Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes at Mystery Manila

Test your wits with this exhilarating mystery-solving activity.

By Rhea J. Bernardino
December 02, 2016

Are you out of your wits trying to figure out if the guy who always texts you is worth it or is just a complete waste of time? Then it's best to channel your energy on another mystery that you're more likely to solve: drag your friends to Mystery Manila, where you can put your team work to good use in solving some awesome riddles and mysteries.

Unless you've been living under a rock, then you'd know that Mystery Manila has been offering a unique and adventurous experience in the metro for three years already. A self-proclaimed live escape game, it began providing mind-boggling mysteries to aspiring sleuths when it opened its first branch in Libis, Quezon City in 2013. Soon, they opened two more branches in Makati: one in Jupiter Street and the other within Century City Mall. They even went ahead and opened a branch all the way in Boracay.

The mechanics in Mystery Manila are simple: you and your friends need to solve a mystery within an hour. Two to six persons per team are allowed inside the rooms.

All of the branches of Mystery Manila carry different mysteries, most of which take inspiration from pop culture. The staff also makes it a point to revamp the line-up of their mysteries once in a while so patrons can come back for new challenges.

The flagship branch in Libis offers the Indiana Jones-inspired Aztec Adventure, the spooky Rebecca's Revenge mystery, and the mind-boggling Reversed Reality mystery. Meanwhile, Harry Potter fans can finally go on their magical journey to Hogwarts with the Harry Potter-inspired mystery in the Jupiter branch entitled the World of Wizardry. Other rooms you can try at Jupiter include Murder in the Mafia and the spine-tingling Rebecca's Room for horror fans. Lastly, the Century City Mall branch offers the most mysteries: choose among Sinister Sensorium, the X-Men inspired Mutants' Mission, Virtual Voyage, the Antman-inspired Pym Particle, Crime of the Century, and Debby's Doll which takes inspiration from Annabelle, the infamous evil doll from horror film The Conjuring.

If you're ready to get your sleuthing on, the rates for Mystery Manila are as follows:
PHP 550.00 per person for groups of 1 to 2 players
PHP 500.00 per person for groups of 3 players
PHP 450.00 per person for groups of 4 players
PHP 400.00 per person for groups of 5 to 6 players

Here are also the operating hours for each branch:

Libis, Quezon City
Weekdays: 1 PM to 9:30 PM
Weekends and Holidays: 9 AM to 9:30 PM

Jupiter Street, Makati City
Weekdays: 1 PM to 9:30 PM
Weekends and Holidays: 9 AM to 9:30 PM

Century City Mall, Makati City
Weekdays: 1 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturdays: 10 AM to 10:30 PM
Sundays: 10 AM to 9:30 PM