Escape City: The Hangover

Game experience: EXCELLENT Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The great decors The well-thought puzzle structure The mature humor A super immersive event towards the end 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 … Continue reading Escape City: 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 … 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 … 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

The Great Escape Room: Moriarty’s Gameroom

Game experience: AVERAGE Immersion    Puzzles     Hosting    A paradise for scavengers. Well-adapted to big groups. Some puzzles requiring US-centered general knowledge. The artificial theme. Book here The Great Escape Room is an escape game chain across the US that features many venues, from Florida to Michigan, Ohio or Illinois. Their website describes them as “a unique blend of traditional escape room and a challenging … Continue reading The Great Escape Room: Moriarty’s Gameroom

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

Escape Masters: Italian mafia restaurant

Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion    Puzzles     Hosting  The non-sequential puzzle structure. The musical immersion. A tad classical. Book here Before trying the impressive virtual reality experience ‘De-composed’, we had the chance to play the ‘Italian mafia restaurant’ room at the Griffintown-located ‘Escape Masters’. Your first challenge will be to find the venue inside the labyrinthine building (don’t worry though, it is well indicated). As … Continue reading Escape Masters: Italian mafia restaurant