Mystery Manila! We were lucky enough to grab an invite from them before their opening and they're too generous for letting us experience their two available mystery rooms! Their location is across Eastwood City (E Rodriguez Jr. Ave or C5) in the Libis area of Quezon City which is quite far from us but we still managed to be there on time! :D
Photography by Kiwi
Photography by Kiwi
Camera used was Canon EOS 60D
1 room, 1 mystery, 1 hour and 1 way out, can you solve it? There are 2 mystery rooms available, The Chained Chamber and Justice for Jamila. Both games started at the same time for us! Time and critical thinking are prominent keys to solve the mysteries! Your team needs cooperation to be able to find clues and connect them together. If your team can finish the challenge in a measly amount of time, your team will earn a record display in their mystery leaderboard plus your team will get a Mystery Manila shirts if you were able to solve the mystery challenge within 30 minutes! :D
The Chained Chamber
You and your friends are given 1 hour to escape the Chained Chamber devised by a psychopathic serial killer. Your group must make use of the riddles, puzzles and clues around to escape this deadly room. If your group fails to escape, you will be left for dead and stuck permanently inside the room. The choice is yours.
The Chained Chamber is more of getting the clues and using them to unlock the numbers that you need for the combination locks. We can't really unfold much of the deep details because that would spoil the game. You will get inside the room blindfolded and one of your hands will be handcuffed together with your friend's! There's also an intensifying background music just for you to feel the vibes that you're trapped in a room just like in the Saw movies! There are clues around you but these clues are not evident, you still need to connect the clues to get the combinations!
Justice for Jamila
Jamila Torres is the best private investigator in Manila. When she was about to solve the case for her employer, Mr. Castillo, she was murdered in her office by someone unknown. Now, it is up to you to follow the clues that Jamila left to solve this mystery within 1 hour.
Justice for Jamila is a complete different story from The Chained Chamber. If you're more into detective stuffs then this is the game for you! You must obtain Sherlock Holmes' investigation skills in order to give justice for Jamila. Just kidding, all you need is to trust your instincts! Use your heart and your brain to figure your way out! It's like a crime scene and clues are covert. Feel free to share what's on your mind because that might help solving the riddles. Clues might seem nothing because it's hidden but it's actually something you need. If your mind can no longer withstand the puzzling riddles, you can ask for clues from the game keeper but that would deduct the time that you still own.
We almost failed the challenge but we were able to finish the thrilling games within an hour! Phew! We solved the mysteries and survived the trapped-in-a-room experience! They served us cold beverages right after our intense challenge which came absolutely right in time! We only got Mystery Manila stickers because we finished the games for more than 50 minutes, but hooray for prizes and great souvenir! We enjoyed solving the mysteries and we utterly had a great time! Thank you Mystery Manila for the euphoric experience that your awesome games gave us! There will be new mystery rooms available every 3 months and we are looking forward to go back! You absolutely have to try their mystery challenges together with your family or friends! Having more players in your team makes your bill more affordable but their maximum players for a room is 5, if you have 5 people playing in your team then you only have to pay 400PhP per person! Booking for a mystery challenge is open for everyday (including holidays), Mystery Manila is open at 10AM until 9PM! If you're interested to play and solve their mystery games then feel free to book now! :D