What is an Escape Room?

An Escape Room is an exciting, fun way to spend your free time. A group of you will be in a themed room and must use teamwork, communication skills, and puzzle solving to complete objectives and escape before the 60 minute time limit is up. Check out more information about our rooms here.

Where is Trapped in Fiction?

Above Northwood Estate Agent in the Top of the Town area of Basingstoke. Please see our contact page for more details.

Is there parking?

There are a number of paid car parks close by in the Top of Town area of Basingstoke.

The closest are Albert Yard and Caston’s Yard just off New Road, or Joices Yard just off New Street.

The Escape Room is also a short walk from Festival Place.

How do you ensure your rooms is Covid-19 safe?

The government guidelines for Covid have now been removed but if you have any concerns before arriving, please contact us.

Who can be in my team?

Anyone can be in your team, but we recommend teams of 2-8 people. We ask children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult. If the majority of the group will be under 10 years old please contact us to discuss.

Can I add someone to my booking after I have booked?

Yes. Please just bring a card or cash and you can pay the difference in price when you arrive. If you want to bring more than 8 people please contact us to discuss.

What if I have a group of people much larger than 8 people?

Please call to discuss if you would like more than 8 people. We can also arrange to have groups one after the other. For more information please get in touch, and we’ll tailor a package to meet your needs.

When should we arrive?

Please arrive at the time of your booking, and follow the instructions you received in your confirmation email.

Is it scary?

No, just a lot of fun!

What if there’s a fire?

The doors are not locked so you will be able to get out at any time.

What happens if we have to cancel our booking?

Please contact us and give us at least 24 hours notice to change your booking. After this time we won’t be able to give a refund, but can offer to reschedule or issue you a gift voucher for the full amount to play with us later.

Are there any rules?

Please don’t take photos or videos in the room. We don’t want the puzzles to be spoiled for others. Most of all, have fun!

What if I need the toilet?

You can go to the toilet before, or even during the game. But we won’t be able to pause the game for you, so please try to go before you go into the room.

Are your rooms wheelchair accessible?

Trapped in Fiction is on the first floor of a grade 2 listed building that does not have a lift.

Will I really be locked in a room?

You can leave the room at any point as the door to enter is not locked.

Do I need to know anything before going into the room?

You won’t need any answers to quiz questions. Just use your common sense and we’ll help you out if you get stuck, so don’t worry, you’ll be just fine.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us and we’ll get back to you ASAP.