My main reason for going there was to try out the Dinosaur Escape Game, which runs until the end of September. You can read about it here, although the link is entirely in Japanese. The game is marketed as only having a 1% success rate, so I was really really excited about it!
WARNING: Extremely picture-heavy post ahead.
|Ticket - 500 yen per device|
|The boots were free.|
|Woohoo - I was all excited.|
And here we are patiently waiting.
The game devices had four languages - English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. While all the explanation is in Japanese, there are translations written out (and shown on the screens during the video time). So it's pretty foreigner-friendly, in my opinion.
The situation is that the Japanese have discovered a way to revive the dinosaur using super DNA. However, terrorists have broken in, and the head scientist hid the vial of super DNA in his office. We have to go and find the super DNA before the terrorist get their hands on it.
|3 of the 4 screens with different languages on them.|
|Example of a QR code|
|Can you see part of my dinosaur?|
And.... unexpectedly, Yiyin and I made it past the first stage! I got there at the ten minute mark! So close!
The second stage was inside the lab. Instead of QR codes, we have to find number codes that flesh out the dinosaur. There's a time limit of 10 minutes, but only the first person who completes the dinosaur code can go on to the 3rd stage. Sadly, I didn't even get to flesh out one part of my dinosaur. I guess I'm not a very good mad scientist.
But, there was this little kid who was forever playing his DS in the same group as us. And scarily, he's also the first person to finish both stage 1 and 2. Either he's played this before, or he's a genius at this.
The rest of our trip to Huis Ten Bosch was pretty normal (nothing that I haven't shared yet), except for my new friend - the robot ice-cream boy! I noticed his cart because he "sings". And of course, I can't help but buy some ice-cream from him!
|Frantically searching for money.|
|He's really cute! You can't really see it with the glare, but he's cute!|
|Robot-kun serving the ice-cream|
One last shot:
I have a feeling I'll be eating from this stall each time I visit Huis Ten Bosch. It's really too cute for words!