Escape games are the latest trend in Budapest since approximately 2014 and there are more and more coming up every day. It became a great activity to do with friends or family on evenings or on the weekend to visit one of the escape rooms just like going to the cinema.
What are escape games?
Escape games (also called escape rooms) are a kind of collection of puzzles that you need to solve to exit a room that you are locked in. Within a certain time you have to solve tasks, puzzels, little quizzes that all build up on each other. Most of the rooms have a certain theme and a story to tell. The usual time to escape the room is around 1 hour though some are easy to solve and you’ll be done in 45 minutes, others require more brain and thinking so that you might be in there for longer than 60 minutes. The games or puzzels you need to solve are usually little tasks that you might have had already somewhere in a board game for example but many build up on each other and often require more than one person to solve so that the escape games in Budapest are a great group activity you don’t want to miss.
To get a closer look on the escape games logic and what it is like have a look at this 5 minute BBC documentary:
Which escape games are there in Budapest?
As mentioned above escape games in Budapest are becoming very popular amongst tourists but also locals. It is just a great experience to be with your friends or even colleagues and solve different puzzles in a team. Most of the escape games in Budapest are located in one of the many cellars in downtown Budapest where you also often find bars and restaurants. It is usually not only one room that you need to escape from but 2 or 3 which are connected but not obvious from the first moment. So let’s have a look at the many escape games in Budapest in belows list:
This is a selection of the most popular escape games in Budapest that you can try to get out of in time. I have been myself to the Mindcrime escape room with a group of 5 and it was great fun for all participants. As one out of the 5 you are not part of each and every puzzle as everybody is searching in other corners of the room to find a hint so even if I would go in again I would know a few things that I have been part of. By no means you will have a walkthrough after you finished the escape room so even though you would go back in again with a different group you wouldn’t be able to solve all puzzles immediately. Even after the successful (or unsuccessful) escape you will still talk about it. How you found things out, what was the coolest thing in there and how you felt are just some things that stay in your mind afterwards.
Have you been to an escape game in Budapest? How was it? In case I missed a really good one you would recommend please feel free to leave a comment or drop me an email.