⍟⍟. Not recommended by EscapeRoomers. This was the second room of the Blitz, and really slowed the rush after such a great experience with ESC Exitgame. The set was pretty good, but the staff was pretty terrible. Gave us “hints” when we didn’t need them. Didn’t follow our progress, and had unused clues that were either fake or old. See below for the full review.
Overall Impression: This was a bummer. This was the worst experience we had of the 14 rooms. The employee was not helpful and gave us clues when we didn’t need them. He also had no idea where we were in the room, basically running through the whole thing, “did you get this? Did you get this? Did you get this? Ok, get that.”
It all started with the wrong address. This was my fault, since I mapped it based on Google Map’s address for Escape Room Budapest, (which is where we booked the room), although the confirmation email had the correct address. The actual address was about 15-20 minute walk away from where we thought it was, so we almost missed it. However, when we got there, it didn’t really matter. The employee seemed to have no idea that we’d booked a room.
It was called Mystique Room when we arrived, so I wasn’t sure we’d booked the same place. The confirmation email said Escape Room Budapest. They appear to be the same company, with separate websites. You can book 3 of their 4 rooms on the Mystique site, although you can book all 4 on the Escape Room Budapest site. However, when booking through Escape Room Budapest, you have to send a form to request a booking, the Mystique site shows times available. Annoying. You also have to send a deposit to book the room, which I didn’t mine, but was 1 of only 2 companies that required a deposit.
I had booked The Cathedral; however, when we got there he said we’d booked Pharaoh’s Burial Chamber. I asked which he recommended, and he said Pharaoh’s, so we went with that. It sounded good. It was not.
“A long-forgotten Egyptian burial chamber, discover its secrets and escape from the caverns through solving exciting challenges. Your team will be helped by the instructions of a renowned archeologist. The tomb holds thousands year old secrets, look for the clues, learn, and watch the threads of ancient mysteries unraveling in your hands!”
It is mostly a scavenger room, which we don’t prefer. Not many puzzles, and too many locks, which can get boring. After we got out, I asked the employee about a puzzle that didn’t lead to anything. He said it was a trick, but I suspect it was an old part of the puzzle, or was broken, or they hadn’t set up the room properly. We also asked about our time, and he had no idea. He made up a number, so I went back into the room to look at the timer. The employee seemed bored, and was very unhelpful. We had some extra time and considered booking another room, but after that experience, we are crossing Escape Room Budapest, or Mystique, or whatever it is called, off the list.
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