Der Erbe Draculas

This is a review of the Escape Room “Der Erbe Draculas” offered by Alma-Park in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
  • ⭐️ 9.2/10
  • 🌡 Medium
  • ⏳ 60 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 8 Person

An old coach bumps along a road to the old estate. Hearing screams, we come to an abrupt stop. We dare leave the carriage, stumbling across stones, passing a caged shrine, and walking into an old plaza. An unimposing iron gate leads to a cemetery beyond. We fear that is where we must go.

This “room” has an amazing atmosphere. The props, the decoration, the overall construction, are some of the best I’ve seen. I genuinely feel like I’m at the location. They’ve done a spectacular job of creating an outdoor scene that doesn’t feel enclosed — though having a massive area available helps.

It has a haunting atmosphere without be a horror room. And all but the last component, I found they achieved it without being cliche or cheesy. The environment is unsettling, as one would expect of a graveyard.

Das Erbes Draculas is more of an interactive experience than a puzzle quest. The puzzles are primarily environmental, and relatively straightforward. We got blocked only because of a technical issue — it would have been nice if the game master had jumped in and fixed that. This also resulted in us having needless dark in the following area. But I was still pleased with the game overall.

I highly recommend taking an adventure through Dracula’s realm. It’s a “room” that you should experience.

Edaqa Mortoray

Edaqa Mortoray

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