Funhaven: Rainforest Renegades

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion   Puzzles    Hosting A nice variety of puzzles for a family Many rooms to discover One slightly ambiguous puzzle The noise from the park during the day Book here Funhaven is a theme park located just outside Ottawa, with various attractions for kids. They have been hosting several escape games for a few years, whose most famous is probably … Continue reading Funhaven: Rainforest Renegades

Freeing Canada Station: Pirate’s Prize

Game experience: GOOD Immersion   Puzzles     Hosting   Nice wooden decorsA good puzzle structure The limited number of puzzles The gamemaster entering the room Book here Express review “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 … 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 … 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 … 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’

Gamescape: The Alchemist’s challenge

  Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion Puzzles Hosting Some well-thought puzzles. The original hint system. Simple decors. Lots of padlocks. Book here Warning: This room has now been closed. Gamescape is one of the historical escape game venue in Paris, the fourth one to open, in August 2014. One of the creator, Irving Le Hen, has been involved in a variety of escape game-related products, including … Continue reading Gamescape: The Alchemist’s challenge