The Disappearance of the Zanetti Train: our test of the Secrets Hunters train escape game

Published by Laurent de Sortiraparis · Published on July 10th, 2024 at 05:34 p.m.
Attention fans of trains and mysteries of all kinds... Secrets Hunters, escape games in Nation, invites you to discover one of its most mysterious rooms, La Disparition du Train Zanetti. Immerse yourself in the enigma of the luxurious train that disappeared in 1911 and try to solve its mystery. We've tested it, and we'll tell you all about it (well, almost all)!

Investigate the disappearance of a train... That's what Secrets Hunters, anescape game located on the Place de la Nation in Paris, offers you with its room La Disparition du Train Zanetti. This room takes you back to 1911, aboard a train, in search of passengers who have disappeared without a trace...

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Synopsis of the escape game The Disappearance of the Zanetti Train at Secrets Hunters :

"In 1911, the Zanetti company's luxury train vanished into a tunnel from which it never emerged, while on its maiden voyage between Rome and Milan. No trace of the train or its 104 passengers has ever been found. The Secrets Hunters agency sends you out just after the train enters the tunnel to explore the area. Can you find out what happened to the train and its passengers?

Inspired by a true story, this escape game takes you, as the synopsis explains, back to July 1911, aboard the luxurious Zanetti train, which disappeared on its maiden voyage. No trace of the train has ever been found. Secrets Hunters, specialists in solving mysterious disappearances, recruits you as detectives to find out what happened to the train and its passengers. Immersed for 60 minutes in the vast and magnificent scenery of an early 20th-century luxury train, you'll have to use deduction and cohesion to solve this historic mystery.

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Our test of the escape game The Disappearance of the Zanetti Train at Secrets Hunters :

A room that Sortiraparis editors were lucky enough to test. And we're not going to lie, it's one of our favorites! As for the puzzles, they're all really varied, making for a very enjoyable and well-paced experience... Quite simply, there's never a dull moment! It's breathtaking, and beyond the riddles, their configurations are also out of the ordinary, their resolution taking on another dimension, all in a relatively simple, yet surprising way (it's nebulous? You'll understand when you discover it).

As for the decor, it's to die for! The train is extremely well reconstituted, taking you from the dining car to a three-compartment car, then on to the locomotive. Immersion is complete, and it's easy to imagine yourself back in 1911 in pursuit of the missing passengers. Note, too, the well-thought-out scenery elements which, once installed according to the situation (we're spoiling you a bit: there's an explosion and a landslide), enhance immersion and the consequences of our actions even further. In short, it's an absolute blast!

In all, it took 59 minutes and 34 seconds... That's how close we came to being stuck in 1911! But it was well worth the effort, as we came away with a big smile on our faces, satisfied to have succeeded! A real favorite, then... All that remains is for you to discover it and make up your own mind!

Note that The Disappearance of the Zanetti Train can be played by a group of 2 to 5 people, making this escape game perfect for outings with friends or family. Thanks to an adaptable level of difficulty, it's suitable for beginners and experienced detectives alike. So, are you ready to take up the challenge and unlock the secret of the Zanetti Train? Get ready for a memorable adventure with Secrets Hunters!

Practical information

Location

17 Place de la Nation
75011 Paris 11

Access
RER A or metro lines 1, 2, 6 or 9 "Nation" station

Prices
Par personne, à partir de: €29

Recommended age
From 12 years old

Average duration
1 h 30 min

Official website
secretshunters.fr

More information
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to midnight.

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