I got a call from Escape Roomers (Munich). They were travelling to London and were looking for additional explorers to join their quest for Pharaoh Khufu’s Chamber. Legend had it that the Chamber was cursed. All who remained there longer than 60 minutes were said to be destined to guard the Pharaoh’s tomb and his treasure for all eternity…….
No pressure then!
Were we up for the challenge?
You bet we were.
And so my team of Invitation To Events explorers arrived at the ante chambers, or foyer at Escape Rooms London Bridge just off Tooley Street, to begin our mission.
Pharaoh’s Chamber – A Cursed Tomb
We introduced ourselves to our fellow explorers and swapped stories of escape rooms we’d played throughout Europe. The Games master was surprised we had not met before embarking on this adventure.
He told us we were the 100th raiders to enter Pharaoh Khufu’s tomb. It seems the first 99 explorers had perished in the chamber, although no bodies had been found. We were given an hour to find the Pharaoh’s treasure, and light all the flames of the gods, to escape.
We were shown into a large room with Egyptian statues all around the room. As the door shut, we started searching for clues. There was a good selection of puzzles arranged in a nonlinear game play. We were able to split up, search and solve, joining together and parting as puzzles were solved. One puzzle that stumped us for a long time. It turned out to be something that was formerly a puzzle but had now been retired and was just a prop!
It was good to see we were making progress throughout the game, as we kept lighting the flames of the gods around the room.
It was down to the final light and we huddled together a little stumped. Finally we solved it and managed to escape within the time limit and without needing clues! Amazing.
So happy to have our celebration photo taken and given pride of place on the Escape Rooms wall.
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