Our expectations were low and became even lower when we arrived on site. The building looked dilapidated and abandoned, the neighbourhood not the best. After the door was opened for us and we used our mobile phones to light our way up the completely dark staircase, a hunchbacked guard explained to us that the circus had burnt down years ago and there were no more shows…. So the location couldn’t have been more fitting!
We ventured inside to unravel the mystery of the circus. The puzzles were thematically appropriate and surprisingly varied, there were separation moments, a lot of physical contact with crazy clowns and moments of complete disorientation.
Since we had chosen Insanity Mode, we definitely wanted the clowns to play their games with us (or our bodies). It was especially nice that they had learned a few extra sentences of German for us, which only made the situation crazier for me. Of all the rooms with physical contact, this was the most violent so far. Scratches, bruises and broken fingernails should be factored in here – as in any playground, really. The room is definitely not for the mainstream – but we liked it!