This is a review of the Escape Room “Vacations” offered by Dale al Coco in Madrid, Spain.
  • ⭐️ 7.5/10
  • 🌡 Medium
  • ⏳ 75 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 6 Person

Finally, well deserved holidays. We are received by a rather crazy girl, very active and talking non-stop. There is a lot of interaction at the beginning of the game. For people that want to go straight to the game it might be a little bit long, but if you are into role play, you can really have a good time there. The only problem was that the English of the gamemaster was limited, but she gave her best and tried to use English, as much as possible, so between that and my translation, it worked up pretty well. I think one of the gamemasters there is fluent in English, but only works on certain days.

The venue is all revolving around an imaginary village and all of their games are connected to that, so everything is decorated and with the help of the gamemaster you are put into the game right from the start. So, apparently, we are going on some holidays, not very clear where we are heading to, but hey, what can possibly go wrong?

It turns out, a lot actually, and the expected vacations ended up being something different than our expectations. I do not want to reveal much, because the description of the game is rather vague on purpose, so I will leave it to your imagination.

The game is spacious and provides for a well-achieved decoration, there is a large variety of puzzles, a few, which require more work than the others. In spite of the space, it is rather linear, so a team of three was really good. I have played quite a few games, which revolve around the idea presented in this game, so in a way my opinion is slightly biased because of that, as it is not the same seeing something for the first time. Trying to be objective it is definitely an above the average game, but just falls short of being a top room nowadays. For non-Spanish speakers I would advise to contact the venue well in advance and see if an English version on that date is possible, as the GM interactions largely contributes to the overall experience.

Picture of Santiago Onel

Santiago Onel