the game

You and your team are new recruits, tasked with completing the Bewilder Box assessment and locating the missing Dr Wilder Sr. Do you have what it takes to answer this unfathomable challenge with a hearty laugh and a self-assured thumbs up? Can you complete the various tasks, challenges and brain tickling puzzles before the time limit expires? Will you uncover the secret of Dr Wilder Sr’s mysterious disappearance back in 1989? You have 60 minutes to find out…

  • Light hearted comedic tone to tickle your funny bone as well as exercise your brain
  • Golden Key Award Winner. Featured in the Independent, The Metro, The Guardian, Stylist and Yahoo‘s ‘Great British Bucket List’
  • Adjustable difficulty, making it perfect for beginners or experienced escapers
  • Professional live actor as your host, bringing the story and game to life
  • Featuring the voice of Hugo Myatt aka Tregard of 80’s cult show Knightmare as Dr Wilder Sr.
  • Located above a fully licenced bar with a large outdoor space. Bring your drinks into the game and grab a post-adventure bite to eat
  • Free post-game team photo.

The Hobgoblin

The Initiative is located above The Hobgoblin pub.

The fully licenced bar serves a plethora of craft beers, draft ales and other drinks. Food comes courtesy of Chee’Spot serving a delicious selection of street food style burgers and other snacks with plenty of vegan options. The Hobgoblin also features an award winning heated beer garden.

the location

The Brunswick is minutes from Brighton station and the historic North Laine shopping area.

31 York Place
Brighton BN1 4GU

game prices


The Initiative is open
Wednesday to Sunday

We operate five or six games a day, starting at the following times:
10:45 (Sat and Sun) / 12:30 / 14:15 / 16:15 / 18:00 / 19:45

Each game lasts 60-75 minutes, but it’s best to allow an hour and a half. It’s also best top arrive 10 or 15 minutes before your game starts.

Check availability and make a booking

or call us on 01273 025525 if you’d rather speak to someone