The variant in a restaurant with actors or the RPG version at home?
The restaurant version (+ fancy dress).
Those are different, we call them “Mystery Dinner Shows” here in America and they are popular in tourists areas, like around theme parks.
Escape Room games are a different experience, it’s more like going out to play Laser-Tag or Paint-Ball with a group, except that you solve logic puzzles instead.
I’ve heard of them and some are offered around my town, but I haven’t taken then chance to try them out yet. Based on the endorsement here, I just might.
Based on the recommendation from you and others here, I tried a local Escape Room with my wife and a couple of friends. In fact, I just came back from it right now.
It was a lot of fun! We almost made it out, but ran out of time before figuring out the final clue to open the door. I am definitely doing this again, there are a couple of places around town that do this, so I’ll probably try the different ones.
We have! Twice! Failed both times! And they were two different rooms, with different people. Although, to our small credit, both times we were only a few more clues away from escape. I’d like to finally escape a room at some point, heh.
Crimson Room and its followups (Blue Chamber, White Chamber) were the first escape rooms I ever played! I have fond memories of them, but MAN the clicking was insane since there are no hotspot indicators.
Is there a “escape the red room” game where you get clues from a backwards talking midget?
Not exactly, but this one located in 4 towns could be of your interest?
Trapped inside a crypt where sacrilege has just been committed
Sounds a lot like this…
@PiecesOfKate, great find! I would have been very surprised if there wasn´t one!
The italian name of such games is a reference to the 1976 movie “murder by death”, which italian title is “Invito a cena con delitto”.
I love that movie, it’s full of nonsense. A similar one is “Clue”, in which my favorite comedy actress, Madeline Kahn, has a role.
Both movies are wonderful send-ups of the whodunnit genre!
Hah, that one is very reminiscent of the single greatest movie scene of all time!
Did he shoot first?
Yes but in the SE the swordsman carries a walkie-talkie instead of a sword.
It’s a “live-action video game” and it’s not really about solving puzzles, but it’s somewhat a bridge between real video games and live-action games like escape rooms games.
The whole audience participates in the game, often by shouting what to do next.
I though it was fun!
Wow, it looks cool!!
Escape Rooms, in my opinion, were influenced by this game, 999, in which you are trapped in who-knows-where and must seek a way out, otherwise you will die.
Here is the first puzzle:
Escape rooms are my real passion. Mostly I like the rooms provided by this provider . I’d really recommend this for a fun, different activity with friends , family (as long as you get on!) and teams. The puzzles are clever and tricky