Mystery Rooms in Nungambakkam is the challenge you should take on now. For those of you unfamiliar with how this game room functions — you and your squad of 2-6 play protagonists are set in a perilous scenario and are tasked with saving the world and you have to ultimately escape the locked room you’re “trapped” in. You do so by solving a trail of puzzles littered around the room. There are plenty of clues as well and each scenario/room has a timer of 60 minutes within which you must escape the room. Puzzles can vary from basic arithmetic to pattern recognition and problem-solving. To that end, while kids are allowed, we think that anyone over the age of 16-18 will have a lot more fun than anyone below.
The Chennai Mystery Rooms has four themed rooms, with the first one, Lockout being the most popular. The plot is reminiscent of Prison Break as you’re tasked with breaking out of a prison after being wrongfully convicted. Rooms are categorised based on difficulty with Lockout being the easiest. The other three rooms are much harder with puzzles being a lot more complicated. One has you stealing the Kohinoor diamond from a hi-tech museum, the other has you escaping a haunted fort and the last one has you solving a murder mystery with a killer on the loose. You can expect to pay around INR 500-700 total per game for a group of four. All mystery rooms are a chance to flex your brain muscles and we’re excited to go check this one out so watch this space for more.