The Room – Beast of Berlin – 7/10
June 1924, Berlin. The city suffers from a heat wave, but even the cooler nights don’t bring relief: a serial killer, called „The beast of Berlin“ is targeting young women in the dark streets of the city. Detective Ernst Gennat has a horrible suspicion: Could the murderer come from his own team? He plans to interrogate the suspect and wants you, as a member of a special detective force, to search the suspects office for proof of his crime during that time.
The gripping story with real historical background takes you right into the heart of Berlin in the roaring, but dark Twenties
Played January 2023
Our second room of the day was Beast. We start by routing through a suspects office. There were a good variety of puzzles in here, and plenty for all five of us to be doing so none of us got bored. Eventually this lead on to another room, and another, and another…each one gets more and more atmospheric as you go on. There is a reasonable amount of searching to do in Beast, but the other puzzles are well thought out and interesting.
The décor in the office feels very authentic, and in the more creepy rooms, while I’m not ever a fan of rubber body parts, the effort that has been put into the design is clear.
Beast, we felt, was weaker than the other games at The Room, but is still a great game. We’d recommend 3-5 in this one.
Theme/Immersion – 8
Puzzles – 6.5
Fun Factor – 7
Difficulty – 6
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