Lock Academy: Little Miss Lock

Game experience: EXCELLENT
IMMERSION: 4,5 / PUZZLES: 5 / HOSTING: 4,5
The game designers have articulated different “escape game archetypes” to make something unique out of them, with a gamemastering perfectly integrated into the game. The gameplay has a rare harmony and fluidity, and the scenario is very rich. The room features a wonderful variety of electronics-based mechanisms and technological devices from all ages. It is fascinating to reconstruct what happened from a variety of pieces of evidence under various formats. Continue reading Lock Academy: Little Miss Lock

Immersia: The Lost Temple of Cthulhu

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles     Hosting    The immersive jungle environment. Some mechanisms that feel like magic. The very friendly welcome and immersive gamemastering. A somewhat less impressive final part in the last room. Book here I’m sure that you’ve heard of Cthulhu, this cosmic God created by H.P. Lovecraft, a 100m-tall humanoid with an octopus head and dragon wings: (author Dominique Signoret, … Continue reading Immersia: The Lost Temple of Cthulhu

Reykjavik Escape: The Mafia

Game experience: AVERAGE Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting  The musical immersion. The only escape venue in Reykjavik. Reykjavik’s weather is a good incentive for playing escape games. Simple decors. Classical puzzles with lots of padlocks. Book here Playing an escape game may not be on top of your list of the to-do things if you are visiting Iceland, but think about it: Iceland weather’s is not … Continue reading Reykjavik Escape: The Mafia

Epsilon Escape: The Patient of Room 8

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles     Hosting  The gorgeous welcoming hall. The variety of immersive atmospheres. Some fun manipulations. A sequential puzzle structure at times. Book here I had always wondered, when looking at the Epsilon escape’s website, whether their welcome hall is as impressive as it appears from the pictures. Going there, I finally had my answer: no – it is actually more … Continue reading Epsilon Escape: The Patient of Room 8

X-dimensions: The Secret of the Black Pearl

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    The atmospheric “pirate of the Caribbean” environment. The variety of puzzles. The communication by walkie-talkie. The simple welcoming hall. Book here The ‘Black Pearl’ room at X-dimensions is kind of a myth in the world of Paris escape games. First, it is often touted as one of the most difficult room in the capital city – … Continue reading X-dimensions: The Secret of the Black Pearl

Incarna: Episode 1 – The Training

Game experience: EXCELLENT Immersion Puzzles and fight    Hosting A unique immersion. A gamemaster who acts like a movie director to personalize your experience. No motion sickness. Nothing Book here 100! I had to browse my archives and count a few times to be sure which escape game would be my 100th experience, and found it ironical that it would actually not be a classical escape … Continue reading Incarna: Episode 1 – The Training

Quest Factory: Balkans Operation

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The “electronic magic” The role of the gamemaster integrated in the scenario  Nothing Book here During my last stay in Paris, I heard the name of ‘Quest Factory’ coming back insistently from various sources, so I definitely had to check if they were as good as what people would say! They opened in January 2018, next … Continue reading Quest Factory: Balkans Operation

Escape Agency: The apartment of Dr. Kang

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The hints given by the mobile phone. A non-sequential structure. The customizable difficulty levels.  A very classical theme. Book here Camouflaged as a clock company, the ‘Escape Agency’ is actually a secret service operation that sends agents to solve difficult missions. Your mission today is particularly tricky: a mad scientist has created a new product that … Continue reading Escape Agency: The apartment of Dr. Kang

Happy Hour: Escape café ‘Bledard-sur-Seine’

Game experience: GOOD Immersion (Not applicable)    Puzzles    Hosting  A nice variety of puzzles The two game modes (collaborative or competitive)  No immersion in the classical sense Book here The escape café “Bledard-sur-Seine” is a recent creation by “Happy hour escape game”. It has a very unique format in the world of escape games, with puzzles arranged across six large boxes, that you have 90 … Continue reading Happy Hour: Escape café ‘Bledard-sur-Seine’