Is a 13 hour train journey your idea of heaven, or hell? Well, imagine one that also features an escape room.
Finnish Railways is putting what it claims is the "longest-running" escape room game ever on a 13 hour train journey in homage to "Murder on the Orient Express." The "Escape Train" train departs from Helsinki Dec. 13., and travels to Rovaniemi, in Lapland, a journey of almost a thousand kilometers.
The immersive escape room experience will be set up in two carriages reserved entirely for the game., and the players willl work in two teams to solve tasks and puzzles throughout the journey to find the answer to the murder mystery. The teams are captained by non-fiction writer Katleena Kortesuo and actor Riku Nieminen, and the rest of the players have been recruited through an online competition.
Created via TBWA/Helsinki, the game was inspired by "Murder on the Orient Express," the 20th Century Fox film that opened Nov. 24 in Finland.