The Original Swiss Game: This game is modeled off the original AdventureRooms game in Bern, Switzerland.
The Black Queen: Fleeing from the clutches of the Black Queen, we had to find a way out before she caught up with us.
Pros: This was a very nice escape room experience from beginning to end. The game masters and owners were hospitable and kind. They clearly explained the rules and introduced us to the games. The rooms themselves had multiple puzzles with a logical game flow. A few red herrings distracted us at times but we progressed rapidly regardless. Overall this game had far fewer distractions than the average games we play. We encountered some unique puzzles and enjoyed the opportunity to use tools we had never seen before. We really enjoyed the experience.
Cons: A storyline in the Original Swiss Room could add to the experience. The hodgepodge of props and puzzles could fit a variety of themes. This is a great room to introduce newbies to a variety of puzzle types without being too overwhelming. If you are in Oslo, we definitely would advise you to check out AdventureRooms.
Hanseaticus: A group of smugglers have hidden their precious treasure. We had to locate the treasure and escape undiscovered.
The Crimson Hotel: A haunted hotel room housed dark secrets. We had to find a way out before we met our doom.
La Diva Supernova: An opera star has become the target of attack when a bomb is planted in her room. Our group had to find a way to defuse the bomb.
Pros: Escape Bryggen has three games in two different locations. The room in the heart of the historic district on the wharf was located in one of the old buildings in a back alleyway. This immediately added to the ambience. We arrived in Bergen in the morning and went straight to play the rooms. We had been awake for 32 hours and were exhausted from jet lag. We played all three games in a row with only about 15 minutes in between. We found our minds were foggy as we struggled to wake up enough to focus on puzzle solving. The rooms were particularly challenging, multi linear with lots of puzzles and locks. We slogged through the first game making slow progress and stumbling awkwardly as a result of the lack of sleep. We were not able to escape the first game. We did successfully escape the next two games as the adrenaline kicked in and we gained a bit more clarity with each game. The sets were basic but tied to the themes. The puzzles are all very logical, the game masters offered help as needed and the storyline of each room was outlined in the beginning.
Cons: There were so many puzzles in these rooms that it was difficult for two people. Three to four would be ideal here. Other than that and our need for sleep, these were solid escape room experiences. So far Norway has scored an A on escape rooms!
Dark Wizards Room: Dangerous sorcery is afoot. Some creepy magic was happening in this room and we decided to escape rather than find out what happens next.
Pros: This was the fourth escape room we played in Bergen. Thank goodness we had finally slept. Our brains were definitely flowing much quicker through this game than they had been the day before. We made good progress at first. The logical nature of the puzzles made for quick work. This room also had numerous puzzles at once. We needed no hints for the first 40 minutes and progressed at a rapid pace. The last fifteen minutes or so we felt like we hit a wall and requested our hints in rapid succession. These helped move us along but in the end we struggled on the very last puzzle. We literally shouted out the solution as the game master walked through the door. Unfortunately it was much too late. Overall this was a solid room escape with clear logical puzzlss and great game flow. The game master was ready to offer help as needed.
Cons: The room was decorated to theme but we did not know the storyline. Afterwards we were able to read the story on the Internet. It may have helped a bit playing the game and added to the experience. Otherwise this was a very enjoyable experience. When in Bergen, be sure to play at The Room.
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We are escape room fanatics who have played over 370 games in the U.S. and Europe. We love the art of escapology and we wanted to share our adventures in playing room escapes with you!
Rooms Played: 370