Resembling a huge theme park-style ghost house, plonked in a sparse area not far from the Power Station of Art, the Pulupulu Theme Game Hall is Shanghai’s latest house of horrors-esque attraction. Past the badly-translated English-adorned fake tombstones near the entrance, there’s an enormous Hogwarts-style banquet room, with various Mr X Mystery House
-esque puzzle rooms (150RMB/person) on the sides inspired variably by Game of Thrones
, ancient Egypt and vampires.
Although the games rooms will be regularly be converted around a new theme, currently you can head into the Horror Hospital area (120RMB/person), where you’ll get chased around by zombie doctors in scenes not unlike the immigration medical tests expats have to go through on arrival in China. It’s worth a visit for kitschy fun, with each puzzle room holding up to eight punters. Make sure you book ahead though, it’s already getting popular even on weekdays and there are only so many zombies available.
By Jamie Fullerton