PRISON ISLAND. ONE FOR ALL – ALL FOR ONE.
Prison island is an adventure game in a prison environment, where the participants solve challenges requiring wit and agility.
The adventure stands out from your usual Escape Room experience. The goal of the game is to solve prison cells and collect as many points as possible before the time runs out. In Prison Island Helsinki we have as much as 28 different prison cells with different challenges to face.
REVIEW PRISON ISLAND RULES TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE ADVENTURE
Divide your group into teams of 2-4 persons, we recommend teams of 3.
Arrive at the location 15 minutes before your adventure starts. Let the reception staff know that your team has arrived.
Each team receives their own name and a key to the cells.
You can try to get through as many cells as quickly as you wish and have time to
When the cell is free, there is a green light on outside the door.
Open the cell door by showing your key underneath the light. When the green light goes on, you have 5 seconds to enter the cell.
Time starts ticking. You now have 2-5 minutes to complete a task
The red flashing light means that you have failed the task, so you need to leave the cell. However, you are allowed to try again.
If the green light goes on, you have completed the task successfully and the points are saved on your key.
At the cell door, you are able to see the required skills and how many points you can get from a certain cell.
Return the key to the staff when the time runs out and you are will receive your team’s results.
Violence or bad language is never tolerated when completing tasks.
Info for the participants
Who is Prison Island suitable for?
Prison Island is suitable for almost anyone. The age limit is 10 years old and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
What should you wear?
We recommend that you wear relaxed clothing, long trouser legs, t-shirt and flat shoes (e.g. jeans, t-shirt and casual shoes), shoes must be worn at all times, no flip flops allowed.
Storing your personal belonings during the adventure
The participants can leave clothes and other things in a rack. There are also lockers for your personal belongings.
Before the game
You need to arrive at least 15 min. before your adventure begins. The payment, game instructions and forming teams take place before the game.
How many participants?
The purpose of the game is to solve as many exciting, fun and challenging tasks as possible in teams of 2-4 persons. At Prison Helsinki there can be even 88 participants on the field at the same time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CONCERNING PRISON ISLAND ADVENTURE
ARE THE ADVENTURES SAFE?
The adventure is completely safe as long as you remember to be careful and follow our safety instructions. It is good to make your way carefully especially in dim and narrow places. All participants take part in the adventure at their own risk.
Q: IS PRISON ISLAND SIMILAR TO ESCAPE ROOMA: No, it isn’t. The first Prison Island was born long before the escape room games. There is a large ‘prison area’ in Prison Island, which has different cells that require varied technical, tactical and physical skills (28 in Helsinki). The tasks are performed within a chosen time limit while collecting as many points as possible. Helsinki Prison Island has 28 different cells and as much as 20 teams can participate simultaneously.
Q: IS PRISON ISLAND SUITABLE FOR SMALL CHILDREN?A: Prison Island is suitable almost for everyone. The age limit is 10 years and younger children than 10 must be accompanied by a parent.
Q: IS PRISON ISLAND SUITABLE FOR PERSONS WITH REDUCED MOBILITY?A: Almost all tasks require some physical skills, so Prison Island is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility. Using a wheelchair in a labyrinth is difficult. If you suffer, for example, from a bad back or knees, then the other members of your team are able to mostly complete tasks that require crawling or climbing which enables your participation in the game.
Q: CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I CAN USE ONLY ONE HAND?A: Yes. During some tasks, you’ll most likely need some help from your group, but you’ll still be able to have a blast!
Q: CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I HAVE A MIGRAINE/EPILEPSY?A: There are no bright or flashing lights in Prison Island, so in our opinion there are no obstacles for your participation. If you will find some of the cells too challenging, you are always to free to leave the cell whenever you want/need to.
Q: IS PRISON ISLAND SUITABLE FOR ME IF I SUFFER FROM CLAUSTROPHOBIA?A: We recommend for you to try it first and it is worth noting that some of the cells are small and can feel cramped in bigger groups, but you are always free to leave the cell whenever you want/need to. Some of the tasks can be quite challenging for people who suffer from claustrophobia.
Q: IS THE ADVENTURE SUITABLE FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED PERSONS?A: It is possible to use sign language in order to solve tasks in approximately half of the cells. In the majority of the cells one hearing-impaired person can participate in task solving with the rest of the team
Q: CAN PEOPLE PARTICIPATE JUST IN PAIRS?A: Yes, people can participate just in pairs, however achieving full points in each cell is not possible just in pairs.
ARRIVAL & LOCATION
PRISON ISLAND HELSINKI IS LOCATED AT SALMISAARI LIIKUNTAKESKUS, ADDRESS: ENERGIAKATU 3
You can arrive easily at Prison Island by car as well as by public transportation. Liikuntakeskus is located within a walking distance from Ruoholahti metro station and the bus stops on Porkkalankatu.
PAID PARKING AT SALMIPARKKI IS AVAILABLE FOR THE SPORT CENTRE’s CUSTOMERS. THE EASIEST VEHICLE ACCESS IS FROM THE ENERGIAKATU SIDE.
You can also access Salmiparkki from Salmisaarenranta side (there is no vehicle access to the sport centre’s yard from this side). Charge at Salmiparkki on weekdays 06.30-15.30 is 1.5 € / 0.5 h, at other times 0.5 € / 0.5 h. During normal weeknights and weekends there is an enclosed space for parking in front of the sport centre that costs 0.50€/h, only card payments are accepted.
There are disabled parking spaces, parking for service cars and c. 10 short-term 15 min. “kiss and ride” options that are monitored and fined.
Other parking options are available at among other things at Ruoholahti Shopping Centre and street parking at Salmisaarenranta. At weekends, free parking is available behind Helsinki Court House from which the distance to the sports centre is c. 200 m.