The Paradox Project: The Mansion

The Paradox Project: Η Έπαυλη

By | March 20, 2019

by The Paradox Project (website)

Charokopou 93, Athina 176 76


3-7 players

Languages: EN, EL

180 mins
An unexpected invitation. A distant relative, who has years to give signs of life, reappears. As senses guilty outstanding persecute him, invites you to his mansion, to share with you a secret, which has its roots in the distant past and adventurist years in Africa … Are you ready to discover the bitter truth?
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Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 6 users
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c2creviewer experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 15 Jun 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 3hrs 5 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalstory-driven

Wow! Huge space and lots of varied and clever puzzles hidden within the mansion space. Our GM was super lovely and helped us fairly along the way. A few stand out moments make this game well worth playing. There’s a few flaws like height restrictions and wear/tear of some items and a couple of very out of the box extractions but the size and quality really do warrant attention. 

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 22/10/19
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 2019-04-22 00:00:00 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
A lot been written about the Paradox Project, but this is not your normal escape room, this is an escape apartment with multiple rooms, secret rooms, and a lot of puzzles to solve in the 3.5 hours you have.  They lay on refreshments and there is a toilet you can use.  Thematically it's a strong story of trust and betrayal over a seemingly cursed diamond, the "bitter truth".  You initially only have access to a couple of rooms and then others open up, with a large group this is great as you can go at the rooms without falling over yourselves, when other rooms open up you then get filtered down to a stream, I think the ideal number to tackle this is probably around 4.  As an experience it's not without flaws but the scope and scale warrant your attention.

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Visiting Athens almost a year after Sam was there, playing both Paradox Project's original game and their newly available sequel was top of my list. Athens is notable for how many of its games are longer than 60 minutes, sometimes much longer, but even by local standards the three-hour Paradox Project game stands out. Of course, length is no guarantee of quality - but in this case the sheer scale of this game is an important part of its appeal.
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A three-hour game that feels so different to your average experience and not just because of the ample space and time. With a strong narrative via video segment and plenty of enjoyable puzzles, it’s a game that you should definitely book if you head to Athens.
Wir waren laut Aussage von Dimitris, dem Betreiber, das erste Team, das Paradox I (3h) und Paradox II (3h20m) back to back gespielt hat. Und es war geil!!! Man kann, wenn man möchte, ca. in der Mitte des Spiels eine Pause machen. Der Countdown wird dann angehalten.
The Mansion was designed in 2014. At 3 hours in length, it played like the most epic escape room imaginable at that time. If you asked us to dream up the ultimate escape room back then, it would have looked a whole lot like Paradox Project’s The Mansion. The Mansion was a massive, classic escape room. It was search-heavy and filled with puzzle content. The set was overwhelmingly realistic, especially given its age.

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