Steampunk Chronicles

This is a review of the Escape Room “Steampunk Chronicles” offered by Troll Escape Rooms in Bucharest, Romania.
  • ⭐️ 8.3/10
  • 🌡 Medium
  • ⏳ 60 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 6 Person

The owners are passionate gamers and therefore, according to their own statements, create their own rooms in the way they would like to play escape games themselves. Exciting, immersive missions, with a lot of passion and attention to detail, a high degree of automation, special effects and high-quality decor. Troll Escape Rooms is currently offering two missions. Virus 2.0 and Steampunk Chronicles. The third game, Hangover, is currently being modernized (or replaced?).

Steampunk Chronicles is about time travel. A very distant relative, Elke Drusselmeyer, bequeathed us, as their last living relative, the estate of her great-grandfather, the notorious steampunk inventor Heinrich Drusselmeyer. This also includes the key to the inventor’s hidden workshop in Germany. Curious as we are, we take on the inheritance and find out that the deceased, in addition to established mysteries and strange inventions relating to steam-powered machines, obviously worked on a time machine. Wow! We weren’t prepared for that!

The inventor’s workshop is beautifully furnished, which you can see as soon as you have succeeded in switching on the lights. That took us a while. The topics of steampunk, combined with time travel, naturally open up lots of possibilities for the game designers to let off steam creatively. With good use of a 3D printer, this is no off-the-shelf escape game. There is a lot to discover, and attention to detail always catches the eye. Lighting and background music are used well.

The puzzles are linear. Even if the space is sufficient, you should not play this room with more than four people. Everything is fully automated. There are no locks. The puzzles are thematic. Teamwork is sometimes necessary. A bit of luck is also helpful for a special task. Very nice and relaxed hosting from the operators! We felt welcome, even as the last group of the day. All in all, a very nice escape game that is rightly one of the top rooms in Bucharest.

Heiner Stepen

Heiner Stepen