Boda Borg is a Swedish concept unique to Ireland and is challenging for both adults and children. It is a giant indoor questing game and once you enter Boda Borg only teamwork, ingenuity, trial and error, and skills you probably didn’t know you have will allow you to progress through its 47 rooms!
The challenging part is that there are 15 Quests, 47 Challenges, 2 hours and no instructions!
Once you enter a quest, you don’t know what to do, or how much time you have, or how many challenges that quest may have before you can conquer it. What you do know is that you must figure it out as a team and work together to solve the quest and move onto the next one.
I have been to Boda Borg several times with my girls and their friends and my own friends, and we have still only managed to complete about 8 quests!
Each quest is made up of 2 to 4 rooms. They have names like Farm, Rats, Light, Gravity, Safari, offering players no real clue as to what to expect. Remember there are no instructions, so when you get into the first room, you only have a general idea of what the quest may be. You have to work together quickly to try and figure out what is expected. Some quests have only 2 rooms, some have 3 or more, you never know until you are in the game – that really is part of the fun.
My advice would be, play to your individual strengths within the team. Some quests require a good memory, some physical strength, some agility, some speed, there really is something to suit everyone on the team. And the feeling when you solve a particularly difficult quest is just brilliant!
Dad Gavin and his children aged 11 & 9 said ” basically Boda Borg is like being in a physical version of a computer game”. Read their full review and find out what else they found challenging and fun.
Boda Borg does get busy, so be sure to book in advance before your visit to ensure you get the time you want. This can now be done online.