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 … Continue reading Immersia: Week-end at the Shack

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

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

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

Clue & Co: The Crypt

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    Original manipulations and few padlocks. Some beautiful elements. The gamemaster guidance could be better integrated in the atmosphere. Book here L’Anticafé is this branch of pleasant cafés where you pay depending on how long you stay, rather than on what you order. The Anticafé in République is special though: if you scratch its cosy surface, … Continue reading Clue & Co: The Crypt

One Hour: Lost Asylum

  Game experience: EXCELLENT Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    An intense atmosphere of fear and paranoia The interactions with the gamemaster The interactions between players to solve some puzzles Nothing Book here This Lost Asylum at the end of Paris’ 11th arrondissement had been teasing my curiosity for many months already, and I was looking forward to explore it. It had closed its … Continue reading One Hour: Lost Asylum

LeavinRoom: Instinct de survie

Game experience: EXCELLENT Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    A very elaborate, tensed atmosphere. Some original puzzles that will test various faculties. ∅ Book here ‘Saw’ is probably the perfect movie scenario to adapt as an escape room: trapped by a mad serial killer, his victims are left a glimpse of hope if they manage to solve all his twisted puzzled in a limited time. … Continue reading LeavinRoom: Instinct de survie