In Budapest, you can pay to be locked in a room where you must solve puzzles, find clues, and use your logic to escape.
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In a ramshackle old building in Budapest, tourists pay to be locked up in a room and try to escape by solving a series of mysterious clues, opening locks and finding their way out.
“Rabbit Hole”, inspired by the 19th Century English novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, is one of some 100 or so escape-room games that have sprung up in the Hungarian capital in the last three years, becoming a top attraction for tourists.
Escape games take advantage of Budapest’s many decrepit cellars and old rundown houses. These same spots served as venues for the city’s popular “ruin bars” in the past decade.
Hungary last week held its first nationwide festival of escape games, with hundreds of teams, Hungarian and foreign alike, entering dozens of rooms across the country.