During my time in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok for my third TBEX Travel Blogging Conference. I was given the opportunity to go on a nerdy adventure. I got to experience my first ever escape room at Ticket To Mystery.
What is an Escape Room?
In an escape room groups of 2-5 players are put thrust into an immersive and interactive roleplaying game where you have to solve puzzles and look for clues to solve the mystery and ultimately escape within the 1-hour time limit.
In Ticket To Mystery, the theme is time travel. Players take on the role of time travelling detectives ( Made me feel like a timelord) travelling to through time to Feudal Japan, London in the 1950’s in the pursuit of Jack the Ripper and even into the post-apocalyptic world of 2035 on a mission to save humanity.
Accompanied by fellow bloggers Chris from Aussie On The Road, Alice from Teacake Travels, Cherie from Flight of the Travel Bee, and Rutavi from Photo Katha set forth to Bangkok’s Gateway Ekkamai Mall to put on our detective hats and tackle two of the four escape rooms on offer.
Upon arriving we divided into two team’s of three and our group of Alice, Rutavi and myself jumped straight into the deep end tackling one of Ticket To Mystery’s harder room’s Ghost Train. Thrust into a dark post-apocalyptic setting with blaring sirens and an ominous one-hour timer counting down, We frantically all got to work looking for clues and trying to solve the many puzzles and riddles before it was too late and all of humanity was lost.
Unfortunately for us and all of future mankind this room defeated us and we were unable to solve the mystery in time. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Despite our failure, we still had a lot of fun.
Next up our group took a timey wimey trip through time to 1950’s London, Hot on the trail of Jack The Ripper. With slightly bruised ego’s from failing in the future, we were determined to make up for it by succeeding in the past.
This easier room proved to be my favourite of the two. With a great old London atmosphere, murderous theme and puzzles that were difficult enough to prove a challenge but still fun at the same time. Our group succeeded in solving this mystery and escaping the room with 15 minutes to spare.
What you need to know about Ticket To Mystery
Ticket to Mystery is Located in Bangkok Thailand on the 3rd floor of the Gateway Ekkamai Mall on Skuhumvit Soi 42. easily accessible by BTS as well as Taxi or for those brave a scooter taxi. Each game costs 800 baht (roughly $22) USD for a one hour game.
Overall I really enjoyed my experience pretending to be a time lord and travelling through time, solving mysteries at Ticket to Mystery and will definitely be keeping an eye out for more Escape Rooms in my future travels.
Have you ever been to an escape room? what was your experience like?
Disclaimer: I was a guest at Ticket To Mystery but as always opinions are my own.