The Forbidden Castle

This is a review of the Escape Room “The Forbidden Castle” offered by Can you Escape? in Fgura, Malta.
  • ⭐️ 8.3/10
  • 🌡 Medium
  • ⏳ 60 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 8 Person

We receive a video call from our friend who is in Malta and has set his mind on finding the four gems that were stolen from the national museum there at the end of the 19th century. Now he finds himself in front of the abandoned castle of the Degabriele family, who are considered the main suspects, and asks us to support him in this daring mission, in which many amateur detectives and curious people have already lost their lives.

Our friend seems to magically attract danger! After we had to help him escape from a pub in Malta last summer, where a psychopath had imprisoned him together with a bomb, he asks us again for support via video call.

Will he succeed in finding the four missing gems together with us?

It is great fun to gradually explore the forbidden castle and uncover its (dark) secrets. The transitions are well done and our curious friend worked up a sweat a few times – thanks to Riccardo for the good performance, that you saved us all the physical obstacles and went along with all of our jokes.

The fort presents us with many tasks and puzzles that vary in difficulty – at the beginning rather easy, but then also challenging. The Telescape inventory was not overused and we were therefore not constantly torn from the game. Instead, as it should be in a LIVE Escape Game, we were able to experience the LIVE mission with our avatar and explore the castle with him.

The Forbidden Castle is one of the Escape Games that I would have loved to play on site. However, due to its location, it is very unlikely that I will ever visit this place live. But this room is also a lot of fun remotely and it is a pity that it does not receive the attention we believe it deserves. We put it on our Remote Play recommendation list. We hope that one day we can also play Emely’s Motel remotely, even if, according to Riccado, it is quite difficult to convert the room into this format. Just give us a call if you want us to bail you out again.

Heiner Stepen

Heiner Stepen