This is an escape room: an immersive puzzle-solving experience that will test your mental and problem-solving skills and to everyone's delight, it is being offered in English and Chinese.
An escape room is basically a real-life version, but inside a "video game" where you are trapped in a room with some other participants and must explore around you until you can find the key to escape within a certain period. of time. Some escape rooms are purely problem solving, while others have a story with an immersive atmosphere to drive participants' action.
In recent years, Escape Room tem se popularizado muito. Desde as primeiras realizações do jogo que se iniciarão por volta do ano 2000, o Número de escape rooms fixas cresceram para aproximadamente 3.000 ocorrendo globalmente e com o Número de participantes de aproximadamente 1,6 milhões.
Escape Room in Asakusa
In Japan, the SCRAP corporation is the pioneer in the genre and is very popular with Japanese puzzle fans. In addition to offering various scenarios for their escape rooms, they also host special large-scale events. For example, they have already held an escape event at Tokyo Dome.
From 2015 SCRAP started offering two of its most popular room escapes, Escape from the Red Room and Escape from the Haunted Manor, both in English and Chinese. at the Real Escape Room Asakusa. Both cost ¥ 1,800 in advance and ¥ 2,300 at the door.
Escape from the Red Room looks extremely simple, but it is not. Six participants are locked in a room painted entirely red, with nothing but two padlocked doors. They have 30 minutes to discover the code that will unlock the exit, something that only about 3% of groups can do. Fortunately, participants can have a 10-minute extension for an additional ¥ 800, but even so, the success rate is around 15%.
Escape from the Haunted Manor has a somewhat scary story as it concerns a murdered child and strange disappearances that horror fans will love. Gameplay is more involved than Escape from the Red Room, combining elements of haunted house, treasure hunting and problem solving, plus low and high lights and scary music to distract and scare. The rules of cost and time are the same as Red Room.
Other Escape Room
For the third year running, SCRAP is also collaborating with Tokyo Metro to offer The Underground Mysteries, a problem-solving game that takes you around the Tokyo subway system to find clues. If you can complete all the puzzles, you can enter the final answer on the SCRAP website to complete the game. From 2015 this game started to be offered in English and Chinese.
Unlike the traditional Escape Room format, The Underground Mysteries allows you to solve the puzzle at your own pace. In addition to the game materials, it includes an entire day with the Tokyo Metro open only for the event, so participants can move freely between stations and take about four hours to complete the game. One of the cool things about the game is that participants can access places they normally wouldn't be able to visit.
With multiple languages and a variety of different games now available, there is nothing to stop you from pitting your brain against SCRAP puzzle masters if you are in Japan, except perhaps a little claustrophobia. But even then, you won't feel like the walls are starting to close over you. Unless, of course, they are really closing ...
There is also an Escape Room in Brazil in the city of São Paulo. Finally, let’s leave some links that can help you to know more about an Escape Room.
- Escape Room in São Paulo
- Scrap’s official website
- Tokyo Official Website