Sherlock Holmes – Die dunkle Seite

This is a review of the Escape Room “Sherlock Holmes – Die dunkle Seite” offered by Enigmania in Duisburg, Germany.
  • ⭐️ 8.3/10
  • 🌡 Difficult
  • ⏳ 60 Minutes
  • 👥 4 – 8 Person

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.

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Edaqa Mortoray

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