Black Hole by Save Amsterdam is the first room we played in the Dutch capital. Save Amsterdam has three rooms where players have to save the city from some kind of catastrophe. In the case of Black Hole you have to save it from being destroyed by a black hole formed by mistake during a physics experiment.
The decoration and the sound effects improve the immersion. The room is quite large and has several interesting spaces and devices. We recommend playing with more than two players, otherwise it will be quite difficult. The number of riddles to be solved in just 60 minutes are numerous and you can’t stop for a minute! This is quite challenging, difficult and exciting at the same time.
The game master is pragmatic, correct and very direct, but in this room they don’t play any kind of role. The post-game talk was very quick, although they allowed us to enter the room again to revisit and explain some of the puzzles.
According to its website, only 40% of players manage to escape on time. In our case we did not manage to do it, but being only two players and seeing that we were solving the riddles fluently, the game master gave us extra time so we could leave and thus end up pleased.
We chose this room because it had a good score in blogs and rankings and we read in several reviews that it had an English version. It did not disappoint us since we enjoyed the originality and variety of enigmas to solve.
- The puzzles for those who love physics.
- The difficulty for small groups.
And if you manage to stop the Black Hole from destroying Amsterdam, you can complete your plan as follows:
Herengracht 287, Amsterdam
It is far from the room, but it was the place where we had dinner just before escaping. Small and cozy Indonesian food restaurant in the center of Amsterdam. We loved the satay, skewers of grilled meat with sweet sauces. The special desserts include the amazing pisang goreng.