The Lost Treasure is one of the three rooms offered by The Room in Berlin at the moment. Although it uses a more common theme concerning a whip wielding, hat wearing adventurer in search of a lost sacred cup, it puts an interesting spin on it. The construction and design of the room stand out the most.
The reception area is pretty standard, with a few couches and seats. There are several puzzles to keep you busy while you wait for the previous team to finish. They offer complimentary drinks and they provide lockers as well. The staff that greeted us was friendly and they also spoke English – as none of us know German. The area is accessible by public transportation, and you can easily spot their logo upon arrival.
During some repairs under the Humboldt University, maintenance workers made a remarkable discovery, uncovering the entrance to a previously unknown facility. An immediate search by the workers seems to have backfired, as nobody has seen or heard anything from them. Officials have closed the entry and are currently looking for a team of experienced archeologists to attempt a mission to unveil the location’s secrets.
The creators put a lot of work into the design of the room. When you walk into the room, the amount of details and objects surrounding you is overwhelming. Everything is carefully placed which contributes to the immersion into the atmosphere immediately. The room evolves in an unpredictable way and the team requires coordination and communication to advance. Overall we really enjoyed with the quality of the decorations and attention to detail
We liked the variety of puzzles and a lot of them required interaction with a lot of the environment. Almost all of them required either communication or attention to detail as there were few physical puzzles in the game. Although we enjoyed the puzzles, we felt that some of them were a bit fragile (one of ours broke) or required a particular observation which prevented the whole team from moving forward. Overall we enjoyed the room especially because there is a lot of moving around involved.
We interacted with the Game Master through a walkie talkie. They gave us useful clues and we managed to move on every time we reached an impasse. The Game Master knew English very well which helps non-German speaking teams. At the end of the game we spent a few minutes for debriefing and feedback.