Escape game rooms are quickly gaining popularity in Manila. Who wouldn’t love the challenge of putting yourself in the shoes of the classic Sherlock Holmes or modern-day Cormoran Strike? It’s a unique experience everyone would be curious to try. It’s not everyday that you get the chance to be busy with cracking codes, solving riddles and unlocking mysteries.
Two weekends ago, my friends and I played the “Justice for Jamila” game room, one of the three titles of Mystery Manila, wherein we played as a team of detectives trying to figure out who murdered Jamila Torres, a detective who was trying to solve a case for Mr. Castillo.
We were left in a room — the scene of the crime — and were given a full hour to find the suspects and to conclude who killed Jamila. Just like real detectives, rummaging through stuff, searching for clues and unbreaking locks led us to the conclusion of who the killer was.
We were able to solve the mystery in 32 minutes, 10 minutes short of the record holder’s time. We did not make it to the leaderboard either, but the experience was already a reward in itself.
It was an exciting experience everyone should try! If it was possible for us to try “The Chained Chamber”, we would have played it right after coming out victorious of the “Justice for Jamila” room.
We are definitely coming back to solve more mysteries! What would our next mystery be, “The Chained Chamber” or “The Ticking Bomb”? Hmmm…
Mystery Manila is located along E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C5) in Quezon City. Visit their site to learn more about this one-of-a-kind gaming experience and to book sessions. You may also check out their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for details and online mini games.