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

X-Cape: Tomb of Anubis

Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion Puzzles Hosting The very sophisticated decors. The Indiana Jones-like mechanisms. The abysmal hosting. Many malfunctioning elements. The uncalibrated difficulty. “When you booked your vacation to see the great pyramids, you thought it would be more interesting. But as your tour guide drones on and on about different types of ancient pottery and myths, you decide you could have much more fun if … Continue reading X-Cape: Tomb of Anubis

PanIQ Escape Room: Insane Asylum 2

Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting    The oppressive atmosphere. The gamemastering process. Book here PanIQ Escape Room is one of the two Georgetown escape venues in DC, the other being Escape Room Live. Contrarily to the latter, you won’t be grouped with strangers in this franchised escape venue. You can find in the small reception hall a nice selection of jigsaws to warm … Continue reading PanIQ Escape Room: Insane Asylum 2

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

Find the Key: Cabin in the Woods

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting High quality decors, both inside and outside the cabin. Smart puzzles with few padlocks. The TV screen in the woods. Only 45 minutes playing time. Book here A spooky cabin in the woods is definitely one of the horror movie archetype – and therefore, a very fitting theme for an escape game. I went to play … Continue reading Find the Key: Cabin in the Woods

Find the Key: Insomnium

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting A second generation room with no padlocks. High quality red herrings. The symmetric structure of the game. A couple of small dysfunctions during our game. Book here If you’re a fan of Stranger Things, you must certainly have wondered what it would feel to be trapped in the Upside Down. That’s the experience Find the Key proposes to … Continue reading Find the Key: Insomnium

X-dimensions: The Secret of the Black Pearl

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    The atmospheric “pirate of the Caribbean” environment. The variety of puzzles. The communication by walkie-talkie. The simple welcoming hall. Book here The ‘Black Pearl’ room at X-dimensions is kind of a myth in the world of Paris escape games. First, it is often touted as one of the most difficult room in the capital city – … Continue reading X-dimensions: The Secret of the Black Pearl

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

Escape Masters: Zombie Apocalypse

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles     Hosting    The hint QR system A fairly convincing immersion Lots of padlocks Book here Escape Masters is this venue in Griffintown, located in an impressive industrial building, where we had been playing already ‘Italian mafia restaurant’ and ‘De-composed’ (as well as ‘The spy’, which I have yet to review). As usual, your first challenge will be to find … Continue reading Escape Masters: Zombie Apocalypse