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Hint Hunt

An 'Escape Room' might sound like something out of a Hollywood horror film, but it is in fact an international craze that's an entertaining cross between a game show and a Sherlock Holmes novel.

The global Escape Room craze started in Japan, marketed at stressed city dwellers looking to relieve the pressures of urban life by becoming the fantasy heroes of their own real-life video game.

At Hint Hunt's escape room you and your team are locked inside a mysterious crime scene where you are tasked with finding various clues and snippets of evidence in order to escape with enough time to prove your innocence. The game is meticulously well put together filled with enough red herrings to steer you right off course, as well as some very satisfying solutions that should (if you spot them in time) put you right back on top of things.

Cryptic clues are occasionally meted out to the team via a plasma screen in the room by the staff who are watching on camera. That said, do not be lulled into a false sense of security. On average only half of the players at Hint Hunt make it out in the allotted time – 60 minutes.

If it is your first time, save face and go for the 'easier' of the two escape room options. And even if you've tackled an escape room before (as we had), just remember there are always new and infuriating ways to be bamboozled!

Hint Hunt's escape room is best enjoyed by a group of four to six people, any less and you'll probably find it too tricky to solve some of the puzzles. Teens from around the age of 14 should find Hint Hunt perfectly challenging. It also makes for a great fun team-building event.
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There are six sessions per day, the first at 10:00 and the last at 18:45, on Sat there is also a session at 20:30. Closed Mon.

Advanced booking is essential, sessions can be booked online. Teams should arrive 15 minutes before their start time to go over the rules of the game.

Price/Additional Info

Costs R228 per player.

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