M.Essen sucht einen Mörder (M. Essen searches for a killer)

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M.Essen sucht einen Mörder (M. Essen searches for a killer)

  • Played October 2018
  • Essen, Germany

  • 60 minutes
  • 2-6 players
  • 2-3 players: 60€; 4-5 players: 80€; 6 players: 100€
  • Ages 14+. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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All three escape rooms that Findito offers are based on movies by Fritz Lang, a famous movie director. Our team had the opportunity to search for a killer and try to save a little girl playing M.Essen sucht einen Mörder (M. Essen searches for a killer).

Findito can easily be reached via Straßenbahn 109 (tram) or car. They do not have a parking lot but there is lots of public parking available in the area. The building is easy to spot and once you are inside very friendly staff as well as a spacious waiting area await you. The waiting area is decorated with posters for each escape room, all in the style of movie posters. There is plenty of seating and you can help yourself to some water or coffee and sweets (since we visited in October, there was Halloween-themed candy). Your valuables can be stored in lockers.

Like the movie M, this room is set in the 1930s which was clearly displayed by its interior. Furniture and props were chosen in accordance with this decade. We found only a few items that seemed not to fit as well; for example, the tablet used to communicate with our game master which did not have a holder and was loosely sitting on a chair. Other than that everything seemed to be of high quality and we especially enjoyed that hidden compartments and the like could not be spotted beforehand.

This room offers a variety of interesting and witty puzzles that were a lot of fun to solve. Various combination locks were involved which was fine, but – as a minor complaint – sometimes it was not easy to figure out which code went with which lock. However, we did enjoy that solving the puzzles required thinking outside the box as well as team work.

The interior of this room being on point made it very believable that we were back in the 30s. We felt like real detectives looking for evidence inside the house of the abducted girl’s mother. Since only a few items in the room seemed a little out of place (e.g. the tablet), the immersion in this room was rather high.

Overall, we had a blast playing this escape room! The theme and atmosphere combined with the witty puzzles were very enjoyable and it felt like one thing led to another without being sequential. We were told by the escape room staff that watching the movie M could enhance the experience, so we watched it afterwards and we have to admit that it definitely added to the fun. We would highly recommend this room (and watching the movie before or after playing) for beginners as well as experienced escape room players.

As a note we point out that the website of Findito is only available in German, but on request all rooms can be played in English or Russian.

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