With transfer deadline day over, players and coaches of AFC Bournemouth took on a deadline of a different kind when they visited The MacGuffin Project, an escape room attraction based in Bournemouth town centre.

Taking on all four of the available experiences, the groups worked to solve the puzzles behind the mysterious occurrences of The MacGuffin, The Fortune Teller and The Magicians.

Claire Timbrell, co-founder of The MacGuffin Project, commented; “It was great fun having the Cherries in for a team building exercise. So often team building is thought of as a corporate exercise but we can offer something truly unique, exciting and different from the norm, which makes it popular with sports teams too. Last month we had 30 London Irish Rugby players in to take on The MacGuffin Machine.”

The team of coaches, led by manager Eddie Howe, went head-to-head with players to see who could finish in the quickest time, with one team of players pipping them to the post in the final minutes of play and solving the story of The Magician, The MacGuffin Project’s newest experience.

AFC Bournemouth captain, Simon Francis, said: “We had a great afternoon at The MacGuffin Project. It was something that took us out of our comfort zone and is very different to being on the pitch, but just like playing, is all about team work and togetherness.

“It’s a place that challenges you mentally and everyone had a great time. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.”

The MacGuffin Project, an escape room attraction, has climbed from number 40 to number two on Trip Advisor during its first three months. It has been nominated for several awards and the team are providing a different style of team building and all weather fun.

The MacGuffin Project can hire out the entire venue upon request, hosting three to 24 players per session across  all experiences, with up to eight sessions per day. Two teams can race against each other to complete The Magician in the fastest time, and the breakout space gives managers a place to watch all rooms live on a large screen to find out how the groups interact with one another.

The MacGuffin Project, Bournemouth’s darkest attraction, is based on Old Christchurch Road and promises to excite and test the mind of those daring enough to solve the mystery of the derelict Victorian carnival. Visit http://www.themacguffinproject.co.uk for more information