Ever since we read that Budapest is the Valhalla of escape room experiences, we've been itching to go there and play as many games as possible. It was our first time selecting, scheduling, and booking 14 games; For our 4-day stay at Budapest! It took us a few hours and cost us around 600 euros. It had to start someday, at someplace, and Budapest ended up being "The first big escape room trail".
Every single day we were in Budapest we were tired at the end of the day and the bottom of our feet begged us to stop playing. But every experience we did, only kept us wanting for more. It was addicting, to say the least. Some rooms were above weird bars and some in old and rustic places, but once we went inside the room it was so immersive and fun, and it can only be fun if the story and the puzzles and the gamemaster are in sync. So there's no questioning the quality of the rooms there.
What we loved and enjoyed about Budapest was, how the rooms seemed to be intertwined with the culture of the city and in touch with the society. And since we were only thinking about escape rooms, it felt almost like an "Escape Room district".
Escape rooms were also located at some of the main streets of the city, instead of being a special far-away place that needed travelling to.
But every experience we did, only kept us wanting for more. It was addicting, to say the least.
The Duo recommends
We have many favourites in Budapest and some unforgettable ones too. Here's our shortlist of the best ones:
• White Room at Gozsdu Mission
• Legacy of Noo'zaca at Mindquest
• Santa Muerte and Heaven & Hell at E-Exit
• Saw at PaniQ
• Metro at ARooms
Games we played in Budapest
A guide to our ratings:
😍 - Must experience this one • 🙂 - A good game • 😐 - Can be skipped