Escape room review of Padlock, Prague
Padlock has 2 rooms at 2 different venues in Prague. We liked the hospitality and the setup of both the rooms, and they are definitely worth your time and money. We suggest you experience both if you are looking to book only the best experiences in Prague.
Rooms we played
- Cemetery (Kubelíkova 21)
- Mission 53 (Orebitská)
Review of Cemetery
Reaching the place was a memorable experience in itself because Google Maps said it was 500m from a bus station, but little did we know it was 450 meters of a steep uphill climb. Reaching the place was unexpectedly tiring, but we'd say it was worth it.
We were greeted at the door and quickly moved into the room. The game started with a very intense spine-chilling, hair-raising video that set the premise. A wonderful way to start an escape room experience in the gothic city. We were to unravel the mysteries of a wealthy Mr Böhm.
We liked how wind, water, and fire were used to create a dim-grim-chilling experience in this room. Some of the artefacts in the room "stood out", quite literally at times. The puzzles were well connected to the story, and the ambience and sound played a huge role in immersing us in the experience. We also saw a new version of the direction lock in the last room, which felt very satisfying. Overall, the game started off and progressed very well.
Maybe because we were into the experience so much; we were expecting more when we opened the last door of the game. It was a 66-minute game but we were out in 35-40 mins, and we felt the abrupt end of the immersive Cemetery.
Note: Those with claustrophobia please check before going here.
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Review of Mission 53
We were looking forward to this one because it was a 99-minute experience. And since we love to be locked in rooms with a mystery, Mission 53 was the best thing that could happen to us on any given day.
We reached the place and found that it only has space for one team and one gamemaster at a time. And it got immersive just after we got comfortable on the couch. We realized the role-play happening and got in on it immediately.
We were there to investigate a murder (that turned out to be something else in the end). We entered the murder scene as cops, with bulletproof jackets and torchlights and a notepad and a pen. The experience had a narrow rugged dusty street with a (usable) toilet in the end and It was already immersive enough for us and we were super-pumped. There was also a crashed van that contained some real surprises.
An hour and 39 minutes is a lot of time to be spent in an escape room, but Mission 53 made us unravel mysteries in different settings- The park (crime scene), the van, the secretly mysterious basement, the street, and the room. And this 5 in 1 experience was worth the time because it made us feel like we did at least 3 different escape rooms.
We came out in a little over 63 minutes; That's just an hour and way early, but we enjoyed investigating the hell out of this mission!
The Duo's rating