Escape from the 6: Firefighter Rescue

Game experience: VERY GOOD
IMMERSION: 4.5 / PUZZLES: 4.5 / HOSTING: 3.5
A bipolar room: a (too) classical start leads later to a thrilling adventure involving exciting manipulations you will rarely have the chance to perform in an escape game! Continue reading Escape from the 6: Firefighter Rescue

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Boxaroo: Conundrum Museum

Game experience: VERY GOOD
IMMERSION: 4 / PUZZLES: 4.5 / HOSTING: 5
From the immersive start to the extensive debriefing and the impressive stat sheet summarizing your successes and failures, the game flow was perfect, with no hiccup whatsoever. Boxaroo’s professionalism is a model for the escape community. Continue reading Boxaroo: Conundrum Museum

LOST Taiwan: Stolen

Game experience: GOOD    Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting The difficulty The variety of puzzles The last puzzle Noises from outside the room Book here On March 18, 1990, 13 works of art valued at 500 million of dollars were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Earlier, the guards had admitted two men posing as police officers responding to a disturbance call. … Continue reading LOST Taiwan: Stolen

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 … Continue reading Hour to Midnight: Assassin’s Deadly Game

Quest Factor: National Treasure

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting  The mystical atmosphere Some  impressive animations One less interesting pen-and-paper riddle Book here Quest Factor is becoming one of the largest escape game company in the Seattle area, with three venues at different places: Seattle, Shoreline, and Redmond. We had the opportunity to test three of their games – National Treasure and Mad Scientist at Shoreline, as … Continue reading Quest Factor: National Treasure

Mad Genius Escape Rooms: The Cat’s Lady

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting    The great humor The roleplaying welcome and voice gamemastering A very sequential puzzle structure Book here As escape games become more mainstream, it is harder and harder for companies to stay competitive. Some large franchised venues are following the Hollywoodian road, investing a lot of money in their room to enhance the immersion thanks to a … Continue reading Mad Genius Escape Rooms: The Cat’s Lady

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