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A spectacular Egyptian escape game at Jászai - Mystique Room

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 — Balázs Dezse

It is rather strange how not a single escape game has taken advantage of the evident treasure hunting theme. Mystique Room at Jászai Mari Square fills this gaping hole with a surprisingly exciting adventure taking place in an Egyptian burial chamber which has it all to amaze visitors: breathtaking visuals, cool-as-it-gets technology, unique ideas, and guaranteed excitement.

Mystique Room, opened next door to Morrison's 2, is a breeze of fresh air among Budapestian escape games with its never-before-seen Egyptian theme. The story is fairly simple: it begins in the room of a deceased archaeologist, whose work you need to decode and finish in order to escape.  It might sound plain and simple, but that assumption couldn’t be further from the truth and the breathtaking decorations hand in hand with the intriguing riddles result in a great storyline. We’re not the types to throw spoilers all around the place, so we’ll just leave it at that – you have to see it for yourself.

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The riddle package consists of the usual suspects: locks, initially incomprehensible hieroglyphs, numbers, and figurines that are all relevant or will become relevant later on. Just like other escape games, Mystique Room is focused on teamwork and efficient communication, which are crucial in fulfilling your goal of getting the hell out of the room you’re trapped in.

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The minimum number of players is 2, although the ideal team consists of 4 treasure hunters. Up to this day, there wasn't a single group who could get out without some help - including us.

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To sum it all up, Mystique Room is one of the best in the business due to its outside-the-box way of thinking and holds many surprises even for the seen-it-all veterans of Budapestian escape games.

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