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Frequently asked questions

Most of the common questions we get should be accessible below. If you have any further questions or query, please get in touch using the details for the location that applies to you.


General Questions

What is the difference between one theme escape game and the Library?

Traditional escape games have always been about escaping from a singularly themed escape room(s) within 60 minutes. The Library of Broken Books is a multi-genre, multi-world action-packed adventure where our librarians will lead you through a variety of different, exciting stories in one visit. You will not be confined to one escape game or theme for an hour. Your goal is to collect as many magical keys as you can, and to earn a place on our leaderboard. Think of it as a big and best mix of Immersive Theatre, Escape Games, and Adventure Game shows!

Who can come for the Tick Tock Unlock experience?

Tick Tock Unlock experience is about having an amazing time, and we create these worlds so everyone can come, especially families, and create unforgettable memories!

How long does the experience last?

We recommend that you allow at least an hour for the experience.

How difficult are the games?

The Library of Broken Books is an exciting, fun multi-genre, multi-world experience. The Library is our new format and is a hybrid of Escape Games, Immersive Theatre and Game Shows.

Unlike traditional escape games, you don’t have to worry about difficulty levels. With us, you’ll experience various stories and challenges, each containing a multitude of different yet exciting puzzles and challenges. If you find yourself stuck on one challenge, unlike old-style escape rooms, your progress will not be immediately halted! There is always something else to explore.

I am claustrophobic, will I be able to play?

Yes! You are never locked into a room at the Library, and may exit at any time. All experience spaces have high ceilings. If you have any specific requirements or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I can’t find your front entrance! Where are you located?

 Our main entrance is located on Park Row! Please do not go to the main reception of 7 Park Row, instead, walk down Park Row as if you are walking to the train station and you will find our entrance to your left. Our Library is in the basement so you must go to our separate entrance.


Accommodation near Tick Tock Unlock

Travelodge is a great option if you are looking for a budget-friendly hotel which is just a 9 minute walk away from Tick  Tock Unlock, With the great location and amenities, you  will be able to enjoy your stay without breaking the bank! Plus, you can save even more by booking online for the best rates.


What is the recommended number of players per team?

Our Librarians recommend teams with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 per team. The Library of Broken Books can accommodate larger groups, split into multiple teams, across the venue and competing against each other at the same time… all in the name of fun of course! 



How do I contact you regarding bookings?

All of our bookings are made online. If you need to make a large group booking, require assistance or have any questions, then please drop us an email at beattheclock@ticktockunlock.com

For immediate or urgent assistance we can also be reached by phone at 020 3884 2224

Can we cancel our booking?

As this is a live event we require at least 14 days’ notice before the booking date for cancellation. Our tickets are non-refundable so if this is the case, we can provide you with a voucher available to use within 18 months.

Can we reschedule our booking?

You can reschedule a booking once, free of charge, provided you give us a minimum notice of 7 days from the booking date as Library of Broken Books is a live event.

These policies are subject to change at our discretion and do not grant an automatic right. Please see our main T&Cs page for absolute terms.

What if we’re running late on the day?

Please don’t be late!  If you think you will be arriving past your booked timeslot, please call us to let us know. If you arrive over 15 minutes past your booked timeslot, you may not be allowed entry but we will do our best to accommodate you.

Can we bring more players than booked on the day?

You can bring more players on the day up to max. of 6 for each Library of Broken Books booking. You can have multiple bookings for the Library of Broken Books at the same time so we can usually accommodate group changes. Simply let us know in advance so we can check and send you a payment link before your start time.

How can I book?

To reserve a slot, use our simple and easy booking page. Please note you can make multiple bookings for the Library of Broken Books for the same timeslot. Add booking to the basket and add others before checkout. If you have any questions or booking queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Corporate & Parties

I want to arrange a birthday party for my child and their friends, is the experience suitable?

The Library experience is perfect for children’s parties! For ages 13 and under, we do require an adult to stay on site throughout the experience and you have the option of whether you want to join the team or not! Just book each team and drop us an email to let us know it is a children’s party.


Is the experience suitable for corporate or special events?

The Library of Broken Books is the perfect experience for such events. Experience is designed in a way to encourage teamwork, communication and problem-solving. And unlike traditional escape rooms, you are not stuck in one-theme escape rooms but in fact will be going through multi-genre, multi-world experience collecting magical keys. This unique experience allows larger groups to share the same stories and challenges while competing to see which team has collected the most keys!

Is the experience suitable for Stag/Hen parties?

The Library of Broken Books is the perfect experience for Stag/Hen parties. Unlike traditional escape rooms, you are not stuck in one-theme escape rooms but instead traversing multiple, exciting stories and collecting magical keys. This unique experience allows larger groups to share the same stories and challenges while competing to see which team has collected the most keys!



Is the Leeds venue wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, the part of the building we are currently in is not wheelchair accessible. We are however looking to introduce experiences that will be wheelchair accessible in a different part of the building.

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