The Codex offers 5 Escape Rooms and 2 so-called “Challenge Rooms” (games for larger groups in which points are at stake). The Haunted Hotel by The Codex is surprisingly only playable in English. The room is advertised for ages 13 and up. The success rate (teams that checked in… and out) is currently 51%.
The story: On the way to a Halloween party, our car breaks down. As there is no mobile phone reception, we are glad when we discover a remote hotel in the distance and try to get help there. But something seems wrong! The lobby looks very hospitable, but there is no sign of the guests or the hotel staff.
As luck would have it, we played this room, which I wouldn’t put in the horror category though, on Halloween. The Haunted Hotel officially accommodates 2-6 guests. However, due to the space available there, we recommend only checking in with two to (at most) four people.
The setting is well done (nice interior and props) and well themed. The room is mostly automated, has a good gameflow and can come up with some nice technical refinements and cool effects. The puzzles are heavily linear, sometimes tricky and sometimes require teamwork. For me, the Haunted Hotel was one of the best rooms on our Bucharest trip.