In this game, there is calculated a thrill, but in Poland it's become at the weekend, real Horror: Five girls died in the late Friday afternoon in the Northern Polish Koszalin (Koszalin) in the case of a fire, while they played a so-called Escape Game. It is the birthday celebration was one of the girls who were all 15 years old. A 26-year-old man was also hospitalized with severe burns.
Escape Rooms are also very popular in Germany. In Berlin there are two dozen businesses with a variety of orientations, nationwide, are to be found according to the page escape - game.org 553 finished game rooms in the 94 cities (as of 3. January 2019). A daily mirror survey among Berlin-based companies has shown that Such could not in this country happen after a statement of the operators.
The basic idea is: You will be locked in a room and must get rid of it. The players must work together as a Team, puzzles, and solve tricky tasks, and you only have an hour of free time. Depending on the scenario one finds the Holy Grail in the basement of the Humboldt-Universität or the hideout of a serial killer, steals the biggest diamond in the world from the state Treasury or preserves humanity from a deadly disease, to name just a few.
The Claustrophobic is a strong Element in All of this. Everybody knows the panicky feeling: What if I come around here no more? Often Escape Rooms in bunkers or basements, so the window spaces. The worst fear came true on Friday in Poland: A fire broke out, and it cut off the girl's escape route. There was apparently only one exit.daily mirror people Free
to order The fire broke out in the anteroom, informed the public Prosecutor's office according to the Polish news Agency PAP on Saturday. There are four gas heaters had been found, which are used as fire source in question. The teenagers had been blocking the only escape route. An employee was able to open the door to the Escape room.
All of the victims had died of poisoning by Flue gas carbon monoxide. In the case of a first inspection of the disaster building and the fire Department have found a number of shortcomings, such as PAP reported. "There was not enough place for these people in this room," said the top firefighter in Poland, Leszek Suski, according to PAP. He was only about seven square meters in size. Heaters have been close to combustible materials. In addition, candles have been found. The electrical installation had been provisional.
No special security precautions Escape Rooms in Poland
in the Meantime was to obtain well-known that the operators of the Escape rooms in Poland, so far, no special permits from the fire Department. The Minister of the interior ordered immediate Inspections of the fire protection measures in all such objects. The inspections began on Saturday. The authorities estimated the number of Escape rooms in Poland to around 1000 – most of them in Warsaw.
"such A case as the one in Poland with us is unthinkable," said Jochen Krüger, operator of the Lichtenberg-based Escape Rooms, "The Room", the daily mirror on Saturday. "For us, there are escape routes two escape routes are required, there are emergency buttons you can get out any time."
Other operators are expressed similarly. "All of our rooms have an emergency button, there are emergency exits, and in the case of a power failure, all doors open, because they are locked with magnetic locks," said Phillip Kondziela, branch Manager at Exitroom at the Wilhelmstraße in Mitte. Similar to House of Tales "reported" on the road and "Cat in the Bag" in the middle, where the rooms each have a window. In the case of "Make a break" nobody can be trapped physically, according to the Management, and: "All rooms are monitored by cameras and microphones by at least one employee per room."
fire protection is the Building in Germany is now the determining factor in acceptance. The number of the provisions to be observed has increased enormously. The delayed and more expensive, many construction projects, especially as new rules are added and old are removed.More about
misfortune in Poland, Five girls die in fire "Escape Room"
The Boom of the Exit games in the last few years. Operators put a lot of effort in the equipment of the Escape Rooms, and create movie-like Settings and perfect illusions. To combine already before the crime-loving Germans began, birthdays, corporate events and stag and hen parties with a visit to an Escape Room, there were different Board games – the most famous are called "Exit" and can be played only Once, because it destroys the game – and computer games, based on the same principle. (with dpa)