AN ESCAPE Room in Reading that won an award last year for the most unique storyline has opened its branch in Basingstoke.

The Room, named ‘Trapped in Fiction’, has been open at 37a Winchester Street since last month.

Alex Miller, the brain behind the Escape Room, said he is excited to open his new venture in Basingstoke and take residents for a roller-coaster ride of puzzles, activities and plenty of fun.

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The storyline in Basingstoke Escape Room is based around childhood games. Alex said he wants to take the participants on a nostalgic journey with a special storyline.

“I wanted to do a bit of physical and skill room as well as mental room,” Alex said.

“So I came up with the idea of games that people would have played when they were kids. I thought about all the games that I played and turned them into a bit of a puzzle for an escape room.”

But he added that he cannot give away more details about the games and activities as there some surprises packed inside the rooms.

Alexi’s first escape room in Burghfield Common, Reading, has won the award for best storyline in the country from an escape room reviewer.

The 35-year-old’s passion for escape rooms started around eight years ago when he first visited such a room.

“Since then, I was just hooked, and I really loved it. Pretty soon after I'd done a few of them. After a year of playing, I really want to get into this business. And I kind of started thinking about kind of ideas and planning.

“I came up with the ‘trapped in fiction’ idea quite a long time ago. That set the stage and then I started looking for places to rent to set up the business.”

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But he couldn’t find the perfect place until recently. Alex finally set up his first escape room in Burghfield Common in May last year.

The Basingstoke Escape Room has been designed based on the success of the Burghfield Common business.

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