It’s been an epic effort but, at last, I’ve finished my Budapest tourist guide. Everything you need to know about playing escape rooms in their European birthplace in one handy page…
A game that promised much – cool technology, a pretty set, fun puzzles and a great opening structure – but spectacularly failed to deliver on fun.
A game that had some enjoyable puzzles but which had the edge taken off by too many red herrings, a lack of signposting on what you were meant to be doing and a finale that was lacklustre.
A fast-paced room that mixed good puzzles with pretty decoration and humorous moments. Definitely a feelgood game.
A review of the fourth room from Mystery Games. Thematically low lighting, red herrings and a lack of signposting but still a good game!
The odds and ends from Budapest – a game you can no longer play at a venue that’s shut down, a game that had animals in the room so I can’t recommend and a game that is truly terrible and I caution you to avoid like the plague.
A 90-minute escape room in a house packed full of puzzles with something for pretty much everyone. If you’re in Budapest then I’d highly recommend heading along for an hour and a half of fun.
Two games that had moments I enjoyed but also felt very tired and low budget. New players shouldn’t bother with them but enthusiasts who are playing a lot of games may find some of the ideas interesting.
One of the stronger venues in Budapest, Mystique has a couple of good games and one great one. Well worth a visit if you’re passing through.
Probably the company with the most rooms in Budapest, they’re most definitely going for quantity over quality. Other than some interesting exploration, there wasn’t much about these games that was noteworthy. Oh, except for the Heineken sponsored room which was surprisingly good.