Escape Room Porto
No Way Out Escape Room Porto: No Way Out... or maybe not
"Invictus" is the first and only escape room in Porto about Porto's history. And we have already experienced it at the No Way Out Escape Room
On Rua Alexandre Braga, overlooking the Bolhão Market, No Way Out was one of the last escape game rooms to open in Porto. The best location could not have been better to launch Invictus, the first game dedicated to the history of the city, created by five friends: Pedro Balreira, Maria João Capelas, Ivo Ferreira, Salomé Moreira and Daniela Nunes. Inside the room, they ask us to go back to the 19th century, trying to recover "some memories of our history".
Once the mobile phones are stored in a box, the 60 minutes start to count. Between riddles and charades, we come across Camilo Castelo Branco, the Infante D. Henrique and Porto monuments - which we can't reveal, for the sake of those who are still going to play. From clue to clue, there are codes to open padlocks and a series of puzzles asking for logical reasoning. "Well done historians," they encourage us over the microphone. "You don't need to use force, or climb walls", they had already warned us at the entrance. But it does feel like it. With 23 minutes to go and no way to solve a puzzle. Group dynamics is fundamental in these games, so the journalist and photographer needed a bigger team - the maximum is six people. After 60 minutes, they let us continue until we finish the game - a privilege given to anyone, if there are no other groups booked. At the end, they serve us a glass of port and remind us of the aim of these games: "The most important thing is that people have fun". We didn't get into the hall of fame, admittedly, but we left in good spirits.
Source : Toad