Budapest, Aug 2014
This review was written more than a year after we played it. Whilst we’re confident it’s accurate, it’s short and light on details.
I’m writing this review more than two years after playing the TRAP rooms, so my memory is unreliable and they may have changed anyhow – the Bomb Room for one appears to no longer exist. Also, we played all four rooms in a crazy consecutive burst of enthusiasm, which makes it harder to remember which was which.
However, it’s safe to say that the TRAP rooms were good mass-market escape rooms with more of a emphasis on physical puzzles, almost with a Crystal Maze feel. Everything’s robustly designed to survive day after day of rough handling by tourist teams, and they’re well set up for novice players. Experienced teams may find them nothing very special, but they’re decent, enjoyable rooms.
This had a very “crystal maze” feel – clearly artificial, but still a lot of fun. The puzzles were clearly laid out, there were a couple of nice surprises, but ultimately it felt like being on a set designed for tourist groups.