Escape the Room: Clock Tower

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion   Puzzles   Hosting  Some very original puzzles Very nicely crafted props A first room not very soundproof Book here Escape the Room was one of the first company to open an escape game in the USA. Since then, they have been continuously opening increasingly sophisticated new games. As their rooms can be found in many cities, the company could develop … Continue reading Escape the Room: Clock Tower

Sauve Qui Peut: Poseidon’s wrath

Game experience: EXCELLENT Immersion   Puzzles   Hosting Awe-inspiring decor The sound immersion An ethical dimension Nothing Book here We had saved “Poseidon’s wrath” for the end of our escape Sunday at Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, after having played three other remarkable games there (see links below). “The powerful God Poseidon, unchallenged king of the seas and oceans, is angry: for decades, humans have been invariably heading towards disaster! … Continue reading Sauve Qui Peut: Poseidon’s wrath

Escape Manor: Escape The Diefenbunker

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion   Puzzles   Hosting A REAL bunker – ’nuff said! Parallel puzzle tracks with various difficulties Somewhat old-fashioned puzzles Book here The “World’s Largest Escape room”, as the advertisement says! For sure this is bound to raise attention of escape enthusiasts like me. Located about 30 minutes west of downtown Ottawa, this bunker was commissioned in 1958 during Cold War … Continue reading Escape Manor: Escape The Diefenbunker

Lock Academy: L’examen

As this room can only be played in French, this article is written in French. Expérience de jeu: EXCELLENTE Immersion   Gameplay    Déroulement Gameplay très fluideScénario solide Décors variés et sophistiqués Grande variété de mécanismes Rien Réservez ici “Vous pensez être les meilleurs détectives ? Prouvez-le ! La prestigieuse Lock Academy lance son concours afin de sélectionner les plus doués d’entre vous ! L’examen que vous … Continue reading Lock Academy: L’examen

HintHunt: Submarine – Mission Deep Down

Game experience: VERY GOOD   Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The immersive decors. Fun mechanisms and no key padlocks. The visual hinting system. Slightly too many puzzles. Book here Hinthunt is one of the pioneer company in the escape game world – it was, for example, the first escape game company to open a venue in Paris. I hold a special memory of it, as my … Continue reading HintHunt: Submarine – Mission Deep Down

Esc4pe: The Investigator

Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The musical and light immersion. Some original puzzles with cool manipulations. Some simple decors. A couple of ambiguous puzzles. Book here Esc4pe is an independent escape game company whose games are all unified by a “spy” theme. The Gauntlet is your recruitment test, The Minimalist will be your first assignment, and finally their most recent scenario, The Investigator, … Continue reading Esc4pe: The Investigator

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 … Continue reading Hourglass Escapes: Rise of the Mad Pharaoh