Our mission as time detectives was to remove the disturbance in the space-time continuum and to prevent Ferdinand von Zeppelin, who is working on a dangerous new discovery, from completing it. We were sent back to 1897, are in the count’s airship factory and have only 60 minutes to protect the story as we know it. Because, as everyone knows, any change can lead to disaster.
Santiago had already played this room, so we started Operation Steampunk only as a duo. Quite an ambitious task, as it turned out, because there was a lot to do in the airship factory, which was revealed to us in a wonderful steampunk robe.
We were welcomed “In Character” by our gamemaster Lara, who is also the owner of Incognito. Many thanks again at this point for extending your opening hours for us until after midnight. Lara played her role as a crazy time traveler so convincingly (even after the game) that we wondered if she was always like that. The many time jumps obviously didn’t pass her by without leaving a trace. In any case, the intro explaining our mission was very funny and get us good into the story. I like the plot!
In the factory, with its very fancy steampunk design, we fought from puzzle to puzzle, but time ran mercilessly against us. There is so much to discover, to do and to solve. You meet items as well as normal locks. We also used the very original help system a few times, but in the end, we narrowly failed with our mission. Maybe we shouldn’t have chosen the expert mode in this constellation after all.
Summing up a very nice experience with a round room throughout, with beautiful decoration, clever enigmas that were also very well integrated into the story, and, above all, a very motivated gamemaster. Operation Steampunk with only two players is, as already said, very ambitious due to the quantity of puzzles, but I think with three or four players you’re relatively well positioned. From five on it gets too crowded in my opinion.
Incognito, by the way, also has a second mission, “Misterio Flamenco”, where you must investigate the mysterious disappearance of Madrid’s most famous flamenco dancer. If we come to Madrid again, we will try this one.