Co-Decode is an award-winning independent business that first opened its doors in July 2017.
We love creativity and originality, and our aim is to offer unforgettable shared experiences.
That’s why we’ve created our unique puzzle games.
Meet the Team
Alex - Founder, Creator and Games Host
Alex is the face of Co-Decode as well as the brains behind it. He plans the games and thinks up all our puzzles and props, building and programming them from scratch.
Originally a real-life archaeologist with a PhD in zooarchaeology, he has always had a passion for strategy games and a knack for craft-work. After playing his first escape room he instantly knew what he wanted to do next – add a unique live experience to his home town, Swindon!
Alex’s favourite escape games:
At Co-Decode: Sub Terra
In Wiltshire: SPECTRE @ Live Escape Salisbury
Elsewhere: Station X @ Time Trap Reading
Sofie - Creative Assistant and Games Host
Sofie creates our top-notch sets and ensures a high attention to detail. She looks after our social media channels and hosts Sub Terra during head-to-head games.
Also an archaeologist by training – in her case with a doctoral focus on Mediterranean cultures – she has a talent for painting and design. Addicted to books and whodunits, she loves a good mystery!
Sofie’s favourite escape games:
At Co-Decode: Professor Dunstan
In Wiltshire: Victoria’s Last Challenge @ 11th Hour, Chippenham
Elsewhere: Pirates of Polaris @ Escapement Margate
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