The Enigma Room

The Enigma Room, Sydney: Address, Phone Number, The Enigma Room Reviews: 4.5/5

The Enigma Room
4.5
About
The Enigma Room is Sydney's most innovative independent escape room venue. Suited for small groups of 2-6 people, you and your team will be given a back story that includes an objective, and you will only have 60 minutes to complete your mission and escape the room by working as a team to solve a series of puzzles that will test your logic, lateral thinking and ingenuity.
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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
How to get there
  • Town Hall • 2 min walk
  • Museum • 6 min walk
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Noel
Australia1 contribution
Escape Room: "A Temporal Tangle"
Jun. 2020
Escape Room: "A Temporal Tangle"

By: The Enigma Room
Location: Sydney
Last played: June 27, 2020
Escaped: Yes, but 2-3 minutes overtime. So no.

Description:
The Future Directions Bureau sent their top agent (code name Fox) on a crucial mission in the 21st century to preserve the timeline. However, Agent Fox has now disappeared from the time stream. Enemy action is suspected - it’s up to you to trace his whereabouts and save the future.

Creativity of puzzles: 8 out of 10
Atmosphere: 4 out of 10
Difficulty: 7 out of 10
Fun: 9 out of 10

My tip: You gotta rearrange them in a sort which you think will make sense.”

Comments:
The theme of the escape room (time-travel) doesn’t match that well with the atmosphere inside the room. But this is the most jampacked escape room I have experienced when it comes to the number of puzzles so far, and I had fun trying to solve all of them. Though many, the puzzles are also really feasible to solve by an average guy if he really tries to think them through. So somehow, its puzzles are above average when it comes to difficulty.

There won’t be any situation you’ll get stuck too long in one puzzle because the moderator is messaging you to help you using the provided iPad device in the room.

The escape room doesn’t have a built-in countdown timer, so you have to look at your iPad device every time-check.

The room is narrative-heavy. I didn’t get the story that much when we get through the puzzles (the puzzles have in-story texts) because I was too focused on the clues. That’s why the ending was kind of fuzzy. Feel free to consume your time understanding the story while in the game. But regardless of fuzziness, the ending was kinda cheesy as well.
Written 27 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RTMcConnell
1 contribution
First Time Escape Room Experience
Feb. 2020
This was our inaugural visit to an escape room , and I had specifically chosen The Enigma Room given its reviews. Our team/family consisted of myself, my wife and our two young adult daughters, and we had chosen "A Temporal Tangle" for our challenge. The experience was great! We were welcomed and briefed on the game promptly by the staff and made it through the challenge with one push hint via our iPad that is provided to participants. I commend The Enigma Room on its ideas and stories and the overall professionalism in their welcome and debriefing of guests. Overall, I would rate this as a perfect introduction to the escape room experience.
Written 2 March 2020
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AEC
5 contributions
Unique Puzzles and Fantastic Staff
Jan. 2020
I've been to around 12 escape rooms all over Sydney, and so far me and my friends have agreed that this is our favourite experience. A member of staff is gamesmastering your room exclusively, so if you need a clue or even have technical difficulties, they'll know about it and be ready to help. We found the staff friendly and had a great energy, so would definitely recommend. The puzzles were also extremely unique and very varied, so your not just decoding lock after lock. Overall, fantastic experience!
Written 23 February 2020
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mrteenee
Sydney, Australia75 contributions
Great party visit for teenagers
Jan. 2020
We had a teenagers party here and Enigma compares very well to some of the other escapee's rooms my kids have done.

They did the room with 1minute to spare so they were very happy to include themselves as above average.

The games master was well spoken and friendly with a bunch of kids some of whom were a little apprehensive and she did well to explain clue prompting if needed. The passive aggressive approach sounded clever "I'll ask you if you need a clue because I think you need one or if you are headed in the wrong direction.

Right near Town Hall station so really well located.
Written 6 January 2020
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Kaz
2 contributions
Alright
May 2019 • Friends
I did the In Memoriam one first with a group of 3. That one was really good, some nice puzzles and minimal help.

The second time I did doctor disaster wasn't as good. The puzzles were easier but the most annoying this was the amount of hints we were given. We started off in hard mode but as we were a bit slow at the start they started to give us clues which was nice because sometimes you need one to get rolling. However, after that, every time we didn't get a puzzle on the first go or were taking our time trying to look around and figure things out ourselves (or when we had just discovered a puzzle), they would bombard us with hints we never asked for. These hints essentially gave us the answers which was annoying because we had figured it out ourselves or were just about to figure it out had they given us a minute more.

We ended up finishing the escape room in 45 minutes but it felt very rushed and was unsatisfying because they gave us most of the answers even though we didn't ask for them. Would have preferred they just give us a clue when we asked even if it meant we wouldn't get out in 60 minutes.
Written 7 May 2019
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Annie Z
3 contributions
Overall good, but not as engaging for more experienced folk
Feb. 2019 • Friends
The room we did was "In Memoriam". The progression was linear, and had some good puzzles. There were some high tech mechanisms that did not involve the standard lock. However, some puzzles were simple, a bit cheap, giving you that 'facepalm' moment
Written 10 February 2019
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Lolly969
Sydney, Australia57 contributions
First Escape Room
Nov. 2018 • Friends
First time my friend and I had ever done an escape room, so we can’t compare Enigma-Memorium to others, but we had an awesome time. Lots of puzzles, good difficulty level (glad we got hints tho!) and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to do another one!
Written 3 November 2018
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iamninoace
Sydney, Australia763 contributions
Enigmatically Obssessing
Oct. 2018 • Friends
Been to a couple of escape rooms in different countries and I have to say that this is one of the better ones. Puzzles are complex but solvable. I love how hints are still ‘puzzly’ and not ‘give-aways.’ The rooms are large. Truly fun and entertaining. Highly recommended!
Written 30 October 2018
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Nutik_15
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
Great first escape room experience
Oct. 2018 • Friends
This was my first escape room experience and it didn’t disappoint. The hosts are lovely and we had a great GM who stepped in and gave us hints just when we needed. We played In Memoriam - the story is great and they also give you a background of what’s happened before you enter the room. The decor is a bit simple and not very exciting, there are no special effects of any kind but the puzzles are thoughtfully designed and are interesting and creative. Really makes you think outside the box.
And yes, we escaped!
Written 15 October 2018
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Austin T
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia1 contribution
Best escape room experience in Sydney
Aug. 2018 • Friends
The escape room was fun and challenged us! Good for groups small or large. Would definitely suit experienced escape room players and also first time players. Highly recommend
Written 6 August 2018
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