Turf Wars is a brand new immersive escape experience starting this halloween!
Are you ready to battle in the turf wars?
Turf Wars is a brand new immersive escape experience which takes a twist of your typical escape room and adds elements never seen before. We got in touch with the team at Turf Wars to provide you some further information (some unreleased information too), of what is Turf Wars?
Question 1 – What is Turf Wars UK?
“Turf Wars” are a new brand of Immersive Escape Room experiences with a number of unique twists… A Turf War takes place not in a single room but in an entire complex, with multiple rooms, corridors, levels and arenas. It can be indoors or outdoors. There are multiple locations across the UK that Turf Wars can take place.
A Factory in Birmingham
A Prison in Somerset
A Forest in Nottingham
We call these “Grids”.
Like an escape room there will be puzzles for you and your team of 6-10 (Challengers) to solve in order to win the Turf War, we call these “Stations” these will be dotted around the Grid. Some may be locked, some may be hidden. Each of these Stations will require a different ability to complete.
Mind – Will require intelligence
Body – A physical application
Soul – You will have to trade something
Skill – Hand-eye coordination is key
Belief – A leap of faith
Normal escape rooms will place you or your group in a room alone and expect you to escape in under 60 minutes. Turf Wars do just that but with one major difference! You will be placed on a grid, with 60 minutes to take control, win the Turf War and escape, however there is one vital difference… You will NOT be alone. You will be Hunted. Each of our Turf War experiences will place you against a single opponent. We call these “Hunters” the bringers of death. Hunters are death personified, they control the Grids and ultimate are winning the Turf War before you even start.
The Hunters job is to stop you from accomplishing your goals at the stations by any means necessary. They will aim to abduct members of your team with the aid of their “Servers”. Servers come in pairs and aid the Hunter with his objectives; however they themselves cannot hunt you. Once abducted you will be placed in captivity for 5 minutes. Who knows what the Reapers will do to you once you are in captivity… Hunters can be fast, slow, big, small, creepy, aggressive etc… But there’s one thing they all have in common for sure, you do not want to come face to face with them at all costs. It will be down to you and your team to choose which Hunter you wish to face and on what Grid you’ll start the Turf War.
Question 2 – Where did the idea come from?
I wanted to combine immersive entertainment and the thrill of being chased into an escape room format. I loved things like Crystal Maze and the childrens TV show Nightmare as a child so influences came form that for sure.
Question 3 – Can you go into any more details on the “hunters”?
Hunters arein the “Reaper’s Turf Wars” are Death’s henchmen. They can be big small quick slow but all are deadly. They are out to stop challengers from completing the puzzle stations, saving the time relics and winning the Turf War. Guests get to choose who they would like to face, we are hoping this will add to the replayability of it. Guests will want to return to face a new opponent.
Question 4 – Can you go into any more into the experience without spoiling too much?
The experience will begin a narrative for guests that they hopefully become a part of. We plan to open not just horror themed versions but Turf Wars that include Robots, Assassins and Predator like creatures across multiple venues such as Woodlands, Tower Blocks and Prisons.
The puzzle “Stations ” are mobile and all bespoke made. They are really cool. For example one will require a sacrifice in order to complete. Others will have trip alarms to alert the hunters of your positions! With the stations being mobile it also means we can actually take the game to any event locations you wish! A corporate office, a wedding even an exhibition.
Turf Wars begins this Halloween in from October 24th within Birmingham. Tickets can be bought from the website already with hopefully more locations being added on shortly. With a 2021 tour in sight also, the future for Turf Wars looks bright and we will be reviewing this attraction shortly after opening!
Make sure you follow Turf Wars for the latest information and we will cover as many updates as possible on our socials until the official opening!
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