Escape rooms have taken off in recent years with new puzzles opening up across the country.

Speaking with the Watford Observer this week, Benn Warren, who is building the puzzles at Enigma Rooms Watford, said a goal of his was to devise a room to crack the top 100 of hobbyist site Escape the Review.

See how Escape the Review ranks some of Watford’s nearest escape rooms.

Escape Hunt Watford – Trip Advisor 4.5/5

The escape room centre in atria Watford has six games to take on.

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  • Escape The Wild West - 4 to 4.5 stars
  • Our Finest Hour – 3.5 to 5 stars
  • Blackbeard's Treasure – 2.5 to 3.5 stars
  • Curse of the Pharoah – 2.5 to 3.5 stars
  • Alice in Puzzleland - 1.5 to 4 stars
  • The Fourth Samurai – 2 stars

Enigma Rooms Watford – Trip Advisor 5/5

Five rooms are planned for this location in Watford High Street but so far only one is finished.

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  • Gold Rush – 3.5 to 4 stars

Locked Escape Rooms – Trip Advisor 5/5

If you are willing to take a trip to St Albans this attraction in The Maltings offers four rooms, but only two have been rated so far.

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  • The Dig – 3.5 stars
  • The Great Train Robbery – 3 stars