Sherlock Holmes – Die dunkle Seite
The 19th century wanes, and we stand before a familiar door in Baker Street. There is murder afoot, and we need the employ of Sherlock Holmes to solve it. Alas, we are greeted only with distant screams, a locked door, and a mystery.
Enigmania’s decor starts well outside the room, the entire lobby has a fantasy appeal. Right in the middle of that, almost unassuming, a door opens to the escape room proper. The transition felt so natural.
I find it often hard to judge spaces mimicking personal rooms, like apartments, since there’s often a suitable lack of decor. Yet, in Sherlock Holmes, I don’t hesitate, tipping my hat in silent approval. It feels like a turn of the century apartment, making good use of the space — no clutter, but plenty to occupy ourselves with.
It’s not a room for newcomers though, the puzzles are hard. But mostly fair, wracking our brains, we could solve them. Thankfully, we had a fresh local join our team to keep the tricky details in his head. Thematically I feel the challenges were what you’d expect of a Sherlock Holmes tale, high on thinking, low on gimmicks.“
Die dunkle Seite” is a solid room, with a delightful selection of decor and worthy challenge. Our host was also a splendidly sharp lady, making the experience even more enjoyable.