Immersia: Week-end at the Shack

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting A real scenario that unfolds during the adventure.  The feeling of entrapment and vulnerability Some puzzles are a bit classical. Book here Immersia was to my knowledge the first escape company to open in Laval, Montreal’s largest suburb. When they started, they had two games, Week-end at the Shack and Picadilly Cabaret (they opened a few more since), and … Continue reading Immersia: Week-end at the Shack

Esc4pe: The Investigator

Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion Puzzles Hosting The musical and light immersion.  Some original puzzles with cool manipulations. Some simple decors.  A couple of ambiguous puzzles. Book here Esc4pe is an independent escape game company whose games are all unified by a “spy” theme. The Gauntlet is your recruitment test, The Minimalist will be your first assignment, and finally their most recent scenario, The Investigator, features your … Continue reading Esc4pe: The Investigator

Quest Factor: The Castle

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting The scenarized puzzle structure.  A convincing medieval atmosphere. The multiple ways to get hints. The walkie-talkie and the tablet do not fit in this environment. Book here The Seattle venue of Quest Factor is conveniently located near university of Washington (whose campus is really worth a visit if you’re around Seattle – don’t miss their Harry Potter-style hall!) We … Continue reading Quest Factor: The Castle

Hourglass Escapes: Rise of the Mad Pharaoh

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting The fantastic sarcophagus!  Lots of puzzles The roles and their personalized hints The simple decors around the sarcophagus Book here “YOU HAVE 60 MINUTES TO SAVE DR. CARTER! HURRY, TIME IS RUNNING OUT! With just your wits, clues from crates of artifacts, and notes from the trapped archaeologist, you must solve puzzles, discover mysteries, and help free Dr. … Continue reading Hourglass Escapes: Rise of the Mad Pharaoh

Hour to Midnight: Assassin’s Deadly Game

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting A great gameplay, well-adapted to big groups  Puzzles everywhere! Somewhat simple decors  Book here After playing The Secrets of Nibiru at Hour to Midnight, I got the opportunity to join another group to play Assassin’s Deadly Game – with just a bit of time in between to chat with the two passionate owners, and to discover the multitude of … Continue reading Hour to Midnight: Assassin’s Deadly Game