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 to create an … 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

Missions Morpheus: Bloody Mary

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles     Hosting  Fun and creative puzzles. Original atmosphere. A room reset hiccup before our game. Warning: This room has now been closed. ‘Mission Morpheus’ is a movie theater that opened at the end of 2016 near Jean Talon subway. Or at least, this is their official cover: in fact, they are an agency sending secret agents to solve … Continue reading Missions Morpheus: Bloody Mary

Gamescape: The Alchemist’s challenge

Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion Puzzles Hosting Some well-thought puzzles. The original hint system. Simple decors. Lots of padlocks. 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 an escape game … Continue reading Gamescape: The Alchemist’s challenge

Room Escape Ottawa: Serial Killer Charade

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    A fantastic, oppressive atmosphere. The gamemaster entering the room spoiled the immersion. Book here Roomescape is a big game complex in the suburbs of Ottawa: it features a few large multi-room escape games next to an archery tag game – think laser tag with bows. I tried the two escape games available at the … Continue reading Room Escape Ottawa: Serial Killer Charade