Escape Rooms Getting More and More Popular

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The game is becoming a big hit in Croatia.

A manager welcomes the players and explains the rules – you enter the room, the door is then closed and you have to find clues within an hour and solve the mission in order to open it. This is the concept behind one of the world’s most popular games which is now winning the hearts and minds of the Zagreb residents. There are currently ten escape rooms owned by four companies, which puts Zagreb high on the list of European capitals with most numerous venues for this type of entertainment, reports Večernji List on July 3, 2016.

The game just sounds simple. But, the moment the doors close many questions arise – who, what, where, when, why, how? Everything can be a clue, but not necessarily. What key is supposed to unlock what door and which code fits which lock? These are just some of the questions players are faced with, and the time is running much faster than it should, especially when your brain seems to be blocked. Special skills are not required, but participants should be prepared for a lot of brainstorming and teamwork. If they get stuck, they can seek help from the manager. Two to five players are needed for each game to solve themed missions.

Located at Krvavi Most Street, the Enigmarium room is based on a story about The Witch of the Grič. This is a room where players encounter details related to the city’s past. “People remember 90 percent of what they experience here, so we decided to introduce them to the history of Zagreb in a slightly different way”, says Sonja Kuzmanić, owner of the venue. The task is to save the witch Barica Cindek from the stake. The main character in the novel The Witch of the Grič by Marija Jurić Zagorka was inspired by Barica. The stories of the Croatian writer are also the theme used by brothers Lovro and Luka Gašparac, who just opened Exit Games at Petrinjska Street, where, in addition to the Zagreb Countess room, players can choose to escape from the workshop of Nikola Tesla.

The first escape room in the city, Zagreb by Fox in a Box, has recently celebrated its second birthday. It is located at Kneza Mislava Street and it boasts three rooms where participants will save the world from a nuclear explosion or a zombie apocalypse. Meanwhile, Escape Room Arena at the Zagreb Fair has four rooms. Players can try to escape a horror-laboratory, a detective or spy office, and a home of a young rich man. They plan to open three more rooms by the end of the year and thus become the biggest Escape Room in Europe.


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