We’re in the world of the great detectives, as Watson the faithful assistant, trying to help Sherlock Holmes find a chemical formula.
As described on their website:
The great detective, Sherlock Holmes, has need of your assistance. With his help, infiltrate the office of the notorious Professor Moriarty in order to foil his dastardly ploy. Enygma
Games and puzzles
It’s a linear game and the puzzles are based on the player’s attention to detail to such an extent that it really surprised us in a good way. Technology was used also here as with the previous room we tested from Enygma: The Mayan Temple. This time the puzzles worked correctly and we even succeeded in hacking a puzzle so that we short-circuited a part of the game. It was nice to see that it didn’t break their game and we made it out just in time.
The puzzles were varied: some based on NFC technology, others more hands-on, others logical, all in all a good mix.
Atmosphere and design
The decorations are in line with the century when the action is taking place. The decorations were in line with the theme, no extra elements except for the monitor which is not well integrated in the theme. Unfortunately the monitor and the fact that you receive the hints through it kind of broke the immersion a little bit.
Furniture and props are in line with the story, but no music or special effects that we could distinguish.
As mentioned, the hint system is based on a monitor where you receive pictures or phrases. They almost never give you the resolution of the puzzle at which you are stuck unless you really didn’t get it. You have the Game Master watching over you at all times which is good since he can be proactive. Maybe a bit too proactive sometimes. The good thing is that this time we didn’t feel that we were flooded with hints.
The theme is unique in the location, there are no other rooms with the same theme. No « battles » possible.
As in the previous review, the reception area is well done with props for photographs and free drinks or coffee / tea.
Enygma is located very close to Brussels Central station and to Grand Place, just at the bottom of Mont des Arts. This central location caters to both tourists, inhabitants and also corporate clients.
Minimum number of players is set to 2 for all of their rooms and a maximum of 6.
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