Enigma Rooms – Arabian Nights
Game Date: 23/06/2022
Team: Amy & Ian
Duration: 60 minutes
“For years you have been travelling the globe collecting ancient objects and artefacts, for the British museum, when one day you hear a story that couldn’t possibly be true. Tales of secrets and mysteries, jewels and riches, and, a magical lamp that can alter the course of ones life in a dramatic way.
At first you pass it off as an old folks tale, but the more you hear the story from different people, the more your curiosity takes over, and now you have arrived in the very market square that the stories originate from.
An old lady tells you about the legend of Arabian Nights saying this is where the first secret was discovered, many people have tried to uncover them, yet nothing has been found, but the old lady claims that only one with a pure heart can discover such secrets, you have more questions, but before you have time to ask, the old lady has disappeared…”
Arabian nights looked beautiful, upon first impression in the marketplace, and later on exploring the caverns and cave of wonders. The attention to detail was excellent, with high-quality props, a fantastic soundtrack and even smells, giving the room a realistic and immersive feel. Absolutely top-notch.
The room has enough space for all, lighting is spot on (atmospheric, but still able to see easily!) there is a small amount of crawling, but this is done on a padded surface, and there is no need to backtrack.
Overall, just a beautiful, immersive space that really puts you into the story and setting of “Arabian Nights”
A fairly open game, that has beautiful puzzles, running the gambit completely, from maths to observation with everything in between, searching, interactive, light physical, observation, logic, word… there was something for everyone in this room.
The puzzles were perfectly on theme, as we would expect from Enigma, they were woven into the story and presented themselves seamlessly within the game.
Ah-ha moments were plentiful and forthcoming, with the logic in the puzzles being so perfect it was like sailing through the game on the smoothest seas.
Signposting was impeccable, with subtle hints leading and guiding us throughout the game.
This game just had the x factor, beautiful, skilled design, execution and the flow was just excellent, we always knew where we were heading, and what our next task was, all whilst feeling such joy and wonder at what the game had to throw at us.
A truly grand game that will appeal to a wide audience for a long time to come!
Clues were delivered via a lovely chatty parrot!
Danny was our game host and he was just great, delivering a fun and engaging brief, and excellent clues throughout the game.
Did we escape?
Yes, in about 45 minutes.
2 Players £44
3 Players £60
4 Players £76
5 Players £90
6 Players £96