Escaping The Egyptians

Indulge | Written By, Joannes Rhino |

“Slaves of Egypt, you are buried forever in this Dark Pharaoh Ancient Tomb, there is no way to escape… Except…” Yes, this is an adventure game; a rare and very interesting one. If you are running out of ideas for where to take your kids on a fun day trip during the weekend, you should consider this venue with its fun activity. Take a momentary break from the typical island attractions and get ready to enter a world of mystery.



Kids by nature are adventurous and curious creatures. They have a wild sense of imagination and are outright daring. Their minds are always ready for a challenge. For this reason, Totem Room Escape is the perfect place for them. However, this fun place is not limited to kids interests only, as adults can also have their sense of adventure and curiosity at the same level as the kids. At the end of the day, everyone will have a good time here.

Originally founded in Jakarta, Totem Room Escape is the first and the biggest reality room escape game in Indonesia. Here, puzzles are mixed with high tech gadgets, enclosed in themed decorated rooms to provide you an unexpected experience. This is an exciting indoor adventure which requires participants to stretch their imagination beyond the usual level and use their problem solving skills to escape a series of rooms, while the clock ticks away. Children and parents both will be put to the test, and only the best will survive. It is a total family entertainer.



The steps to play the game are very simple. Form a team of minimum 2 people and choose your challenge room. You only have 50 minutes to escape from the challenge room.

Totem Room Escape offers four challenge rooms to choose from. Though equally intriguing and stimulating, the difficulty level of each room is different. The four challenge rooms are “Locked in Darkland”, “Egyptian Secret”, “Mission Impossible”, and “Kidnapped” in ascending order of difficulty level. It is recommended that you do not play these games if you suffer from Nyctophobia or Claustrophobia. The “Egyptian Secret” room is particularly famous among the kids and appropriate for them. But, by all means continue to the higher level once you have crossed this one.



Initially, you will be taken to a video room where the game master will explain to you the rules of the games. You are not allowed to carry anything to the room. You need to keep your bag, wallet, phone and camera in a locker provided. You may need to choose a group leader who will be the first to enter the room and the leader’s foot is shackled with a padlock. The clue to opening the lock on the group leader lies within the room. You need to find it and open the lock on the leader. Once the leader is free, he goes on to finding the other clues/keys to free his teammates. But since the room is super dark and you are only provided with a very small torch, finding the key quickly is a challenge.

As the game named “Egyptian Secret”, you will strongly feel the Egyptian ambience around you. A coffin is placed in the last room with a mummy inside. The floor is covered with a lot of sand, which makes you feel that you are in the Egyptian desert. Treasure chests make you believe that you are in the land of gold and jewels. The background music, sound effects and the dim lighting are quite spooky, making you feel a little scared and successfully distracting you from finding the keys. Choose to use your clues wisely, not all at once, in case you successfully escape this room and need the remaining ones to play the other levels. Please note that all the clues are in English, and therefore kids might require more time to understand the puzzles.



Totem Room Escape is a fulfilling experience for your family. You get to exercise your brain and learn a lot about teamwork. It is a good change for kids, who nowadays are glued onto their mobiles phones and iPads playing meaningless games. With Totem Room Escape, kids are actually put into the heart of adventure. It is both enjoyable as well as a learning experience for them. It doesn’t really matter whether or not you manage to escape the room, because at the end of the day what matter is everyone has a great time.

Totem Room Escape
A : Jl. Kayu Aya No.18C, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali (near Seminyak Square, landmark Starbucks)
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Joannes Rhino

Joannes Rhino is a Editor in NOW! Bali Magazine



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