What we say about this room:
We’ve been recommended Professor’s secret as one of the masterpieces in Ljubljana quite a few times, so we went in with high expectations. And, we have to say, we were satisfied!
The adventure begins (as you are warned in the email you receive) as soon as you step through the doors – so you basically, enter the room before even meeting your roommaster. As unique as that is, it means it’s not the friendliest room for first timers – sure, you have some instructed written on a piece of paper by the doors, which you are kindly asked to read through the walkie-talkie (which is, by the way, our favourite means of communicating with room masters!) that is waiting for you there. But still, instructions can be given a lot more into detail in person, and meeting your room master before the room has its charms.
When you are given the green light to start, the intro to the room is very well done. Also, the first room (as well as the rest of the room) really fits the theme of the room, and therefore very immersive. The puzzles themselves are, again, as we are used from Enigmarium rooms, very logical and connected (once you figure them out). I liked the puzzles quite a bit more than in Salvation room, the other room we visited in Ljubljana a while back – probably also because the room is a bit newer and the puzzles are more advanced. The distractions are down to the minimum – which is always a big plus. It’s actually a room with enough puzzles to keep you occupied for an hour, and not just waste your time with distractions.
We got to the very last part relatively fast, and were facing just the last few puzzles with 20 or so minutes left, without really needing a hint. But that’s where we got stuck for quite a bit, as one of the puzzles is a bit more open to interpretation, and we kind of tried 2 other (in our mind valid) solutions, before solving it (with the help of our room master). It didn’t leave too much of an impact on otherwise technically and logically very well done puzzles. For an experienced escape room visitor some of them might be quite easy.
After solving the last mystery, you finally get to meet your roommaster. In our case, a very friendly roommaster, with loads of knowledge and topics to talk about (as well as very lovely english :)). The debriefing maybe wasn’t thaaat thorough (but, let’s face it, it was mostly my fault, as i led the talk astray a bit too fast), but still, way above average.
Overall, definitely the room I enjoyed the most so far in Ljubljana. Still have a couple of them to try out, but this one set the bar really high.