The Escape Game: Playground

Game experience: EXCELLENT
IMMERSION: 4.5 / PUZZLES: 5 / HOSTING: 4

Playground puts you in the shoes of 4th grade schoolers who have to complete all their assignments in order to go to a sport competition. All tasks are super fun, and the whole thing flows very smoothly. Continue reading The Escape Game: Playground

Olde City Escape Game: Midnighters

Game experience: VERY GOOD
IMMERSION: 4.5 / PUZZLES: 4.5 / HOSTING: 4

A 1980s eerie atmosphere loosely inspired by Goonies and Stranger Things (without the fantastic elements) and enhanced by a great music and a beautiful final device. Continue reading Olde City Escape Game: Midnighters

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

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 since), and … Continue reading Immersia: Week-end at the Shack

The Escape Artist: 13th Floor

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion Puzzles Hosting A full-motion room  The immersive introduction The gamemaster entering the room Book here The Escape Artist is a recently opened venue in Seattle that boasts on having America’s “first full motion escape room”. Needless to say, I was very intrigued by this description, so I went to try this room during my Seattle trip. “You and your friends … Continue reading The Escape Artist: 13th Floor

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