Operation Silk City

This is a review of the Escape Room “Operation Silk City” offered by Dark School Escape Room in Athens, Greece.
  • ⭐️ 8.3/10
  • 🌡 Difficult
  • ⏳ 90 Minutes
  • 👥 3 – 7 Person

Darkschool is a company, which has currently 4 games, all inspired by Resident Evil, and these games build overall a story. If I remember correctly, this is the last part of the story and the first we played. There is no particular order indicated in the webpage and it does not affect in any case the gameplay.

This game was the last of that particular day, and while we were waiting in the room, we noticed that a flyer of the company stated that Darkschool was the biggest of all escape rooms in Greece, and while we saw that all the waiting spaces were huge, we had our doubts, given that there were only four rooms (at that time three) and that we had played several massive rooms in our trips. Well, we cannot confirm or deny if that statement is true, but after playing this room our initial suspicion of a mere marketing stunt disappeared completely, as indeed each of the games of this company are huge (more than 300 m2).

I do not want to say more about the space, because the distribution of this massive game is something I have never experienced before and would ruin the surprise of discovery for those who might want to attempt it. Needless to say, that we were completely astonished with what they did there.

This game is the only game, which is not a horror game, and therefore there are no actors involved. As it is usual in those cases, you can expect lot of puzzles. According to the website, this is their hardest rooms. All of their rooms have a minimum of three players (probably also for costs reasons), but as we could not find anyone to accompany us that night, we managed with two, which was quite an endeavor. The puzzles are good, nothing all too surprising for an experienced escaper, but certainly satisfying. The highlight is definitely the construction and the overall idea, which I doubt can be found anywhere else and if only for that reason invites to visit. Being two it was quite a challenge, so I finished exhausted but utterly happy. Needles to say that this room can easily keep entertained 4 people.

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Santiago Onel