Like most people, Chris and I abhor crowds. While we love visiting museums and historic attractions, we try to visit during non-peak hours. We also love finding activities that are unique to each destination and less frequented by the masses. Sometimes, these are the most memorable experiences of our trip.
I was recently made aware of an alternative attraction, called HintQuest, located in Munich, Germany. It is a "live escape game" or a real life version of those video games where you have to solve a series of puzzles to unlock a room. While I have not experienced it myself (yet!), I thought it was an intriguing idea that might appeal to BV readers.
You and a group of 2-6 people are locked in room and given 60 minutes to figure out how to escape. You must work as a team to solve a series of puzzles & riddles in order to unlock the door to your room before time is up. The game requires all group members to work together creatively and efficiently!
- Family-friendly activity that will provide entertainment for both adults and kids. Now that Chris and I have Benjamin, we keep a running list of activities that we can enjoy with him when he is a little older. This seems like a good way to break up a day of historical sightseeing for kids.
- Team building fun for corporate groups, students, bachelor/bachelorette parties or just a group of friends looking for something different.
- Perfect activity for inclement weather. Avoid the rain/snow/heat at HintQuest and then celebrate your victory with a stein of fresh beer at a local bierhaus.
- It's a great way to exercise the mind, challenge yourself and take a break from the massive tourist crowds.
HintQuest receives phenomenal reviews on TripAdvisor, with over 220 ranked as "excellent".
Sadly, Chris and I won't be in Munich for a while to try it out, but I reached out to HintQuest for more information and they kindly offered a 10% discount for the first 20 Beyond Voyage readers that book a room! Just mention our blog when you make a reservation.
Upon further research, there are several of these live escape games located in major cities throughout the world, so if you can't make it to Munich, there might be a similar activity at your next destination, or better yet, in your hometown.
If you try HintQuest or any other live escape game, PLEASE write in and let us know what you think!
Note: HintQuest did not sponsor this blog post. I'm writing about it because I think it would be a fun activity and a unique way to spend a couple of hours in Munich :)