Possibly the best escape room in the world?

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Possibly the best escape room in the world?

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Possibly the best escape room in the world?

HintHunt’s Marble is being called “the king of escape rooms”

Last updated: 11 December 2023

HintHunt’s new superhero-themed escape room, which took four years to complete from start to finish, is being called “the king of escape rooms”. If you’re new to escape rooms, Marble will exceed your expectations. If you’ve done them all, this insanely-immersive game, which creates an atmosphere of superhero realism, just ups the ante. 

Marble has raised the stakes for escape rooms. Image: Claire Photography


It took five months to build Marble, and you can see the immense effort in the details. 

The set designers, who’ve worked on internationally-renowned TV shows, have succeeded in creating an atmosphere of superhero realism – it’s basically like stepping into the Marvel universe. 

Marble has raised the stakes for escape rooms. Image: Claire Photography


This game is also unmatched in size; it’s massive compared to any other game in the industry. 

“Marble, which has been in the works since 2019, is way larger and more expansive than any escape room in Africa,” says Dino Paulo, co-owner of HintHunt Africa. 

It opened in November 2023, and has been “super well-received” by both escape game newbies and fans, says Dino (see the Google reviews at the end of this story).  

“We’ve had escape room enthusiasts say that it’s up to the standard of $300 000 rooms they’ve played in Las Vegas.”

The room has its own unique details and feels like you’re transported to another universe. Image: Claire Photography


The premise of the game is this: The Marble agency needs a group of civilians to infiltrate Roach’s evil lair to stop a secret serum from being released, and save the city of Cape Town in under 75 minutes.

The game combines storytelling and the thrill of puzzling. The most unusual places hide breakthrough clues, and the scare tactics can be unnerving. 

Whether you’re a superhero geek or just want a great time with your friends, you’ll find it thrilling to solve the puzzles in order to save Cape Town. And if you are a geek, discovering the Marvel easter eggs like “I Love You 3000” and a dog named Loki will be a treat. 

Make sure not to overthink and waste time. Image: Claire Photography


Set design is key in the immersive experience. The room feels just like Iron Man’s lab, with sleek white walls, neon lights, lots of tech gadgets, moving screens and a Marble agent giving you clues on an iPad like your own Jarvis. 

Then, you’ll move through different immersive worlds to finally infiltrate Roach’s lair. 

Marble is a must-try experience, whether you’re a wannabe sleuth or just want to have some fun. Image: Claire Photography


Your team has to get really creative to beat Roach. 

Having your wits about you is key from the start, from the position of your head, to how hard to pull levers, matching shapes, and even finding the secret messages hidden right in front of you. This is likely why this game needs a minimum of four players (the other games need two players or more). 

Marble is full of the mystery and thrills that make superhero movies exciting. And if you don’t manage to escape the room, don’t panic. There’s more than one way to win…

HintHunt escape rooms are great for families, friends, team building, year end, bachelor or bachelorette parties, and more. Image: Claire Photography


The king of escape rooms
“My mind is officially blown! It's like stepping into a comic book. It's all there: The sounds, the sights, and some really awesome surprises that had us all buzzing. Seriously, it's the KING OF ESCAPE ROOMS! Check it out if you're after some top-notch puzzle action and a hefty dose of hero vibes. Loved it!” – Phindile Langa

Like being in a superhero movie
“It feels like a simulation and the closest you’ll get to being in a superhero movie. As a Marvel fan I loved the easter eggs and the attention to detail is great. You can see how much time and effort went into the room.” – Sarah Williams 

The best one yet
“We play HintHunt every year, and each time it just gets better. Marble is amazing with so many surprises, definitely the best one yet!” – Aidin van der Walt

Challenging, yet so much fun
“The new Marble room was exceptionally well put together! The puzzles were quite challenging yet so much fun. Our amazing host was so kind and helpful throughout the entirety of the game. Keep up the good work!”– Hafeez Ahmed

Like stepping into the Marvel universe
“The moment you step into the room you feel as if you’re a part of the Avengers team. You’ve basically stepped into the Marvel universe. I loved the amount of detail that was in every aspect of the rooms, the attention to detail and the little facts and details that paid homage to Marvel” – Tohierah van Wyk. See more HintHunt Google reviews


Whether you want to escape the world for 75 minutes (or save it), Marble is HintHunt’s best escape room yet. They have five more you might want to try out. 

You could escape from jail Prison Break-style; overcome voodoo to recover lost treasure on a pirate ship; solve the disappearance of a famous writer last seen at a dilapidated hotel, and more with HintHunt Africa's escape rooms

In Old Hotel, you have to solve the disappearance of a famous writer. Image: HintHunt Africa


HintHunt Africa is open: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 8.30pm; Sunday, 10am - 7pm
Find it: Watershed, 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Book: via HintHunt 
Cost: R395 per person in a team of 6
Contact on: 076 187 2764, capetown@hinthunt.co.za, @hinthuntafrica



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