The Green Mile
Escapepandia is the name of the association of several operators in a building in the north of Poznań. Spread over several floors you will find escape room providers such as Clueroom, Lock & Escape, Przygodownia and Fun4Brain, who offer their services via a shared website. Meanwhile, physical well-being is also taken care of. There is now a small food truck in front of the building that offers delicious escape burgers that bear the names of the rooms that can be played here. Here you can strengthen yourself during a break from the game. I tried the Green Mile Burger with fried vegetables and can recommend it.
We were already at Escapelandia in 2021 and played most of the rooms there. The Green Mile by Fun4Brain is the latest scenario that sets new standards in Posen with a playing time of 120 minutes and a very high number of puzzles. Our story takes place in 1935, where we await our execution by electric chair on death row at Cold Mountain State Penitentiary in Louisiana, nicknamed “The Green Mile” because of the color of its linoleum floors. It is not necessary to have seen Stephen King’s literary adaptation of the same name, but it is highly recommended as it helps to recognize the numerous references scattered throughout the plot.
The Green Mile has outstanding gameplay that reflects the plot of the film very well. The puzzles are creative, make sense and fun, and are thematically well integrated into the plot. Many tasks require teamwork. As an experienced player, I would recommend only playing the room with two or three people, as space is limited in some passages and the puzzle structure is linear. The stage design is very sophisticated with great attention to detail. Real professionals were at work here. Atmosphere, lighting, effects, music and soundscape are on point. You can’t implement a prison theme much better! For me the best room in Poznan.