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

Quest Factor: National Treasure

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting  The mystical atmosphere Some  impressive animations One less interesting pen-and-paper riddle Book here Quest Factor is becoming one of the largest escape game company in the Seattle area, with three venues at different places: Seattle, Shoreline, and Redmond. We had the opportunity to test three of their games – National Treasure and Mad Scientist at Shoreline, as … Continue reading Quest Factor: National Treasure

Portland Escape Rooms: Madame Neptune’s Voodoo Curse

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting  The immersive actor play The eerie atmosphere Somewhat classical puzzles Book here After my great experience at Portland’s Hours to Midnight in the morning, far east from the center, I went in the late afternoon in the opposite direction to Portland Escape Rooms on the far west – rarely had I spent 5$ on a bus day … Continue reading Portland Escape Rooms: Madame Neptune’s Voodoo Curse

Hour to Midgnight: The Secrets of Nibiru

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting    A very refined mystical atmosphere. Sophisticated trigger effects replacing padlocks. One somewhat repetitive puzzle. A shorter game than what it seems. Book here Hour to Midnight is one of the first escape game venues that opened in Portland. The owners have been working for long in the theater and haunted house industry – so when it comes … Continue reading Hour to Midgnight: The Secrets of Nibiru

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

Immersia: The Lost Temple of Cthulhu

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles     Hosting    The immersive jungle environment. Some mechanisms that feel like magic. The very friendly welcome and immersive gamemastering. A somewhat less impressive final part in the last room. Book here I’m sure that you’ve heard of Cthulhu, this cosmic God created by H.P. Lovecraft, a 100m-tall humanoid with an octopus head and dragon wings: (author Dominique Signoret, … Continue reading Immersia: The Lost Temple of Cthulhu

Gamescape: The Alchemist’s challenge

  Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion Puzzles Hosting Some well-thought puzzles. The original hint system. Simple decors. Lots of padlocks. Book here Warning: This room has now been closed. Gamescape is one of the historical escape game venue in Paris, the fourth one to open, in August 2014. One of the creator, Irving Le Hen, has been involved in a variety of escape game-related products, including … Continue reading Gamescape: The Alchemist’s challenge