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

Epsilon Escape: The Patient of Room 8

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles     Hosting  The gorgeous welcoming hall. The variety of immersive atmospheres. Some fun manipulations. A sequential puzzle structure at times. Book here I had always wondered, when looking at the Epsilon escape’s website, whether their welcome hall is as impressive as it appears from the pictures. Going there, I finally had my answer: no – it is actually more … Continue reading Epsilon Escape: The Patient of Room 8

Quest Factory: Balkans Operation

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The “electronic magic” The role of the gamemaster integrated in the scenario  Nothing Book here During my last stay in Paris, I heard the name of ‘Quest Factory’ coming back insistently from various sources, so I definitely had to check if they were as good as what people would say! They opened in January 2018, next … Continue reading Quest Factory: Balkans Operation

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

Artimus: Freak Show

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    An ultra-immersive and very original atmosphere. The quality of the pre-game experience. One puzzle could be improved. Book here Artimus is this quite recent venue in Paris where we had the chance to play the excellent Ultimate Madrigal. From outside, Artimus might look like an old-fashioned doctor cabinet: Inside, you might think you have entered … Continue reading Artimus: Freak Show

Happy hour: Professor Zoltan’s virus

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting  A room decorated by artists that fits well the theme. A few fun, science-inspired puzzles. A couple of pen-and-paper riddles. Book here ‘Happy hour escape game’ is one of the historical venue in Paris – the 6th one to open, in October 2014. They feature three rooms: one for beginners (‘Le cachot du chevalier noir’), and … Continue reading Happy hour: Professor Zoltan’s virus