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New ‘Doctor Who’ Escape Hunt Game Opens Across the U.K.

The new escape room is the second partnership between Escape Hunt and BBC Studios.

BBC Studios and Escape Hunt have announced a brand-new “Doctor Who” escape room, “Doctor Who: A Dalek Awakens.”

The newest game can be booked at Escape Hunt Reading and Birmingham Resorts World with several other venues, including Norwich and Basingstoke, opening throughout 2020.

“We are delighted to be creating a second game, ‘Doctor Who: A Dalek Awakens,’ with BBC Studios following the success of our first game with them, ‘Doctor Who: World’s Collide,’” says Richard Harpham, chief executive officer, Escape Hunt. “‘Doctor Who’ has a loyal and dedicated fan base, which we have seen from the success of our first game, so to be able to bring some variety to the public with a brand new and innovative game centered around the iconic Dalek characters is an exciting prospect for Escape Hunt. We look forward to bringing the new game to life at Escape Hunt venues across the U.K.”

The game scenario is as follows: Players will board a spaceship invaded by the Dalek. The Dalek has tapped into the ship’s power system and is preparing for a path of extermination. The only way for teams to stop the Dalek is to shut down the ship’s power, but by shutting down the power, players will also shut down the ship’s life support system, risking the lives of all 10,000 passengers and crew on board. Teams of up to six are given 60 minutes to solve the puzzles, resolve the situation and prevent catastrophe before the time runs out and extermination is guaranteed for all.

“Doctor Who: A Dalek Awakens” is playable at Escape Hunt Reading from March 9 and at Birmingham Resorts World from March 11, while fans in Norwich and Basingstoke can sign up to hear when the adventure is available to book in their cities.

Tickets for “Doctor Who: A Dalek Awakens” sell for £25 and are on sale now via

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