Last week I found myself locked in a room with Alex and Lauren. We were there with one purpose - to escape the room in 60 minutes. In order to do so we had to solve a crime - I felt like I was in a Sherlock Holmes story. Wrongly accused of murder, Inspector James Murdok was depending on our sleuthing skills to get him out of a prison cell. Surrounded by various objects, some of which held relevant clues and others which were red herrings, we raced against the clock with no idea what object would be our key out of the room.
Designed for groups of 3-5 people, HintHunt is ideal for people who love teamwork and rise to the challenge of an enigma. Everything is very well thought out and, without spoiling the whole game for you, the clues are elaborate. We made an absolute mess of the room and rejoiced with high levels of enthusiasm every time we got to the bottom of a clue. Sadly our maths let us down and ultimately we didn't make it out in time. If we had held it together we could have escaped with 3 minutes to spare.
HintHunt sessions last 90 minutes: a 15 minute introduction, 60 minutes in the room and a 15 minute debrief at the end to tie up any loose ends. They are open 7 days a week between 10 am and 10 pm and the price ranges from 19 - 32 euros, depending on how many players you are. There are currently two games to choose from, with a third one opening at the end of November 2015. You can choose to play the game in French or English and the HH staff are on hand to offer useful tips if you need them. Here is the address info:
James Murdok room : 62 rue Beaubourg, 75003, Paris (métro Arts et Métiers / Rambuteau / Reamur Sebastopol) Zen room: 58 rue Beaubourg, 75003, Paris (métro Arts et Métiers / Rambuteau / Reamur Sebastopol) Submarine room: rue des Archives (opening at the end of November)
What are you waiting for? It's a fun activity to do with friends, as a family or even with work colleagues! Reservations can be made online at hinthunt.fr and you can keep up to date via the HintHunt Facebook page.