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

Hour to Midnight: Assassin’s Deadly Game

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting A great gameplay, well-adapted to big groups  Puzzles everywhere! Somewhat simple decors  Book here After playing The Secrets of Nibiru at Hour to Midnight, I got the opportunity to join another group to play Assassin’s Deadly Game – with just a bit of time in between to chat with the two passionate owners, and to discover the multitude of … Continue reading Hour to Midnight: Assassin’s Deadly Game

Mad Genius Escape Rooms: The Cat’s Lady

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting The great humor The roleplaying welcome and voice gamemastering A very sequential puzzle structure Book here As escape games become more mainstream, it is harder and harder for companies to stay competitive. Some large franchised venues are following the Hollywoodian road, investing a lot of money in their room to enhance the immersion thanks to a heavy use of … Continue reading Mad Genius Escape Rooms: The Cat’s Lady

LeavinRoom: Motel

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting A well-made immersion into the horror story. A nice variety of manipulations. Some relatively simple decors at times. Book here When Leavinroom opened in January 2015, it was a relatively classical escape game company, with two rooms themed around Alice in Wonderland and Around the world in 80 days. In June of the same year, they started … Continue reading LeavinRoom: Motel

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

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

Tempête sous un crâne: The Elixir of Octave the Vampire

  Game experience: GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting A good variety of puzzles. Some rare items. An aging puzzle. Some red herrings. Book here I’ve now played all three rooms at ‘Tempête sous un crâne’ (you can read here my review of ‘Liberty’s castaway’), but the first one I played was ‘The Elixir of Octave the Vampire’ (‘L’elixir d’Octave le vampire’, formerly called ‘Moi, Octave, 364 ans’). Octave … Continue reading Tempête sous un crâne: The Elixir of Octave the Vampire