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Sherlocked set off fireworks! Grand opening of a new escape room The Alchemist and puzzle contest

Sherlocked set off fireworks! Grand opening of a new escape room The Alchemist and puzzle contest

Anna Kryśkow |

A new escape room is always a joy for lovers of this type of entertainment. Especially if the company responsible for the premiere already has two highly valued escape rooms. Today ariticle about the Dutch company Sherlocked, its new project, the amazing contest and its prizes!

Last week I wrote an article Incredible puzzle and escape room competitions from around the world in which I stated that there are not many escape room and puzzle competitions. How good it is to be wrong! I am reaching out to more and more puzzle events around the world and I have to share them with you.

Welcome to Sherlocked!

Many of you are probably familiar with the award-winning Dutch company Sherlocked. One of its rooms – The Vault (TERPECA 2018 #7 in the world) is considered by experienced escape room enthusiasts to be a must play when visiting the Netherlands. Why is The Vault so great? Amsterdam's room, for all intents and purposes, is not exactly an escape room you know. Both the creators and players describe it as an immersive experience – something that goes beyond the classic escape room scheme and very much engages players, who begin to doubt whether they are still in the middle of a paid game or in the real world. 

The Alchemist – grand opening soon!

In addition to the aforementioned The Vault, the company has another, more classic escape room – The Architect, also highly rated by players and awarded for years (TERPECA 2018 winner). Now the Sherlocked team wants to show off another project they've been working hard on for the last months.

The Alchemist announcement, Shelocked.nl

To celebrate the opening of its new room – The Alchemist, Sherlocked has prepared a six-week puzzle contest, which will take place on the company's social media and website. The contest will run from November 24 to December 29. Every week on Thursday at 6 PM CET, one of the six puzzles gets released on Sherlocked's Instagram account. 

What are the prizes in Sherlocked's contest? 

This is what can encourage many to participate!

“Each week, one contestant will win a home mystery experience, such as:

  • Table-top mystery games from Diorama and Society of Curiosity,
  • A full year subscription for the Curious Correspondence Club,
  • The Arcane Store’s Codex Silenda puzzle book,
  • Spectre and Vox’s limited-edition haunted house table-top game.
     

Aside from these weekly prizes, one player who correctly submits the answer to a final, seventh puzzle will receive a VIP ticket to play The Alchemist, which includes a rare behind-the-scenes tour of Sherlocked’s process, and a two-night stay at the Zoku hotel in Amsterdam.”

The contest prizes, Sherlocked.nl


I don't know what you think about it, but the grand prize convinced me to take part in this contest! I've always wanted to visit Amsterdam, and The Vault is on my list of attractions to see. Hurry up, you have 2 days to think about taking part in The Alchemist contest!

More information about the contest and the company can be found on Sherlocked website, on Instagram and in the press release.

Anna Kryśkow

Anna Kryśkow

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Journalist and indologist by profession. Writer, marketer, tarantulas keeper and urbex explorer by heart. In the meantime I’m playing escape rooms and board games, and wondering how I can find time to sleep (still dunno). I was born to write - my favourite forms of expression are extensive articles preceded by a long research, and horror stories (for some it’s the same).

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