Exit Point – Rabbit Hole – Budapest

⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟. Highly Recommended by EscapeRoomers. Last room of the Blitz, and one of the top 2 rooms of the whole trip! Fun to end on such a high note. This was a fantastically decorated and designed room. It was challenging, original, and fun to play. A great variety of puzzles left us wanting to try the other Exit Point rooms. See below for the full review.

Continue reading “Exit Point – Rabbit Hole – Budapest”

Locked Escape Game – The Bank Job – Budapest

⍟⍟1/2. Not recommended by EscapeRoomers. Day 2 of the Blitz, room 5 of the day, and the second back-to-back with Locked. This was not that much fun, and a bit of a let down after doing Surgery only minutes before. A good variety of puzzles, but the flow wasn’t very intuitive. Most of the puzzles didn’t seem to fit with the theme. When asking for hints, the employee did not respond for a few minutes, and had no idea where we were. See below for the full review.

Continue reading “Locked Escape Game – The Bank Job – Budapest”

Locked Escape Game – Surgery – Budapest

⍟⍟⍟⍟. Recommended by EscapeRoomers. Day 2 of the Blitz, room 4 of the day. This was a fun room, with interesting props, a variety of puzzles, some we hadn’t seen before, and had a great flow. Overall it was fun to play, and led us to try another room with Locked immediately after, which was a disappointment. See below for the full review.

Continue reading “Locked Escape Game – Surgery – Budapest”

E-Exit – Heaven & Hell – Budapest

⍟⍟⍟⍟⍟. Highly recommended by EscapeRoomers. This was the fifth room of the Blitz, and third in a row from E-Exit. This room was just going to be opened to the public the next week, but E-Exit offered to let us give it a try. Thanks David! Overall it was a very original and interactive room. Completely themed from beginning to end, from dying to death to hell to heaven to reanimation. See below for the full review.

Continue reading “E-Exit – Heaven & Hell – Budapest”

The Budapest Blitz: 14 Escape Rooms in 36 Hours

14 escape rooms in 36 hours. Is it possible? Is it insane? Yes, and probably are the answers respectively. Why? Well, it should be no secret we love escape rooms. It was during a trip to Vilnius, Lithuania that we tried our first escape rooms. And Eastern Europe is a paradise for escape room enthusiasts. So when we carved out a 2-day gap in our schedules, K and J went to the heart of escaperoomtopia in Budapest, Hungary for an escaping marathon.

Our plane was to arrive at midnight, so no time for rooms upon arrival. So we started booking rooms for the next day, starting at 9 a.m. Building in breaks to move from company to company, we booked 7 escape rooms for the first day, and 5 escape rooms for the second day. We had to leave at about 5 p.m. on the second day to make it to the airport. But the best-laid plans often go astray.

We chose rooms based on a combination of Tripadvisor reviews, looking at the websites, locations near each other and our AirBnb, and other random factors. We not only accomplished our goal, but exceeded that goal by squeezing in two additional rooms, one not yet open to the public. In the end, we hit 14 escape rooms in 36 hours, and felt exhilarated the entire time. Oddly enough, our two favorites were the very first and very last of the 14. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll provide a more in-depth review of each of those rooms, including scoring based on:

  • Integration
  • Variety of puzzles
  • Condition of the room
  • Staff involvement
  • Fun factor X
  • Hint systems
  • Business overview
  • Difficulty level
  • Overall time, and more.