Unravel Spooked Fun @ Unravel Escape Room

Unravel is a real-life escape game room concept based on urban legends and iconic landmarks from Singapore's colorful past! They have 4 rooms with unique local storylines and each room varies in terms of theming, difficulty and types of puzzles.

I had the chance to experience one of their escape rooms and I was awed by the intricate details of the room! Read on more for my experience and review. I am also giving away a trip to Unravel on Instagram!

Following images are shared from Agnes, who so kindly consented to me using her photos! Read her review of Unravel HERE.

The exterior of the escape rooms are beautifully painted with Singapore iconic landmarks and symbols. Before entering the rooms, as per most escape game room protocols, you'll have to keep your mobile phones and bags into their lockers where storage space are provided for free.

We were given a suitcase filled with the things we'll need a detectives!
Kai is the main character of Unravel. He is a former detective, who now runs a private investigative service. He has 4 case files (the 4 themed escape game rooms) on hand, The Wish, The Haunting, The Ouija and The Betrayal. We will be assisting Kai to solve each case file and to escape each room within 60 minutes.

The headlines were unreal: “School Cleaner Missing After Student Found Hanged”. The police initially thought the student, Judy Lim, committed suicide as she was found hanging in one of the toilet cubicles. Post-mortem revealed that she was actually strangled and the killer made it look like a suicide. The biggest suspect is the school cleaner who had not reported for work since October 15th. Police spoke to his family and he had not returned home since the night of October 14th.

As this was the newest room, we were recommended to try this out! I was SO SCARED from the start but Diana from Unravel assured me that we might get a little spooked but we'll have a good laugh afterwards! So, we went ahead...

Many of us may have already heard of this board, and know that it's a device which allows spirits to communicate with the living. I remember how in my secondary school days, my classmates actually tried playing this by holding a pen together. As we entered the room, we didn't know what to expect. Reading repeatedly through the case file that was provided for us, we started to get down to work...

The spookiness of the whole room added so much to the element of fun. Now before you (or your girlfriend/s) freak out, trust me, I'm a super scaredy-cat and I DID JUST FINE. Hahaha. Sure there were a couple of screams here and there but most of the time we were just focusing on trying to solve the hints or get the password to unlock stuff. Can't say much because I don't want to ruin the game for you guys, but Diana was absolutely right, we did have a good laugh after!

Working together as a team, we managed to get out in..... an hour plus. We exceeded the time limit because we were careless and didn't look carefully, missing out entirely a very important clue. I think it was also because there were too many of us and perhaps everyone thought that someone must have already checked that certain place or something.

Anyway, I would recommend going along with 4-5 friends at most, else it would be too many to fit comfortably and search for clues! And really, LOOK EVERYWHERE, again and again. Sometimes you wouldn't even know you'd miss something!

It was also very fun because, the feeling of solving something and unlocking doors/rooms/cabinets/locks is sooooooo good! Sense of accomplishment knowing that you've solved something. Similar to what I experienced at LOST Singapore Escape Room, solving mysteries at Unravel was very satisfying.

The call from Kai’s old friend came suddenly. James, a property developer, has recently made the news for plans to redevelop a defunct hospital into a premium condominium. The abandoned hospital has a reputation for being a hangout for cults and rumour has it that sacrificial rituals were held on the premises. To Kai, James reveals a chilling secret: the group of colleagues sent there for a site survey never returned. With his company’s reputation on the line, James pleads for Kai to investigate the matter before the media jumps to unsavoury conclusions. As Kai races against time to locate James’s missing colleagues, he uncovers a truth more frightening than rumours suggest.

Kai receives a call for help from a man seeking to clear his grandfather’s name. Accused of being a spy for the Japanese, Mr Tan’s grandfather – a patriotic soldier – passed on labelled a traitor. His last words are a mystery: “The truth is behind the tunnels…” To unravel the story behind the accusation, Kai traces the words to an abandoned fort, but loses his way in the dark burrows and winding tunnels. As he struggles in his hunt for the truth. Kai eventually stumbles across secrets that were never meant to see the light of day.

The Betrayal involves physical activity, comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.

Word of caution from a friend who tried this room before: IT'S VERY CHALLENGING! But very fun! Only for smart minds! I would recommend trying all the other rooms first before conquering this the last. Then you can call yourself the escape room expert!

The request is a peculiar one. The object in question is a family heirloom, a wristwatch belonging to a man named Lim—abruptly confiscated by the Japanese during the Occupation. 35 years on, word on the street has it that the Japanese stored valuables in a chamber within the automobile factory where Lim worked. Only one problem: nobody can confirm if this secret chamber exists. When Lim’s grandson appeals for Kai to locate the family heirloom, Kai sets out to fulfil Lim’s wish……

In a first for escape rooms, Unravel offers you the opportunity to play head-to-head against other teams as you figure your way out! Specially designed mechanics allow you to strategize against other teams; plan and plot your escape carefully and you just might escape before the other teams do!

You can make a booking via: their website, or call (+65) 6802 2514, or email to bookings@unravel.sg or walk-in to their outlet at Bugis CUBE, #05-20.
Off-peak (Mon to Fri - 12pm to 6pm): $22
Peak (Mon to Fri - 6pm to closing; Sat, Sun & Public Holidays - Full day): $28

I'm giving away a trip to Unravel to my followers on Instagram, do head over to participate! Thank you Unravel for inviting me and my friends over for a night of good fun with our brains!

xoxo, kaitinghearts

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