Ukiyo Melbourne

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Ukiyo Melbourne
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Escape Games • Game & Entertainment Centres
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
'The Crumbling Prince' is an immersive experience that transcends traditional storytelling in cinema and theatre, by making audiences the agents of their own narrative. It is played by a team of 2 to 4 players in a physical, interactive environment where you are literally present in the story world. ​ This is NOT an escape room. In the way that our previous game 'Deep Space' is one step away from an Escape Room, 'The Crumbling Prince' is another two steps forward. It’s much more like being inside a Legend of Zelda video game, or a Studio Ghibli film such as Spirited Away, or Princess Mononoke.
Suggested duration
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Georgie
70 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
What a wonderful experience. We played Part 1 of both the Crumbling Prince as well as Deep Space. Deep Space was so good we shifted around our schedule to return for Part 2 later the same day! (We were only visiting Melbourne for a few days so would not be able to return later.)

You’ll love this place if you enjoy immersive role play with some puzzle solving in between.

Our tips for getting the most out of your experience:
- leave some time in between escape rooms as you’ll want to debrief and relax afterwards (it was good having a few hours in between ours)
- fully commit to taking on the role of your character and immersing yourself in the situation - you’ll enjoy the decision making process a lot more
- go with people you know well and will not feel self-conscious around - so you can fully enjoy the role play
- make use of the in-house discount - if you book another session after finishing one, you get about $10 off per person for the next one.
Written 16 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James
1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Friends
This is not an escape room and should not even be listed in the same category. Very limited puzzles in the space themed room and so much time is wasted just talking to the AI.

Brought a friend to come for his first escape room given the raving reviews, and was thoroughly disappointed, especially at the price.

We could have gone to 2 other escape rooms for this price, and would have prefered to do so.

Saddened by this, felt it was an intro story room just to sell you the next story in the line. Also the role cards played no role in the first story.

Very pressured by staff at the end saying that we will enjoy the next one, wanting us to drop another $250 as the story isn't even finished in the first one with 0 closure.
Written 2 April 2022
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Sharnah B
25 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
Don't be fooled - Ukiyo Melbourne is not your average escape room. What you'll experience is unique and exciting. It's not a game, it's a journey and the choices you make can be pivotal to your survival and success. Don't have any expectations about this, just get ready to immerse yourself and enjoy the environment on offer. Highly recommended - already bought our tickets for the next chapter and we can't wait!! Just. DO IT.
Written 3 March 2022
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Thanks so much for the lovely words! We look forward to seeing you and your group back for Episode 2, the story will only get deeper from here! All best, Sandy
Written 16 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Debbieawesome
Perth, Australia10 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
Amazing experience. like roleplaying your favourite book. Had a lot of fun and already booked in for part two. Sandy was a great host as well!
Written 16 February 2022
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It was lovely having you, Debbie! thanks for the kind words -- we look forward to seeing you soon! All best, Sandy
Written 16 March 2022
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Anna
3 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
Absolutely incredible and immersive experience! We’ve done both episodes of Deep Space and thoroughly enjoyed every second. Great story, fun puzzles, difficult decisions, unique characters to interact with and amazing staff - it is literally 10 steps beyond any other escape room we’ve ever done. Don’t hesitate to give it a shot, you’ll have a blast :)
Written 11 February 2022
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Great to hear you enjoyed both episodes of Deep Space! It's always a pleasure to host such a fun and enthusiastic group, so we hope you'll join us again sometime for future rooms and experiences! Cheers, James
Written 16 March 2022
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Elliott Bailey
1 contribution
Feb. 2022 • Friends
Very immersive! Storyline unfolded beautifully with a strong sense of immersion. Will definitely do #2
Written 10 February 2022
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Thanks a bunch, Elliott, it was a joy to have you and your team come play. See you again soon! Sandy
Written 10 February 2022
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Louisa F
18 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
Just a brilliant experience - so unlike any escape room I’ve ever done. Rather than find your way around yourself, you have a scarecrow-like prince in the middle of the room who guides you through the story and hints at puzzles you may need to do, but never so much as to take away from your independence in the room. From the time you arrive the experience is pretty special (there’s a little room where they give you tea and mochi!) and in general, the art design is exceptional. Thank you Sandy for being an excellent host!
Written 10 February 2022
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Thanks so much for your lovely words Louisa! It was an absolute pleasure to have you and Andrew come and play with us. I'll pass on your words to our amazing art design team, I know they'll be chuffed. Hope to see you soon for Episode 2! Sandy
Written 10 February 2022
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Harsha Kad
Nellore2 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Fantastic experience. My partner took me here for my birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the backstory and how it panned out during the game. Will do it again.
Written 30 January 2022
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Josh P.
Hoppers Crossing, Australia2 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
A disclaimer to this review is that prior to this visit, I'd already completed Episode 2 two years ago. I came in with the expectation of refreshing myself on the compelling world that the Ukiyo team have crafted while introducing a new team to both Episodes 1 & 2.

What I wasn't expecting was to be hit with the same emotions that consumed me on my first visit - the world of The Crumbling Prince is one that asks you to meet it halfway and invest yourself into its story, but it needn't bother asking.

My previous review goes more into detail for what to expect on your first visit, so I'll use this as an opportunity to lessen one of my prior criticisms revolving around the duty of the Mask of the Sun, having taken its less prominent features for granted my first time around. One I didn't mention, but am glad to have seen is how well the Mask of the Moon does in this chapter, which I have faith will continue into the next adventure.

For fear of spoilers, the only other advice I feel safe giving is that the story both resolves the Spring chapter wonderfully while leaving you and yours chomping at the bit for Winter.

I would be remiss, however, if I didn't use this opportunity to thank the amazing staff of Ukiyo Melbourne. To Conor, Michael and Beth for their proactive yet customer-friendly approach to the ongoing Covid pandemic and correspondence with us every step of the way to ensure the safety of all involved, thank you all.

Finally, and most importantly, a hearty thank you goes to the warm and outgoing Sandy, our host for our adventure, for going above and beyond to ensure we had a truly outstanding game and for the wonderful tea.

It's been said before but it bears repeating - this journey is without a doubt one of THE 'must do's of Melbourne.
Written 30 January 2022
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Thanks so much Joshua! You and your wonderful team are welcome back any time, thanks for being such a fun and engaged group. I personally can't wait to host you again! Best wishes, Sandy
Written 10 February 2022
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Muhamed
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
A lot of fun never have I had an experience like this in an escape room. It was a lot more story with great puzzles. Sandy is a lovely host and I enjoyed her bubbly personality. Again I loved it I would definitely come again for the space themed room.
Written 29 January 2022
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Thanks so much for this lovely review, and it was a pleasure to host you and your team! Hopefully we'll see you again soon for Deep Space! Best wishes, Sandy
Written 10 February 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Ukiyo Melbourne is open:
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