GuReview - Pirate Cave

Budapest, HU

by Gureviewer: Theresa Wagner

Overview


Game Played On: Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Recommended Team Size: 3-5 Players

Kid Friendly: Yes

Game Duration: 60 Min.

Booking Method: Online

Start Time: On Time

Who is this for: Families, Enthusiasts, Beginners, Searchers, Thrill Seekers

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: Some

You will need to walk a few blocks into the complex, but it was no issue!

Parking: Venue Free Parking

There is a parking lot outside of the escape room.

Overview Notes:

The game can be played with anywhere from 2 to 7 comfortably, as the space is large. The game is also kid friendly for children 12 and up.

The Venue   


Venue / Lobby Info:

The venue has very specific directions on the website on how to get there, which were very useful. The lobby is just an entryway into the game, as there is only 1 game in the venue, and only one group at a time. There is a place to put your belongings that was creatively integrated in the set, and the lobby had everything needed for a successful introduction.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: No

The Game   


Game Introduction: The game introduction really threw us into the theme and setting, with light and sound effects to go along with it. We were immediately excited to begin, and were so excited to recover the lost treasure.

Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story

Theme: Adventure

Narrative: Be an Adventurer

Main room first glance: Nice & Neat!

The main room was decorated like a pirates cove, as you would expect. All props fit perfectly into the setting, and we were so excited to interact with certain set pieces. There were some 'additional' puzzles that were clearly marked, so we did not have to interact with them unless told to do so (which was a great mechanic!) The lighting and sound effects in the room were amazing, and the thought and detail put into them was astounding.

Flow: Excellent flow - flawless and coherent

The puzzles were clearly marked, and easy to find (not to say they were easy to solve!) We always had a clear pathway of where to go next, and continuously knew what our next task was.

Puzzles: Well thought of. Intriguing

The puzzles were incredibly fun and fit the theme well. They were all very relevant to our mission, and each one was fun to interact with and solve. Some puzzles were more paper-based, but we did not mind one bit in context. There were many incredibly fun interactive puzzles, with objects and encounters we had yet to see.

Game Strengths:

The puzzles, the theme, the music and lighting effects, the fun factor.

Game Weaknesses:

The puzzles were tons of fun, but not too challenging. We would have liked to see a progression in difficulty with one or two added puzzles.

Hints & Clues, Debrief   


Method: Other

Quality: Excellent (They have advanced the game, built-in escalation, no answer-disclosing)

Closure & Debrief: Excellent (Catharsis)

Final Thoughts:

This room is a must see in Budapest by far. Yes, it's not in the center of the city-- but is SO worth going out of your way for. This was our last game on a 28 game tour, and we couldn't be happier to end here. We had more fun in this room than almost any other room, and I can honestly admit I was smiling the entire time. Definitely book your trip to The Pirate Cave next time you're in the area!!!

Did You Escape: Yes

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