Escape Osaka: Dark Zen

Game experience: EXCELLENT Immersion Puzzles Hosting The original scenario The full-fledged dynamic of the game The Japaneseness Nothing significant Book here The escape room connoisseurs know that the first room ever opened in 2007 in Japan, hosted by SCRAP Entertainment Inc. The concept has since transcended borders and gained the success it has today, SCRAP itself having expanded to more than 50 rooms in Japan and … Continue reading Escape Osaka: Dark Zen

Escape City Buffalo: The Hangover

Game experience: EXCELLENT Immersion Puzzles Hosting The great decor  The well-thought puzzle structure The mature humor A super immersive device Nothing Book here “After a wild night out in Las Vegas, you and your friends wake up in a hotel suite with no clue where you are or what happened. All you know is that you stole a lot of money from the Russian Mafia and they … Continue reading Escape City Buffalo: The Hangover

Hourglass Escapes: Rise of the Mad Pharaoh

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting The fantastic sarcophagus!  Lots of puzzles The roles and their personalized hints The simple decors around the sarcophagus Book here “YOU HAVE 60 MINUTES TO SAVE DR. CARTER! HURRY, TIME IS RUNNING OUT! With just your wits, clues from crates of artifacts, and notes from the trapped archaeologist, you must solve puzzles, discover mysteries, and help free Dr. … Continue reading Hourglass Escapes: Rise of the Mad Pharaoh

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 heavy use of … Continue reading Mad Genius Escape Rooms: The Cat’s Lady

Escape Room Live: Ghostbusters

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    The use of hi-tech to further the immersion. The humor. The express introduction and debriefing. Book here Escape Room Live is a quite famous escape venue in the Washington D.C. area, with two locations, one in Alexandria, and a more recent one in Georgetown. The latter features a very large and beautiful waiting space, that … Continue reading Escape Room Live: Ghostbusters

Happy Hour: Escape café ‘Bledard-sur-Seine’

Game experience: GOOD Immersion (Not applicable)    Puzzles    Hosting  A nice variety of puzzles The two game modes (collaborative or competitive)  No immersion in the classical sense Book here The escape café “Bledard-sur-Seine” is a recent creation by “Happy hour escape game”. It has a very unique format in the world of escape games, with puzzles arranged across six large boxes, that you have 90 … Continue reading Happy Hour: Escape café ‘Bledard-sur-Seine’