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

Escape House: Save the White House

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    A nice variety of puzzles to solve. Being in the oval office. Lots of padlocks. Book here After playing at ‘The Escape Game Chicago’, I did not have to look very far to find another venue: ‘EscapeHouse Chicago’ is located in the same street, barely 50 meters away – the second venue of a chain … Continue reading Escape House: Save the White House

The Escape Game: Gold rush

Game experience: EXCELLENT Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    Very nice decors. Fun and immersive manipulations. Nothing of importance. Book here I stayed in Chicago for work during a few days in November 2017, and wanted to use this opportunity to try some of the escape rooms the city has to offer. The Escape Game Chicago attracted my attention – it is the local … Continue reading The Escape Game: Gold rush

Get Out: The Tesla workshop

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    A well integrated ‘electricity’ theme. The common introduction for several groups and the gamemaster entering the room. Book here Get out is a franchised escape game venue present in various cities across France, such as Orléans, Lille, Reims, Amiens, Cherbourg, Toulouse… and even in Liège (Belgium) and La Réunion (non metropolitan France)! Until recently, they … Continue reading Get Out: The Tesla workshop