Dragon's Den: How to play virtual escape game - 'Trapped in the Web' firm explored!

Dragon’s Den 2021 is getting well underway, with Dave Escapes being one of the business ideas pitched to the judges. Here’s how to play it…

The BBC One series has been a popular entrepreneurial show for years, as business owners hope for the investors to help them build their idea.

Each hopeful participant delivers a pitch for their idea. In this case, the Dragons actually test out the virtual escape room for themselves.

So, here’s how to play the virtual escape game, aka Trapped in the Web, and where the company is after the show.

Screenshot: Dave Escapes, Dragon’s Den, Season 18 Episode 6, “Trapped in the Den” clip, BBC

What is Trapped in the Web?

Trapped in the Web is a site with a series of virtual escape rooms on.

Presented by Dave Murphy, the entrepreneur initially started the escape rooms purely as a present for his girlfriend Vicky.

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The idea came when the lockdown was put in place, and Vicky was unable to go out for her 28th birthday – so he came up with Trapped in the Web.

Each virtual escape room includes puzzles which take the player on a journey that is not linear, with themes such as ‘The Missing’.

Zoom meeting IDs are also built into the game, meaning that all the teams can log in to the same video chat once they complete their room.

Dragon’s Den: Play the virtual escape game

If you want to buy a virtual game for yourself, head to the Trapped in the Web site, where you can easily book a session.

Head to ‘Group Bookings’, where the list of different themed games appear.

All you need to do is choose which room you like, select the price range based on the number of players on different devices, input the number of players you’ve got and select the ‘Buy’ option.

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Where is Dave Escapes now?

Dave continues to build new escape rooms and upload to them to the Trapped in the Web site, with more created just last weekend.

Looking at its viewers, users are impressed with the virtual online games, which have often been played for celebrations during the lockdown.

Its escape rooms include games such as ‘Lockdown Breakout’ and ‘A Night at the Theatre’, with varying difficulty levels.

Group bookings start from £6 a person for a beginner game.

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