GuReview - Elixir Mystery
by Gureviewer: Theresa Wagner
Game Played On: Monday, 11th June 2018
Recommended Team Size: 2-4 Players
Kid Friendly: See Notes
Game Duration: Other
Booking Method: Online| Phone
Start Time: On Time
Who is this for: Enthusiasts, Beginners, Searchers, Thrill Seekers
Live Actor: No
Public Transportation: Some
Venue was easy to get to!
Parking: Street parking – some
The game starts out in complete darkness and could be scary for younger children. Its not too scary, but is definitely not recommended for children under 10 years of age.
Venue / Lobby Info:
The venue was built into the underground tunnels of Prague, and the players are ushered downstairs by the game master. The lobby is very interesting, with props and thematic scenery (which is the entryway to the underground). There are stairs to get into the game.
Public Restrooms: Yes
Notes for People with Disabilities:
The venue is underground, with only stairs as an entrance. There is a bit of climbing in the game, but nothing crazy.
Game Introduction: The game is centered around being trapped in a 16th century torture chamber to begin, and players need to find and take the elixir of youth and escape. The entire adventure is 70 minutes in length, and is completely built into an underground tunnel system under Prague. Many legends of Prague are built into the story of Elixer Mystery, and they really were able to create something special.
Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story
Theme: Specific Place and Time (1700-1900)and time (1700-1900)
Narrative: Help Create Something (such as a cure, a potion, etc.)
Main room first glance: Wow!
The main room you walk into is dark, but the entire set is amazing. To see an escape room set into a truly historic area is on another level, and the designers did a really good job of changing the room slightly to make an escape room, but not completely strip the area of the history.
Flow: Very Good and coherent flow
The puzzle flow was strong throughout the room, and most puzzles fit well into the theme. The game was straightforward, and non-linear at certain parts.
Puzzles: Well thought of. Intriguing
There were some really cool interactions with the set that we had not seen before in rooms, and the puzzles were inventive and new. There was an equal amount of searching, connecting, and physical puzzles in Elixer Mystery.
The game had a very cool vibe to it, and allowed players to see and play in a part of Prague that you would not see otherwise. The setting was unlike anything else in the city, and the game had many strong puzzles. The set piece that is unveiled at the end of the game is really cool, and is worth playing the game to see.
The room had a search interaction that was somewhat questionable, but otherwise all of the game was well thought out with the puzzles and flow. The game also had a really cool set piece that was only used for one puzzle, and we wish we could have seen more of this.
Hints & Clues, Debrief
Quality: Excellent (They have advanced the game, built-in escalation, no answer-disclosing)
Closure & Debrief: Very Good
Elixer Mystery is a relatively new company that is absolutely worth checking out when you are in the city. The set itself is a beautiful space that is quite fun to explore regardless of the escape room.
Did You Escape: Yes