Omescape Markham: Joker’s Asylum

Game experience: AVERAGE
IMMERSION: 3.5 / PUZZLES: 3 / HOSTING: 3.5
The experimental split-team game design fails to be convincing, and the last puzzle does not make sense. Still fun playing, but you can easily find better elsewhere in Toronto. Continue reading Omescape Markham: Joker’s Asylum

Freeing Canada Station: Pirate’s Prize

Game experience: GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting Nice wooden decors  A good puzzle structure The limited number of puzzles  The gamemaster entering the room Book here “A friend aboard the Red Pearl has tipped you off that its captain, Silverstone, has acquired an artifact worth a hundred times its weight in gold. To gain entry to the ship, you hatch a plan to track down Silverstone in … Continue reading Freeing Canada Station: Pirate’s Prize

Immersia: The Picadilly Cabaret

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting Sophisticated immersion enhanced by lights, sounds and videos. Some puzzles are a bit classical. Book here Just after exiting the creepy cabin of Weekend at the Shack, we started with Alexandra and Virginie from OWAG a new adventure at Immersia Laval. “You’re in a 1930’s London abandoned cabaret, the one where the famous diva Emma Albani would perform shows … Continue reading Immersia: The Picadilly Cabaret

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

Epsilon Escape: The Patient of Room 8

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles     Hosting  The gorgeous welcoming hall. The variety of immersive atmospheres. Some fun manipulations. A sequential puzzle structure at times. Book here I had always wondered, when looking at the Epsilon escape’s website, whether their welcome hall is as impressive as it appears from the pictures. Going there, I finally had my answer: no – it is actually more … Continue reading Epsilon Escape: The Patient of Room 8

Gamescape: Escape from ‘La Bastille’

Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion Puzzles Hosting The entrance into the room, shackled and blindfolded. Well-adapted for beginners. Only one room (divided in two parts). One puzzle was artificially inserted. Book here I have already reviewed Gamescape for their Alchemist’s challenge, which is their most difficult room (soon to be replaced – hurry up if you want to try it!). On the other end of the … Continue reading Gamescape: Escape from ‘La Bastille’