In our first online Escape Room, you find yourself in a mysterious room with just a piano and an old-timey telephone. The phone rings, and on the other end, a husky voice asks you for a password... The key to this room is to always keep in mind the hidden items, you never know when they'll be useful, and to think laterally: prompts like numbers and ‘parts’ usually have something to do with the structure of words.
This requires the clue found in the Orchestra Pit. You first need to identify the costumes belonging to Magic Flute characters. The music in the Orchestra Pit is labelled with character names – what are they?.
The Queen’s music also says 26=Z, 25=Y, etc. and that you should start simple and get more elaborate. This refers to the costumes and their sizes.
This requires the clue found in the piano room, in the benefactor’s letter. Several words are misspelled, with letters being doubled. What happens when you piece those letters together?
In the theatre, dancers are exercising in front of a big sign saying “THE BORDER”. The ballet positions they take are clues as to where to look. They start in Fourth Position – what does that mean in relation to that sign?
Things take a turn in our latest Escape Room. This time you must discover passwords to progress, one step at a time, all the while searching for your friend Maria and untangling a magicians conspiracy. Take note of the items you collect along the way, have a good look at each magician's poster, and pay close attention to the voice recordings.
Gregor’s riddle is important for this one: “21 black figures across a white ground…beside it, another, exactly the same”. What could that be referring to? If in doubt, look to Viola’s poster for inspiration.
There are two ways in here. Firstly, what’s on Elisio’s poster? Secondly, what does the riddle say? ‘Unwanted growth on a face, hand or toe. The sound one makes when one does not know. Remove from the middle what a pirate may crow’ - sound like you need to add two words together, and remove a ‘pirate noise’ from the middle. Hmm…
Each colour pairs with a sound that matches a button, right? But in what order do you click each button? If only you’d found an item that gave you a sequence of colours…
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