Pieces of Eight – puzzle chests


Welcome, buccaneers, to a new kind of experience. Play as a team to find the hidden treasure in our three puzzle chests – Pieces of Eight. You will have the use of our beautiful pirate tavern to see if you can solve your way through three pirate chests. Solving the puzzles as you go you have 60 minutes to open the final chest and plunder the treasure.

Similar to a traditional escape room, the challenge is themed with its own story line, only this time you will be up against the clock but all in one spot, focussed on the puzzles in front of you at the captain’s table. If you need helpful clues – our innovative clue system means you won’t need to contact a member of staff. Simply go to your message in a bottle.

Hidden mechanisms, cool props, plenty of puzzles plus you can purchase a glass of ale or wine to sip for while you play. The perfect thing to do in Salisbury for teams of up to six people. Bring your friends, family or work colleagues as part of your day out in Salisbury. (This game is for those who love puzzles  – so may not be suitable for players under 14).

The story

Your band of buccaneers have discovered an enticing message revealing the existence of buried treasure. It was hidden by the infamous Captain Bartholomew, who is presumed to be at the bottom of Davy Jones’s Locker. It’s come to light he has been spotted on the island of Tortuga. Find him and you may just unearth the Caribbean’s most valuable haul.

The setting

Our location in the Cross Keys Shopping Centre forms part of the Grade II Listed 14th century building that was once The Plume of Feathers Inn. Just across from us is the stunning original Jacobean Staircase, perfectly preserved.

Bursting with original features inside and out, at Live Escape Salisbury your team will be able to spend the hour in our pirate tavern on the ground floor. Music, candle light and a glass of ale or wine will all help transport you back in time. 

Who to bring

Pieces of Eight is playable for teams of two to six people and is a set price, no matter your team size. We recommend four players to be the perfect number. To simply play the puzzle chest game in our pirate tavern the cost is £60 per team. A (limited) drinks package is also available at a cost of £5 per alcoholic drink and £2.50 for soft drinks (choose your drink before the game begins). Simply book everything online here or place your order for drinks at the tavern on arrival.

This experience is NOT suitable for children’s parties or players under the age of 14.

Purchasing alcohol

You must be 18 years of age to purchase alcohol for this game. If your host suspects you are under age they will ask you for identification for proof of age. Only a valid passport or driving licence will be accepted. If you are found to be under age you will be refused alcohol and no refund will be given. Only soft drinks are available for under 18s.

Alcoholic drinks: Downton Brewery Ales, red and white wine, Prosecco, or Morgans Spiced Rum and Coke.

Soft drinks: Appletizer, Elderflower Presse, or Diet Coke.

With thanks

Our pirate chests were lovingly created by our friends at Co-Decode Swindon. If you have already played their portable pirate chests, you will find Pieces of Eight to be a shorter, 60-minute version.

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