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ROOM Escape Room - "Looking for Gulliver"


LOCATION:  Zürich, Switzerland

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📝  ETR DECODER

  • 🔑 GAME: Looking for Gulliver

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: May 10, 2024

  • 🎬 GENRE: Fantasy

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 3 ppl): 7/10 (extended version)

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 2-5 ppl (simple), 3-8 ppl (extended)

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 60 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE: 159 CHF - 219 CHF (extended rates)

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private

  • 🔓 ESCAPED/ COMPLETED?: Yes [45:17]


📖 THE STORY

Gulliver has embarked on his second journey to the land of giants, and has unfortunately gone missing. You arrive in Brobdingnag, to the house of one of the giant islanders in search of him, only to find yourselves trapped! Danger now looms; in an hour the giant house cat will return home to hunt mice. You are now exactly the size of Murrmurr's favorite food. High time to leave!


🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • The most striking thing about the room was the scale to which it was built. Everything is oversized and well made; we were made to feel so small. The high ceilings and huge furniture which you get to climb all over make this a really immersive experience.

  • In addition to the elements on show, there are also plenty of hidden passageways for you to explore. The website wasn’t joking when it says there is climbing and crawling involved; I don’t think I’ve ever sweated so much in an escape room before! But for us, this was all part of the fun and novelty of the game.

  • Although the puzzles might not have the greatest variety, they mostly involve finding and placing objects in a specific way, they do come with some depth. To complete several of the challenges you will need information from multiple places or to finish different tasks that will combine to provide the tools to finish something else. We liked this aspect of the game play and how much it encourages you to explore and be mobile throughout.

  • The physical way the game ends was unexpected, in a good way, and not something you typically find in most games (no spoilers).

🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • Overall, this is a fantastic, sweat fueled adventure. Our only small nitpicks would be at some of the plot points; we don’t find out what happened to Gulliver (our only purpose of being there), nor are we sure why there is a fish tank hidden in a wall. If Gulliver had perished in the house, perhaps we could have found his bones or clothes stashed away somewhere? Aside from those small points, the game is highly recommendable.

🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

Although this is an adrenaline-fueled adventure, you don’t need to be super fit to play and can even skip most of the physical elements should you wish. My wife was pregnant at the time of playing so she restrained herself from doing any of the crawling through dark passageways and concentrated on other puzzles which she could do comfortably. We definitely recommend the game to players of all ages and experience levels and appreciate that there are two modes to play the game in, depending on said age and level of experience.


ℹ️ ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Parking is not available on site. However, there is a large parking garage directly next to the escape room which you have to pay for.

  • There is a small lobby with lockers and drinks for sale.


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Disclosure:  We thank ROOM Escape Room for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.



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