X-Door Valencia: Colours [Review]

Location: X-Door, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Spainjuego-ocio-valencia1

Date completed: May 2015 (4 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 9; Difficulty: 8.5; Atmosphere: 6; Fun: 8.5.

Requirements:

  • No language skills required
  • 2-5 players

 

You know how most escape rooms are dark and mysterious, right? Well, forget it. Colours is probably – and pardon my lack of originality – the most colourful room you’ll see around. Everything is bright, cute and colourful, there are props everywhere and at some point that amount of information adds to the challenge, because you are completely overloaded with – again – colours.

As with X-Door Valencia’s White and Black, Colours does not require any language skills.  All puzzles were cleverly done in a way that no reading or writing was necessary. We thought it was very nice, as it allows you to do a escape room even if you do not speak the local language.

I (Pá) am a big fan of happy colourful stuff (i.e. Little Pony, anime, unicorns) and loved to play a room that had a happy feel and some ‘childish’ touches, such as toys and posters. But the puzzles, oh dear, those were a big challenge even for four grown ups.

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X-Door Valencia: White & Black [Review]

Location: X-Door, Ciutat Vella, Valencia, Spainjuego-ocio-valencia1

Date completed: May 2015 (4 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 9; Difficulty: 8.5; Atmosphere: 7; Fun: 9.

Requirements:

  • No language skills required
  • 2-6 players

We joke that our first puzzle in X-Door Valencia was to find the venue. It is located in a large street of the Old City of Valencia where the numbers of each side of the road do not match. Do not be fooled by that and do not arrive late for this great room!

We booked White &Black with X-Door first as it was listed as their ‘easier’ room. Before starting, we asked in which languages the game could be played, as once more we were playing with my parents (who speak Portuguese) and Trapspringer (who speaks English). The staff smiled at us and said “I can speak to you in Spanish or English, but for the game you don’t need any language skills”. He was telling the truth: this game does not require a word of anything.  All puzzles are cleverly done in a way that no reading or writing is necessary.

This not mean it was easy at all.

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