For those who don’t know what an Escape Room is- a word of explanation. During this amazing game you are locked in a room full of clues and riddles which lead to solving a mystery and in consequence finding a way out of the room. The time is limited and players work together as a team or against each other. It is a real fun and an exciting way to spend time with friends, work on your relationship or for team building.
Escape Rooms vary from one place to another. Entering some of them, you get to hear a story which gets you into the mood of the game and let you feel the special atmosphere.
We had the chance to visit one of them in Poland which we recommend with all our heart to everyone visiting Poznan. The Bunkier is a place ran by young passionate people full of energy and great ideas. The Escape Rooms are located in the middle of the city in an old bunker. The place is huge and has an unmistakable atmosphere of mystery. That together with great imagination of the owners makes this place remarkable.
These days The Bunkier offers three different escape rooms, all of them with great background stories. We had a chance to try two of them- The Gilly Project and The Lost Officer.
Entering the first one you get to know a devastating story. Children are being kidnapped all over the city and vanish without a trace. Despite of feeling fearful you are trying your best to protect your family- but your daughter disappears as well. The police is not much of help so you start your own investigation. It leads you to an old chemical factory in the city centre. One night, out of pure desperation and armed with only flash lights you enter the place to face the evil waiting there and to save your child.
Pretty great, right? And it gets only better!
The plot of the second room happens during the World War II. You are in a German bunker somewhere at the front lines. All of a sudden things start to get weird. Walking through the dark corridors you can hear terrifying songs coming out of nowhere together with constant shooting noise.
There are mysterious balls of light looming in empty rooms, people are living in fear.
One day, out of nowhere, one of the officers vanishes into thin air together with two eccentric businessmen. It’s your task to find them. The truth you eventually discover will change you forever.
We don’t think there is a need to advertise The Bunkier even more after you’ve read the rooms description. It really is as good as it sounds. Don’t hesitate to give it a try if you have the chance!
Our next chance to visit an Escape Room was in Germany. We went to Mannheim to solve two riddles in Enigma Live-Escape. They offer a vast variety of different Escape Rooms which is frankly great, because everyone can find there something for themselves.
The first challenge we have chosen to solve was called The Room. Entering the game you have the feeling that you found yourself in a regular living room in an ordinary apartment. This Escape Room has no plot but riddles turned out to be way more complicated than during other games. We had to use the help of a game master who was watching us through hidden cameras and call him at times we got stuck. The game was very, very absorbing and we finished totally drained and exhausted.
The second game we have chosen was The Prison. Now here things get a bit more difficult. One of the players is being locked in the little prison in the sheriffs office. Meanwhile the second person tries to solve riddles outside the jail in order to find a key. Both players find hints hidden in their respectful rooms which are visible only for them. This room is all about communication and cooperation. A super fun room with very nice, sophisticated enigmas and great design!