We love the scenarios in Escape Berlin. We were there for the third time and this time we managed to break out of Escape Room Jail 13.
What are we playing this time was one of the first questions my fellow players asked. My answer to that – we’re going to jail! This time, too, the team, which had recently come together well, met in front of Escape Berlin in Storkower Straße and drove up to the 5th floor full of anticipation to go into the Escape Room.
Sunday 1 pm – Waiting Area Escape Berlin
We sit on the pallet sofas in the waiting area of Escape Berlin. We have stowed our belongings in the free lockers (you don’t need a chip/euro!). But our mobile phones, bags and jackets won’t help us in the next hour, because now we need powers of deduction, dexterity and the strength of the whole team.
I had informed myself in advance so that I knew the following:
The Escape Room game Jail 13 is played in two groups that either play against each other or – spatially separated but with the goal of breaking out together. After a short team discussion, we decided on the cooperation variant. In our previous games, we had found that everyone was able to contribute their individual strengths to a team performance and now we didn’t want to do without.
After a short briefing by our game leader, who once again gave us the exact rules and important safety instructions, we were off.
Sunday 13:15 – Off to Jail 13
With a grin, we 3 women are put in cell 1 in jail 13. Our men are put in the opposite cell 2. The doors close and we are in jail! With a cheerful “The game begins!” the game leader leaves us and we now have 60 minutes to break out of prison.
There we are, standing in a small cell with a three-day metal bed and a metal locker, wondering how we are going to get out of here. In the dim light, we search for clues, signs or tools that might help us escape. We find a lot, but whether it helps us escape or leads us to a dead end is the question.
After what feels like an eternity, we start exchanging initial results with the men in the second prison cell. Only through an opening in the door do we call out tips and tricks to each other, always hoping to get closer to the decisive step to freedom. Have they discovered something that has remained hidden from us? Here it becomes clear that we know each other quite well and together we work out some solutions. And when things don’t work out at all, the game master helps us with a mysterious tip.
How we managed to break out of jail 13 remains our secret. We can only reveal this much – you have to crawl, climb and combine – you need skill, flashes of genius and accuracy – then you will have lots of excitement, fun and a sense of achievement.
Sunday 14:05 in the Escape Room
We did it as a team!
After the door of the women’s group opened only fractions of a second before the door of the men’s group, we broke out of prison 13 together as a team. It should be noted that without the men’s team, our door would not have opened first! It was all according to the principle of “ladies first”. We all won because our team was able to master the escape through cooperative performance. I don’t think we would have made it as individuals. We simply complemented each other perfectly.
After our winning photo, we stand together for quite a while and share our experiences and compare notes. One thing is clear to all of us, this Escape Berlin scenario has also thrilled us. All the “rooms” played so far were completely different. Each had its own charm, its own dynamics and the tasks set were very varied.
Escape Berlin VR GmbH
Landsberger Allee 117a
daily: 10 – 22.30 h
You can find out the prices directly on the Escape Berlin website. They depend on the game and the number of people.
Disclosure: We enjoyed our gaming experience at Escape Berlin free of charge due to an invitation from the organiser. This report is my own opinion and was written independently.