After establishing itself as one of Amsterdam's top attractions, Barcelona's very own Room of Riddles combines the knowledge of its international brand with local flavour to deliver two enthralling games, each tied to the city's unique personality. The first is The Art Collector in which you play a family member of the recently deceased Mr. Fabiolo, an eccentric old grouch, who decided that before anyone could benefit from his last will and testament they first have to decipher the meaning of his life's work. As you rifle through his elegant office, full of books of Spain's great painters, you will have to crunch numbers, solve word puzzles, and crack codes if you are to succeed. An appreciation of the arts will give you the edge in this challenge! The second game is called The Harbour Master and draws on Barcelona's maritime legacy (appropriately enough, since Room of Riddles is to be found in the city's Port Olimpic area, right by the marina and some of the best urban beaches), and you'll need the wits of Horatio Hornblower himself to get out of this one. You'll have to interpret flashing lighthouses, find and apply hidden co-ordinates, and dictate a recording in Morse Code to stand a chance. For larger groups there's the intriguing prospect of playing this room competitively, as Room of Riddles replicates the same set up in the adjoining room, meaning two groups can go head to head (allowing for up to 18 people to play at once). This option is perfect for team building events, or stag and hen groups looking for an extra edge to their escape room activity.
Me and my mate spent an afternoon at the Room of Riddles and we tried both rooms. The staff were super friendly and very happy with a great energy, we immediately felt super excited to get stuck in. The first room we tried was the Art collector which was quite challenging but a lot of fun. I felt smart when I managed to solve the puzzles and it was nerve racking to race against the clock. We also tried the Harbor Master room which was a bit more tricky.
reviewed by Amit from United Kingdom on Jul.27.2017