Vito Quest: The Quest for the Elexir of Life

This is a review of the Escape Room “Vito Quest: The Quest for the Elexir of Life” offered by La cave rouge in Thuir, France.
  • ⭐️ 8.8/10
  • 🌡 Difficult
  • ⏳ 60 Minutes
  • 👥 3 – 6 Person

Yes, France is exceptionally beautiful. Yes, its history is fascinating. But we did not have the time to enjoy them, because a more important mission was in front of our eyes – enter a wine cave (apparently that’s a thing!), and retrieve the elixir of life (enter epic and yet dramatic French music here).

The room was created by a woman who did not play many rooms before (and in fact does not enjoy playing them), which instinctively made us worries, but as soon as we stepped through the door, we realized two things – it’s different. And it’s awesome.

The game is a full-on puzzle game. A jumble of information is in front of your eyes, and it is up to you to figure out what the hell is going on, what connects to what, and how to advance.

The space of the wine cave itself is very different than any I saw before, and it has been used exceptionally, allowing many wow moments, that actually made me stop once in a while to just look around with awe.

The game is not easy, to say the least. Unlike many escape rooms, it’s quite hard to find what to do at every step, and it takes quite a bit of time to even get started.

Probably not the best game for beginners, but if you’ve played your share of rooms, and you are on the look for a challenging puzzle room – definitely add this one to your list.

Vito Quest: The Quest for the Elexir of Life by La cave rouge Thuir / France
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Lee Ballan

I'm an escape room writer from Israel, with nearly 500 rooms under my belt (the "nearly" part will be fixed in a couple of weeks). Currently spending all of my free time writing reviews of the games played in the Spain tour, because of fear of Heiner!