Challenge yourself to escape from one of the geme rooms at Totem Room Escape Bali...
Have you ever daydreamed of being a detective that can solve crimes? Or to be a secret agent on an impossible mission? Before your imagination becomes reality, you will need to head to Totem Room Escape Bali in Seminyak to test yourself on whether you are capable of solving riddles and finding yourself way out of locked rooms in a short period of time.
Hiding under a pizza joint and behind a store, Totem Room Escape Bali surely knows how to build their “tricky” character. The word “tricky” is applied in so many aspects, including the location of this attraction. To get to Totem Room Escape Bali one needs to walk through a tiny alley and reach the lobby, whose walls are full of Polaroid photos of guests that have come to the place. Those pictures also depict how complex yet fun the games are by showing the people’s facial expressions – some are happy and proud to have accomplished the game in time, while others are confused and maybe curious why they didn’t finish on time. However, they all have that one similar look in common – that they are hooked and addicted to the game! And that is what I actually felt after trying out one of the games at Totem Room Escape Bali as well.
Are you curious what they have in store? Come and join my adventure...
The Secret Agent
Together with three friends of mine, I walked into Totem Room Escape Bali with low expectations on the difficulties of the game. When we arrived the staff told us that there were four rooms to choose from, each one with a different difficulty level. “Locked in Darkland” is the easiest, followed by the “Egyptian Secret”, “Kidnapped” and “Mission Impossible”. The latter is the hardest yet the favorite of them all, and is perfect for from two to six people. The staff suggested we take the “Mission Impossible”, and although we hesitated for a second we did agreed with a high level of confi dence.
One of the staff then led us to a locker room where we stored our footwear, bags and phones, as we were not allowed to bring these belongings into the game room. Then we followed her to a transit room where a television screen was displayed, showing us the rules of the game. One of the rules said that we were only given two chances to ask the game master for clues using a walkie-talkie – and trust me, this walkie-talkie helped a lot when we felt clueless.
“You only have 50 minutes to get out of the room. Good luck!” said the staff. Then our quest to unfold a mystery began. The first door took us to a room filled with paintings and a treasure box, and led us to the next room where we found another treasure box and a folding ladder – I think you can guess which one of those things took us to the following room that resembled a pipe room.
Our group kept on scouting for clues and trying to solve puzzles to get us into the next room. What I loved the most is the fact that these challenges pushed us to work as a team and to think outside the box as each room has obscure, unique and tricky codes to reveal – some even had the element of surprise that divided our group into two yet made us even more solid at the same time. This game was a lot of fun as it allowed us to play secret agents in the kind of action that we usually see in movies, from the moment the game began until the end.
Time was ticking as we were trying to get out of the last room. But that’s what we called it a challenge – we nearly finished, so we gave our best effort to open the last door. And we did it... Although we did not make it in 50 minutes’ sharp, it was the teamwork and cohesive action that actually counted. From the around 50 minutes we spent in the game room, our group learned that everything is possible with a positive mindset and a great team. And this experience intrigued us enough to try the other game rooms. Challenge accepted?
Totem Room Escape Bali
Jalan Kayu Aya no. 27, Seminyak
By Suhartina Sindukusumo