Funhaven: Ripple Creek

Game experience: ENTERTAINING
IMMERSION: 4 / PUZZLES: 3.5 / HOSTING: 4
Despite its recent opening, this is very much a first-generation room. We had fun playing it though, as everything ran smoothly. A good alternative to Rainforest Renegades if you have only a few escape rooms under your belt or are a smaller team. Continue reading Funhaven: Ripple Creek

Limitless: The Warrant

  Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting The difficulty of the puzzles The anxiety The story The cooperation Lots of code locks Book here Situated a few steps away from the National Taiwan University, Limitless is an English-friendly venue hosting two rooms (with a third one coming up soon!). We had the chance to test each of them (see the review of the other room … Continue reading Limitless: The Warrant

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

The Great Escape Room: Moriarty’s Gameroom

Game experience: AVERAGE Immersion    Puzzles     Hosting    A paradise for scavengers. Well-adapted to big groups. Some puzzles requiring US-centered general knowledge. The artificial theme. Book here The Great Escape Room is an escape game chain across the US that features many venues, from Florida to Michigan, Ohio or Illinois. Their website describes them as “a unique blend of traditional escape room and a challenging … Continue reading The Great Escape Room: Moriarty’s Gameroom

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

Happy Hour: Police Academy of Palamento City

Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting Some fun and clever manipulations The variety of puzzles Too many red herrings A relatively simple immersion Book here Before playing Professor Zoltan’s virus adventure at Happy hour escape game, we played their other scenario ‘Police academy of Palamento city’. You are applying to be part of the police force in Palamento city, and as a … Continue reading Happy Hour: Police Academy of Palamento City