Quest Factor: Jurassic Island

Game experience: GOOD
IMMERSION: 4 / PUZZLES: 4 / HOSTING: 4
An entertaining escape room that would serve as a good introduction to escapists who would want to be challenged beyond a beginner’s level. Continue reading Quest Factor: Jurassic Island

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

Locurio: The Storykeeper

Game experience: EXCELLENT Immersion Puzzles Hosting A fantastic actor play  The device accompanying you during your adventure Beautiful decors A well-thought gameplay Nothing Book here There must be something magical in the air of the Fremont area in Seattle: a troll coming out of the ground, a park where strange factory-shaped constructions seem to grow out of nowhere… and Locurio, one of the most fantastic … Continue reading Locurio: The Storykeeper

The Escape Artist: 13th Floor

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting A full-motion room  The immersive introduction The gamemaster entering the room Book here The Escape Artist is a recently opened venue in Seattle that boasts on having America’s “first full motion escape room”. Needless to say, I was very intrigued by this description, so I went to try this room during my Seattle trip. “You and your friends … Continue reading The Escape Artist: 13th Floor

Quest Factor: Mad Scientist

Game experience: GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting Impressive machinery, setting and special effects Adapted to beginners, as advertised A small dysfunction during our game Book here Mad Professor Manifesto is furious at the world as his latest invention gets him ridiculed within the science community and fired from the greatest lab in the world. He sets off the same advanced nuclear reactor that was supposed to rid … Continue reading Quest Factor: Mad Scientist

Quest Factor: National Treasure

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting The mystical atmosphere Some  impressive animations One less interesting pen-and-paper riddle Book here Quest Factor is becoming one of the largest escape game company in the Seattle area, with three venues at different places: Seattle, Shoreline, and Redmond. We had the opportunity to test three of their games – National Treasure and Mad Scientist at Shoreline, as well as … Continue reading Quest Factor: National Treasure