Updated: Feb 20
Difficulty Level: 7/10
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Our first escape room in Copenhagen, Denmark gave us a very nice surprising welcome. Escape Room København - Down The Rabbit Hole is an experience like no other. From the way they worded the game confirmation letter (informing you the mission to come), to the game master’s welcoming (playing the role of the professor’s assistant), to the lobby decor, and finally to the game itself. Right when we entered the “lobby”, the design felt like someone’s apartment (in this case, the professor’s). You are then led to a dining room where there's tea and coffee prepared for you (if you like to have the full experience, they also serve dinner). This game has a minimum booking number of 3 people so with 2 people it was a bit challenging. However, we made it out with a few seconds to spare! You can also now book with a team of 12 as they have two identical rooms that can fit 6 each.
The “welcoming” took about 15 minutes and then the game master will debrief you as you enter the actual escape room. The storyline is that you are at Professor Julius' office and he’s late to meet you, so you start your detective work and finding out what he has been up to since he’s traveled to so many places in the world. During your discovery, secrets unveil and things are just not what they seem. There may be a little bit of a language issue because the whole time we thought the game master was in character and that our game started already. We took every word that she said literally as if it were hints of some sort. So, at one point we took the key from the bathroom thinking it would open something in the apartment, but that key was actually a real bathroom key. As we started our game in the actual escape room, there were definitely a few fun puzzles that we’ve never seen before. I would just like to say that one of the owners is definitely an animal lover. If he could get more animals to be incorporated into the game, he would! We like how there weren’t too many red herrings in the room. We were able to correlate the hints easily with the puzzles. During the game, we ran into a little hearing issue (maybe due to the language again) and was able to understand the hints. The hint system is also on an iPad and it’s quite fast when you need it. As we were getting close to the end, we ran into a little language barrier again with a translation. I think we got lucky with one of the solutions, but it would be helpful if they can have the translations in English. Other than that, we really enjoyed the “surprise” elements of the room and the design. It was very on point and stuck with the storyline.
Currently, Escape Room København - Down The Rabbit Hole only has one game at their location - “Korowai – A Professors Tale”. We hope to see more innovative ideas from them in the future as they have a full team of creative people and you will not be disappointed if you try this game while visiting Copenhagen. One of the co-owners is an amazing artist (click HERE to check out his artwork). We shall definitely return to tackle another one of their immersive games in the future!
*Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!
ETR Overall rating: 9.5/10
(If you do decide to try this room, please remember to let them know that "ESCAPETHEROOMers" sent you!)
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Disclosure: We thank Down The Rabbit Hole for comping our tickets for this game.
Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.