El Laberinto

This is a review of the Escape Room “El Laberinto” offered by Descifra Escape Room in Madrid, Spain.
  • ⭐️ 9/10
  • 🌡 Medium
  • ⏳ 80 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 6 Person

Sometimes when booking I read the description of the room and sometimes I don’t. Clearly in this room I didn’t, because I had no clue what to expect.

My first association with a labyrinth is the Greek myth connected to the Minotaur and I expected something along those lines. A temple/tomb kind of game, however it was a totally different labyrinth the one that was expecting us.

The labyrinth was one of the highlights of our trip in view of its originality and therefore its not surprising that it got nominated in the most original game, as well as best riddles, in the Spanish Escape Room Awards 2022.

The topic alone is quite unique. It had similarities with a game I had played long time ago in Amsterdam with the difference that in this game the concept is much better implemented and both the beginning and the end are substantially more satisfying.

As far as I remember, the game is language independent, but I was positively surprised that a game located a little bit outside of the city offered the session with an English speaking gamemaster, who did a really good job.

I particularly enjoyed the implementation of the idea and the riddles that together with the setting reflect the labyrinthic nature of the game. Unlike Theseus no thread will guide you in this game, so it’s not really a game for first timers. You will have to explore, sometimes you might feel a little bit lost, but at the end you will find your way in a satisfying manner.

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Santiago Onel