An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. In the last couple of years these games have been popping up all around the world and throughout our city of Sydney, the most recent of which is in Newtown.
Whilst many escape rooms tend to be fantasy or sci-fi themed Newtown’s Second Telling Missions has taken an entirely new approach by looking to the past for inspiration in creating their rooms, namely World War II Germany.
Second Telling Missions offer two distinct games the first of which is Rescue The White Rose and is their more historically accurate game. City Hub was fortunate enough to be invited to try out this game recently and we had a ball despite failing to complete the entire puzzle, we’re placing the blame on our exhausted brains at the end of the work week.
The second element that’s makes Second Telling Missions’ rooms unique is their incorporation of live theatre elements into the games, which is exemplified in their Sabotage The Enigma game which places the game master in the room with players.
Having played through one of the games City Hub was rather impressed with the quality of the production and puzzles, given the youth of the company. Occasionally we felt some jumps in logic or interpretation were required to connect puzzle elements but overall City Hub certainly recommends checking out Second Telling Missions with a group of 4-6 friends/colleagues, especially if you have a history buff amongst them.
Tue-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sun 9:30am-8pm. 397 King St, Newtown. $39.50 per player. Info: www.secondtelling.com