The Innkeeper’s Son

This is a review of the Escape Room “The Innkeeper’s Son” offered by Dragonborn in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
  • ⭐️ 9.8/10
  • 🌡 Difficult
  • ⏳ 90 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 6 Person

Mad Mansion is considered a quality label in northern Spain. They have several locations in the Basque Country, Navarra and Aragon. Immersive escape games on various themes and genres based on video games or movies like Metal Gear Solid, Rainbow Six, Dino Crysis, Castlevania, Monkey Island, The Day of the Tentacle, Assassin’s Creed, Resident Evil, Silent Hill or Tomb Raider are offered in Bilbao, Santurtzi, Vitoria, Pamplona, Zaragoza, Basauri and Toledo.

The Innkeeper’s son is based on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn.

When we enter the set, we are immediately immersed. We felt like a group of adventurers, here to do what many before us have tried to do. Namely to find the lost son of the innkeeper who disappeared in a stormy night.

An expectant in-character gamemaster welcomes us and an incredibly well-done explanatory video (which doesn’t feel like one) catapults us right into the story. We have the impression that great expectations are placed in us, and everything is done (smiles) to make us feel at home in the inn at the top of the mountain.

The atmosphere in the rooms (plural!) is incredibly authentic and care is in every detail. The puzzles are very original and varied. Some of them are skill games and require teamwork and communication. Everything is perfectly embedded in the setting and has always a connection to the plot. There are some incredible moments that left us speechless or made us laugh. Of course, a bit of role-playing should not be missing either.

In one sentence: The Innkeeper’s son is really champions league. – You should not miss it! We enjoyed Dragonborn from the beginning to the spectacular finale. I advise you not to ruin this experience by playing it with too many people. Three or four adventurers is perfect.

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Heiner Stepen