Codex: Spaceship Graveyard

Game experience: EXCELLENT Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The excellent immersion The well-thought puzzle structure A very friendly and passionate team A moral dilemma to solve Nothing significant Book here Codex is an escape venue that recently opened in Laval, conveniently located just in front of the subway Cartier station. The local is really huge, and they are planning to open many rooms; as a start, … Continue reading Codex: Spaceship Graveyard

X-Cape: Tomb of Anubis

Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The very sophisticated decors. The Indiana-Jones-like mechanisms. The abysmal hosting. Many dysfunctioning elements. The uncalibrated difficulty. Book here “When you booked your vacation to see the great pyramids, you thought it would be more interesting. But as your tour guide drones on and on about different types of ancient pottery and myths, you decide you could have much … Continue reading X-Cape: Tomb of Anubis

Immersia: The Picadilly Cabaret

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting Sophisticated immersion enhanced by lights, sounds and videos. Some puzzles are a bit classical. Book here Just after exiting the creepy cabin of Weekend at the Shack, we started with Alexandra and Virginie from OWAG a new adventure at Immersia Laval. “You’re in a 1930’s London abandoned cabaret, the one where the famous diva Emma Albani would perform … Continue reading Immersia: The Picadilly Cabaret

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 … Continue reading Immersia: Week-end at the Shack

Find the Key: Cabin in the Woods

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting High quality decors, both inside and outside the cabin. Smart puzzles with few padlocks. The TV screen in the woods. Only 45 minutes playing time. Book here A spooky cabin in the woods is definitely one of the horror movie archetype – and therefore, a very fitting theme for an escape game. I went to play … Continue reading Find the Key: Cabin in the Woods

Mystery room: Pharaoh’s treasure

Game experience: TERRIBLE Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    Nothing Everything Despite occasional shortcomings, nearly all escape games I had played so far had been a fun experience, with dedicated owners, designers and gamemasters who work hard to provide a good experience. It was therefore an interesting experience to play at Mystery Room, as I could hardly imagine that the quality of an escape game … Continue reading Mystery room: Pharaoh’s treasure

Find the Key: Insomnium

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting A second generation room with no padlocks. High quality red herrings. The symmetric structure of the game. One or two small dysfunctions during our game. Book here If you’re a fan of Stranger Things, you must certainly have wondered what it would feel to be trapped in the Upside Down. That’s the experience Find the Key proposes to … Continue reading Find the Key: Insomnium