Players try to solve a puzzle in the medieval escape room at TRAP in Budapest, Aug. 1, 2014. In a ramshackle old building in Budapest, Hungary tourists pay to be locked up in a room and try to escape by solving a series of mysterious clues, opening locks and finding their way out.
Some 100 or so escape-room games have sprung up in the Hungarian capital in the last three years, becoming a top attraction for tourists. Escape games take advantage of Budapest's many decrepit cellars and old rundown houses. These same spots served as venues for the city's popular "ruin bars" in the past decade.