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

Reykjavik Escape: The Mafia

Game experience: AVERAGE Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting  The musical immersion. The only escape venue in Reykjavik. Reykjavik’s weather is a good incentive for playing escape games. Simple decors. Classical puzzles with lots of padlocks. Book here Playing an escape game may not be on top of your list of the to-do things if you are visiting Iceland, but think about it: Iceland weather’s is not … Continue reading Reykjavik Escape: The Mafia

Escape Agency: The apartment of Dr. Kang

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The hints given by the mobile phone. A non-sequential structure. The customizable difficulty levels.  A very classical theme. Book here Camouflaged as a clock company, the ‘Escape Agency’ is actually a secret service operation that sends agents to solve difficult missions. Your mission today is particularly tricky: a mad scientist has created a new product that … Continue reading Escape Agency: The apartment of Dr. Kang