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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Quest Factor: National Treasure

Hourglass Escapes: Tales of the Ghostly Galleon

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting  The story unifying the puzzles The hint systems with doobloons A portable escape game The gamemaster in the room in contemporary outfit Book here Hourglass Escapes is an escape venue conveniently located in Seattle’s city center. It was founded by Seth, who worked in the film and theme park industry for over 25 years, and could thus bring … Continue reading Hourglass Escapes: Tales of the Ghostly Galleon