1353.  In many areas 90% of people who became infected with the disease perished, the bacteria spread easily by fleas and ticks and became airborne through coughs and sneezes .

To this day it is still the worst Pandemic ever to hit the human race

Luther Blofielt, the evil genius, has excavated 13th-century human remains buried beneath this very church, using the very latest DNA technology he has managed to recreate the Bubonic Plague bacterium, commonly known as the “Black Death”.  Worst still, he has found a way to reproduce the bacteria using body parts from the horde of the undead that litter the streets of Lincoln.

Luther MUST be stopped before he releases the Bacterium.

We would rate this rooms difficulty at a 4 out of 5! (1-5, Easy-Hard)

Max People – 6

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.

You must arrive 10 minutes before your mission, so our team can brief you on your mission.

Magna Carta

The Victorian Inquisition


The Plague

Mad Money

Gift Vouchers

The Imp


Contact us

If you have any questions or queries you can contact us via the following;

Telephone: 07843 378707

The Old Church
53 Croft Street

Parking: Either Broadgate or NCP Car Park, located a 5 minute walk away from Tension HQ

Tension Group HQ

The Old Church
53 Croft Street

Tension Group HQ

The Old Church
53 Croft Street

NCP Car Park

The Old Church
53 Croft Street