The Padlock: Safe – The Secret of Jack Daniel

The Padlock: Trezor

By | January 26, 2022

by The Padlock (website)

Kubelíkova 21, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov


2-5 players

Languages: EN, CZ

Winner of a 2022 TERPECA award77 mins
I've spent my whole life looking for a lost safe. A safe which once belonged to Jack Daniel. To a successful entrepreneur, a lover of women and a respected gentleman. Who would expect that looking for an ordinary safe can be for somebody that important?  But what if it hides the real secrets? What if it is really crucial for us to look inside again? What if it hides something that needs to be dusted off again and shown to the world?

Shortly after my studies I set out on a journey for the first time and I haven't ended my wandering yet. I crossed the length and breadth of two continents, I used to sleep both in luxury hotels and in huts on the edge of the forest. During that time I met a lot of people and I listened to an inexhaustible amount of stories, truths, and lies. Hardly anybody would say, that a thing you use every day for your work might become for you fatal. But what if the same thing disappears afterwards without a trace? Maybe it will veil that thing with a vague secret, maybe it will give a rise to new stories. For me and many others the search has become an obsession. I still don't know whether behind its disappearance is a mistress or a relative. I still have no idea whether the safe hides something more than just money. But what I do knowis that it was the reason Jack Daniel died for and that it's necessary to find it before it falls to wrong hands.
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Rated between 4 and 5 out of 5

based on ratings from 7 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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JoeRaymond experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 25 Feb 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 70 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivebroken techdangerous
This room was okay, but not as good as their other room (Mission 53) that we did the day before.The set was pretty good, they really managed to bring the outdoors indoors, but once again, there was not a thought given to health and safety - once again, I came out with more than a few cuts given. Not that surprising given there was an axe, several knives, and lots of sharp edges in the room, many of which were not visibly obvious until I had already accidentally gotten caught on them.The puzzles were mostly ok, but some broken and some not that logical.Hosting was ok, but not brilliant.Thought their other room was better. Not disappointed that we did this room, but there are better ones available for sure.
Pagan Hollis experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 13 Dec 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 70:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulcleverimmersivequite difficult

We played The Jack Daniels - The safe room, and what a FANTASTIC room!! The setting was one of the most immersive I've seen, fairly non-linear so there was plenty we could work on together and separately. The puzzles were a great mix and the story was brilliant throughout. I wouldn't recommend it for first time escapees, we escaped in 70 minutes as a 2 but we didn't really slow down. Daniel was fantastic by pointing us in the right direction one or two times without giving us the answer. Just a brilliant time!

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 11 Aug 2023 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Jess_keds expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!

Absolutely unbelievable. Completely immersive and beautiful. My favourite out of 137 rooms! Not to be missed! 

fraggle42 experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 18 Nov 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-drivenpoor hosting
We had high hopes based on reviews but were really let down by poor hosting. It looks like this is a rare occurrence based on reviews here which is a good thing. Just a shame that our experience was affected. 
Dani Rose Forder expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!

Played this for my 100th game. Really enjoyed it, super impressive design and space.

matt_keds expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 26 Jul 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 66 Outcome: Successful escape!


It’s hard to call any room perfect, but this has come closest for us out of 85 so far. From the minute you enter you have to check that you’re not actually outside, such is the detail and immersion. So many quirky puzzles before you even start the main story of the room, and when you do, the immersion just ramps up. No spoilers, but the finale/last 10 mins of this is utterly perfect and a mad scramble (be prepared to get a little dirty!)  the best decoration and most unique finale of any room I’ve seen, this is our new No1 by a country mile.

Updated top 5:

1. Safe: The Legend Of Jack Daniel - The Padlock (Prague)

2. Carfax - Cave Escapes (Nottingham)

3. Zodiac Patres - The Chamber (Prague)

4. Mr Copplestone’s Curiosity Shoppe - Escape Quest (Macclesfield)

5. Viking - Extremescape (Disley)  /   Poltergeist: Haunted House II - The Chamber

Reviews by escape room review sites

This game unquestionably should be getting a higher rating than I’m giving it. Safe, or The Secret of Jack Daniel, is an impressive game even by Prague’s high standards, and I can easily understand why many visiting enthusiasts consider it the best in the city. And yet…
Stepping into the room instantly puts you in the setting. That setting is somewhere deep in rural Tennessee, outside a wooden shack that might hold a secret or a treasure, hidden inside a safe that once belonged to Jack Daniel o...
Jack Daniel died in 1911, and shortly after his death, his safe disappeared. When a videotape falls into our hands, filmed in 1990, in which an old man talks about his lifelong search for the safe, the clues lead us to an abandoned cabin in the Czech mountains. This is where our adventure begins.

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