Trapt: Madhouse [Review]

TraptLocation: Trapt and Lantern Ghost Tours, Point Cook, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Date completed: June 2017 (6 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 5.5; Difficulty: 5; Atmosphere: 7; Fun: 7.5.

Requirements:

  • Fluent English

In Trapt’s Madhouse, players are accused of a murder and must exonerate themselves within one hour. Sounds like a typical escape room scenario right? What’s not usual is that this escape room is located in a supposedly haunted location – a 19th century homestead in the middle of nowhere in Point Cook, South Melbourne.

Whenever we travel, both Pa and I really enjoy going on tours about ghosts and ‘dark pasts’. If nothing else, they provide a means to understand the lesser known ‘street histories’ of places and give insights into the lives of normal people. Like city walking tours, they’re also really good at giving visitors a feel on how to navigate a city. While were were looking for ghost tours to do in Melbourne, we came across Trapt’s Madhouse. Our interest suitably piqued, we made the booking and drove down with two friends.

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I’ll admit, the way there was pretty spooky.

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Trapt: Prohibition [Review]

TraptLocation: Trapt, Melbourne CBD, VIC, Australia

Date completed: June 2017 (3 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 6; Difficulty: 4.5; Atmosphere: 6.5; Fun: 8.

Requirements:

  • Intermediate English
  • 45 minute room

Some weeks ago, Trapt Bar & Escape Rooms retired their beginner level room Prison Break and added a new entry-level challenge to its patrons. Who would expect that the chosen theme for the new room would be Prohibition? In a bar?

Trapspringer and I joined another friend to give this new room a go, and we were not disappointed. It is simple, but well done. A very good room to bring friends who are new to the hobby, or to warm up the brains of a group willing to attempt harder rooms later!

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Trapt: Prison Break [Review]

TraptLocation: Trapt, Melbourne CBD, VIC, Australia

Date completed: Nov 2015 (2 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 6; Difficulty: 3.5; Atmosphere: 6; Fun: 8.

Requirements:

  • Fluent English.
  • Local (Australian) knowledge
  • 45 minute room

First up, we really did like playing this room. The scores may not seem high, but these guys did an extremely good job with a simple room. This is a good ‘intro room’ for rookies or if you only had a short time in Melbourne.

That was exactly the case for us. Our bus to the airport would leave in one hour, and Trapt is not far from Southern Cross station. Why not try breaking out of a prison, then? 😀

That’s the plot: You were incarcerated and want to escape. Game on!
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