Lock Academy: L’examen

As this room can only be played in French, this article is written in French. Expérience de jeu: EXCELLENTE Immersion Gameplay Déroulement Gameplay très fluideScénario solide  Décors variés et sophistiqués Grande variété de mécanismes Rien Réservez ici “Vous pensez être les meilleurs détectives ? Prouvez-le ! La prestigieuse Lock Academy lance son concours afin de sélectionner les plus doués d’entre vous ! L’examen que vous allez passer … Continue reading Lock Academy: L’examen

Mayze: The Truth of Osaka High

Game experience: GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting A very well-made creepy atmosphere Some puzzles maladjusted  Not enough time planned between two groups Book here After playing the light and fun “Escape with Usavich“, it was now time for us to move to a much darker atmosphere. “Your friend Aya was found dead hanging in the school’s washroom, however the body went missing before the police arrived. The … Continue reading Mayze: The Truth of Osaka High

Escape City Buffalo: The Hangover

Game experience: EXCELLENT Immersion Puzzles Hosting The great decor  The well-thought puzzle structure The mature humor A super immersive device Nothing Book here “After a wild night out in Las Vegas, you and your friends wake up in a hotel suite with no clue where you are or what happened. All you know is that you stole a lot of money from the Russian Mafia and they … Continue reading Escape City Buffalo: The Hangover

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

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

A Game of Rooms: Cabin Fever

Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion    Puzzles     Hosting The large number of puzzles. A very friendly team. A slightly classical room. Book here A Game of Rooms is a venue located in Rocksville, a north-western suburb of DC north of Bethesda. It was born as a franchise of Panic Room, a Texas-based company, but became independent later. They feature currently three games. The first one, Escape … Continue reading A Game of Rooms: Cabin Fever

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