Lost HK: Exodus [Review]

IMG_6570Location: Lost HK, Causeway Bay (near Times Square), Hong Kong

Date completed: Jan 2016 (2 players). Succeded escaping (with extra time).

Creativity: 8.5; Difficulty: 6; Atmosphere: 6.5; Fun: 7.5

Requirements:

  • Basic English
  • 2-10 players
  • 45 minute room
  • Musical training (singing or instruments) not required, but can assist

Religous texts say Moses and his people escaped from the Pharaoh, left Egypt, and wandered in the desert for 40 years until they found the Promised land. Exodus, in Lost HK, proposes to replay that story in a bit more than 40 minutes. You will lead your people through this treacherous journey in this Old Testament escape room. What?! Come again?!

At first, Trapspringer and I didn’t know how to react at this room. We’d certainly never seen a religiously inspired one until now. Was it even serious? We talked to the gamemaster at the venue, who recomended it as her favorite room in the place. We had had good runs with Castiglione and Aokigahara, so we decided to try Exodus to satisfy our curiosity. It proved to be a really fun and elaborate room, with the craziest application of a technological device we’ve seen until now.

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Lost HK: Aokigahara [Review]

IMG_6570Location: Lost HK, Causeway Bay (near Times Square), Hong Kong

Date completed: Jan 2016 (2 players). Succeded escaping!

Creativity: 7; Difficulty: 6.5; Atmosphere: 5; Fun: 7

Requirements:

  • Fluent English, Cantonese or Mandarin
  • 2-8 players
  • 45 minute room
  • Full mobility

Aokigahara is a creepy forest near Mt Fuji Japan with the dark reputation of being a ‘suicide forest’. Tales say that mobile phones, GPS and all electromagnetic devices malfunction around the area and the local police often find deceased people over there. So when the plot of Lost HK’s Aokigahara  revolves around recovering a friend lost in the forest, we took notice and decided to give it a go after playing Castiglione.

Before our briefing started, a girl from another group asked if this room was scary. To our surprise, the gamemaster said “none of our rooms are scary”. Huh? How could it? What would we see inside?

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Lost HK: Castiglione [Review]

IMG_6570Location: Lost HK, Causeway Bay (near Times Square), Hong Kong

Date completed: Jan 2016 (2 players). Succeded escaping (with extra time).

Creativity: 8.5; Difficulty: 7.5; Atmosphere: 5; Fun: 7

Requirements:

  • Fluent English, Cantonese or Mandarin
  • 2-10 players
  • 45 minute room

Centuries ago, an Italian designer called Castiglione sculpted the statues of 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. They went missing, suspected to be in a palace he formerly lived in, and you have 45 minutes to retrieve the treasures before the bridge is lifted. Sounds like a pretty interesting story, huh?

We have to admit it was very hard to find attractive plots to play in Hong Kong. Lost HK, where we played Castiglione and a few other rooms, was the only one we actually felt like trying. Do you want to know why? Keep reading to find a few examples of things we refused to do 😛

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