Disappear Escape Rooms is a company in Moschato, a district in the south-west of Athens, which actually offers only one game – THE SACRIFICE. The story takes place in 1899 and is about the remote village of Torryburn in Scotland, where unusual and paranormal things are happening. Our grandfather, who is the mayor of this cursed village, asked us in a letter to go there as soon as possible to help him break the spell for good.
The setting is realistic and pretty impressive! The gloomy village of Torryborn was built on an area of over 450+ square meters and is explored more and more in the course of the mission. The atmosphere is pretty spooky and as you’d expect, you’re not alone. The characters don’t seem to like strangers snooping around their village and do their best to stop them. You can never feel safe and should avoid encounters with them whenever possible.
The transitions between the different locations are very well done. Sometimes it is a bit narrow, and it is also necessary to crawl. Comfortable everyday clothing is recommended! It is quite easy to lose one’s bearings in the twilight and the vastness of the setting. The actors’ appearances were well-timed and well-dosed. It was never overused, and the intruders also get opportunities to do their research. I found the puzzles relatively easy, but this is not unusual in horror rooms, where players often find it harder to concentrate. For my taste, there could have been a few more. Sometimes there was only one task to solve before you can move on.
The Sacrifice lasts 120 minutes and is one of those rooms that you should have played in Athens if you like atmospheric horror. The game is designed for 3-6 people. Four of us ran through the scenario in 90 minutes. 3-4 people are the ideal team size for this adventure. With more players, there could be bottlenecks in some passages.