Why can’t we ever solve these escape room games?!? It’s so frustrating ugh.
Last Easter Sunday, I hung out with friends and we tried conquering yet another room of puzzles and riddles in Mystery Manila at Ayala 30th Mall. Our first run with this type of game was i think last year at Left Behind in Mandala Park where we played The Institution, an asylum themed room, and failed. To our frustration we went for another round with The Sinking, a sinking ship themed game, and again failed with only one code to crack left! (ﾉಠдಠ)ﾉ︵┻━┻
This time, we decided to try Mystery Manila’s escape room. You can book ahead online to secure a slot or just go there directly and book. The rate depends on the number of person in your group. For a group of 4 it’s 450php/person.
At Ayala 30th branch, they have 4 rooms: Rebel Resistance; Sorcerer’s Stone; Mr. Moriarty; and Morbid Morgue. We went for the Mr. Moriarty room because Sherlock (≧▽≦). In this room, we play the role of Sherlock’s associates and we need to find Moriarty’s ledger to prove his guilt within an hour. Well~ we couldn’t. We even asked for clues twice haha! ugh! So frustrating! We were almost at the end but we ran out of time.
I just want to solve one room hnggggggggggggg (*´Д｀)
Things I learned from failing thrice:
- DO NOT OVERTHINK.
- SEARCH THE WHOLE ROOM FOR CLUES AND ITEMS. CHECK EVERYWHERE.
- KEEP EYES AND EARS OPEN FOR CHANGES ESPECIALLY WHEN TRYING TO DECODE CLUES OR OPEN SOMETHING.
- CHECK HINGES AND ELECTRICAL WIRING AS CLUES THAT IT’S SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE OPENED.
- READ AND CHECK CLUES CAREFULLY.
- DON’T GET DISTRACTED WITH THE NO TOUCH SIGNS. JUST DON’T BREAK ANYTHING.
I want to try solving another room again. It’s actually fun solving the game with friends. Yes, it’s very frustrating that we didn’t get to solve the whole game, but it’s exciting whenever you get clues and solve something and you know you’re getting closer to solving the mystery. Kudos to creators of these live escape room games. The over all look of the room, the mechanism of puzzles and their eye for details makes it more challenging and fun to play. And to the teams that solved the mystery and even made it to the leader boards, congratulations! We too will win someday! haha! ( •̀ᄇ• ́)ﻭ✧