Aunt Hilda’s Room – TripTrap Escape (Geneva, Switzerland) – 25/25

Company: TripTrap Escape
Room: Aunt Hilda’s Room
Team: Vincent, Stéphane, Jérémy, Théo, Jean-Marc, Maxime & Ayah
Date: January 2019
Languages: English & French

One company we appreciate a lot is TripTrap Escape. So far, we’ve never been disappointed by them and so we were very eager to try this escape game!

In this game we arrive directly in a hotel loby, so the immersion is immediate. Nothing new so far for us, because it was also like this for The Hostel in Bordeaux. Then comes the time to start the game. We finally enter Aunt Hilda’s room, that she had occupied for years until she disappeared. People say that if you book her room and listen carefully, you can hear her tell a story. And so she does, and then we enter a fairy tail, where we have to save a princess.

When I say we enter a fairy tail, I mean it! The immersion is PERFECT! I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t tell more than that!

The first few minutes we didn’t accomplish anything, and that’s because there’s a lot of things to look around and search. For a while we weren’t sure where to start, but then everything falls into place and it all became cristal clear. Playing this room was a delight!

We chose to give the following grades:

  • Story: 5/5
    We enter a story, with a clear mission.
  • Ambiance: 5/5
    Immersion was absolutely perfect.
  • Puzzles: 5/5
    There’s a lot to do, and it was a pleasure to solve all of the puzzles.
  • Mechanisms: 5/5
    There were no locks in this room, and many puzzles required that we do something in order to solve them, so we felt very active. If there was a ever a key, it was to open doors or cabinets.
  • Averall feeling: 3/3
    The experience was amazing!
  • Hosting: 2/2
    As usual, we had a great experience with the TripTrap personel, always very nice and welcoming 🙂

We escaped in a bit more than an hour for a 90-minute long game. We played with friends who had never played escape games before or had little experience, so we weren’t on our A-game. But sometimes things should not be rushed and should simply be savoured. This game is one of them 🙂

We definitely recommend this room! Keep in mind that this is an expensive room, but it’s well worth it. The advantage is that the more players, the less you pay. And this room can take up to 8 players. I guess 5-6 players would be the nicest to balance the price and the good experience (getting to contribute to the solving of puzzles), we were 7 players and it was just a little bit too many.

We also wouldn’t recommend this room for a team with only beginners because beginners could easily get overwhelmed at the beginning without knowing what to do. There should be at least 2 experienced players in the team (who played at least more than 5 games).

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