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First escape room begs local Gamers to enter its enthralled portal

First escape room begs local Gamers to enter its enthralled portal

Image Games has brought escape games to Namibia, which is Namibia’s first Escape Rome, where the player needs to solve the mystery to get out. ‘In the Poacher’s Pincers’ is the name of the game with a theme inspired by current local events.

The room takes the players to the world of high rollers in the rhino poaching and ivory smuggling scene, a story of blackmail and threats leads them and a group of friends on a night of espionage to an executive’s office looking for evidence to bust a rhino poacher.

“It is extremely entertaining and fun, but also provides a decent challenge. The games are perfect as birthday or bachelor party starters which will guarantee laughs and buzz for the rest of the night. It is also an excellent team-building activity, as the tasks require various skill sets and team work to be completed” said Johannes Loytty, the co-owner of the funky Imagine Games Café where games, gaming and good coffee go hand in hand

‘In the Poacher’s Pincer’s’ is for groups of 3 to 7 people and can be played by anyone over the age of 15 and under 15 years olds should be accompanied by a parent due to the complexity of the tasks. The game room is located at Image Game Café, at the corner of Liliencorn and Luther Streets and is open from 11:00 to 20:00 on weekdays and 12:00 to 22:00 on Saturdays and with special request on Sundays. Game participation costs N$200 per person.

“Since the dawn of the concept in Japan just ten years ago, escape games have taken the world by storm and some of the largest cities in Europe and the USA already house tens, if not hundreds of individual escape rooms. This is a form of entertainment, mixing together problem solving, teamwork, story-telling and play, where a team of players are locked in a room filled with puzzles, codes and mysteries to solve in order to escape the room in one hour. The rooms are constructed under different themes ranging from daily life to fantasy topics but generally revolve around a mystery story which sets the premise of the room” Johannes explained.

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Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.