The story takes places in the 1950s in Czechoslovakia.
The second world war came to and end, Europe and the rest of the world was still a chaos, and the cold war was about to start. East and West were separated into two different political systems with Czechoslovakia being right between.
The resistance in Czechoslovakia collected some secret documents, hidden in a fallout shelter somewhere in the Czech capital. Our contact person informed us that the KGB, the security agency for the Soviet Union, was on its way to get these documents.
Luckily we received a message before them but we had only 60 minutes to find those documents.
If we did not find the documents on time and manage to escape before the KGB agents arrived, then Czechoslovakia would be lost along with our lives.
3. The Traps – Easy, hard or even weird?
No worries, we will not include any spoilers here!
Obviously we are not going to tell you about the traps and puzzles you have to solve at this escape room nuclear bunker.
However, before we give you an idea of the kinds of traps you will be facing. Do you need any language skills, special knowledge about history, sights, or anything?
Before playing surviving our first escape room, these were the kinds of questions we were asking ourselves.
And at the end, the only real thing you need is logic, and curiosity.
You will be facing traps you solve by logic combination!
Check out A and B and you will get C. It could be colours, numbers, letters …the options are endless! The traps are up to the creativity of the creators behind the game. Oh, and try to remember some physics classes from school back in the day.
That might help!
That is basically it.
There are no special language skills needed, nor any special knowledge.
So, the only thing you really need is
a geeky buddy or buddies to join you
a sense of humor, and
a playful attitude.
Oh, and your camera!
You want to take some photos after you saved the Czech Republic. You need to claim your victory later at home, right?!
The Team at Breakout Prague will happily take some photos with/ for your afterwards.
They will also share them on their facebook page.
After we managed to find the very well-hidden documents and to escape the room, we took our souvenir pictures. We put on the military coats and posed.
I was wearing an original military coat, combined with jeans and a black t-shirt with a typewriter on it.
„Back in the day, they would have killed you just by looking that ridiculous!“
– my brother told me.
I guess he was right, but hey, we just rescued the Czechoslovakia from the soviet time. Where is our medal?
4. A special Experience outside the Tourist box
Are escape rooms interesting for backpackers and travellers?
We think they are, no doubt!
The 60 minutes spent at Escape Room Nuclear Bunker were extremely funny and something different, relating nicely to the city and to the history of the country, as well as Europe.
You can play the escape room nuclear bunker with up to 6 players.
But what to do as a solo-traveller?
When staying at one of the best hostels in Prague, you can simply ask your hostel-mates! The price of playing this real-life game is quite low in our opinion. So the more players, the cheaper it is.
What are the Hostels in Prague that rate at the highest level?
However, I recommend to book as soon as possible. Do not be too spontaneous about it.
Own story: We wanted to play a room in Skopje. I figured we can be spontaneous. Well, most rooms do not open unless they have a reservation. Meaning, you cannot get them on the phone as easy.
Anyways, I called up 3 different games. One guy picked up, and we were able to play 3 hours later. Lucky! Therefore, plan a bit ahead. Especially in high season, summer. (no need to book 3 months ahead neither…)
We checked out several Escape Rooms and every one was different. We saw the website, the flyer, and some reviews. From the interior, and the ad it looked very interesting, no doubt.
But hey, who knows, right?!
Now that we have played the Nuclear Bunker Escape Game, we can tell you, that the game behind is even cooler and more fun than it originally looks!
We think the Real-life Escape room is a unique type of activity which is totally worth it to spend some coins on. Next time you are in Prague, bare this in mind.
We also recommend this as an activity for families. The game is not scary or anything (some escape rooms can be scary and in a horror theme!!). Especially for kids between 8 and 16 this one is super fun!