Calais: We followed Amandine and Alexandre, candidates for urban play spaces

“Free the Dragon” is the theme of one of the two urban escape games offered by Mon Shopping c’est Calais on Saturdays this summer. Amandine and Alexander, a young couple, tried it…



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Julie Sabatier, from Mon Shopping c'est Calais, explained the principles of the game to the young couple  Can he free the dragon?
Julie Sabatier, from Mon Shopping c’est Calais, explained the principles of the game to the young couple Can he free the dragon?

One hour to solve six puzzles Find the Dragon release code. On Saturday morning Amandine Bailleull, 24, and Alexandre Villet, 25, a young couple from Calais who take full advantage of the summer entertainment offered in Calais, took up the challenge. They came to know about this escape game while visiting the market the previous week. After hesitating for a while our two young men Select the hardest levelThe other is more reserved for families with children: Don’t underestimate yourself Julie Sabatier smiles from the local public company Commerces et center urbaine, which welcomes them.

It thinks, it thinks!  The puzzle is not easy!
It thinks, it thinks! The puzzle is not easy!

It all starts there, on Theater Square, at 10:10 a.m., where they are given a mysterious briefcase, including riddles in exchange for an identity document. The first puzzle is a knowledge test on the Dragon of Calais. Amandine and Alexander ask themselves: Was it before or after covid? Fortunately, the internet can help them, because they don’t know how to answer the question. A detour through the Calais merchant’s window, and here is the first answer. But twenty minutes have already passed… The young couple then sit on a bench trying to solve puzzles that don’t require movement. It appeals to their sense of observation, reflection (in every sense of the word) and reasoning.. We’ll say no more to not expose the game to those who want to take on the challenge.

Some trade partners and display puzzle pieces in their shop windows.
Some trade partners and display puzzle pieces in their shop windows.

One of the two Jokers

Some puzzles are solved in minutes, others require more time. Sometimes, Amandine and Alexander exchange riddlesBecause a new eyeAs Amondane says, Sometimes it can help a lot ” Alexandre worked for a long time on the observation game, while Amandine found it just now. Another game refers to a famous board game: your identify it now and help the two candidates a little! A last stop at a Calais merchant’s window, and Amandine and Alexander decide to use a joker (they have two): they dry up in a maze.. Back on the stand, Julie hands them out. 11:08 am, they find the last code, Phew! But the answer is wrong. It’s lost now. ” We made silly mistakes, but it’s possible ” said Amanda. Never mind, They’ll be back next week to try the superhero themed escape game!

Everyone has their own puzzle, but sometimes we talk, it helps!
Everyone has their own puzzle, but sometimes we talk, it helps!

11:05pm, thanks to their joker, Amandine solves the last puzzle.  in extremism.
11:05pm, thanks to their joker, Amandine solves the last puzzle. in extremism.






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