Escape Room 071: Einstein’s Madness

Game experience: GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The difficulty of the puzzles The uneven immersion Book here Enter the magical world of the biggest genius that has ever lived: Albert Einstein. You step into his office and suddenly you don’t feel well. What is your intuition telling you? Does everything seem normal or is everything suddenly feeling strange? Can you keep your head cool and … Continue reading Escape Room 071: Einstein’s Madness

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 … Continue reading The Escape Artist: 13th Floor

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

Reykjavik Escape: The Mafia

Game experience: AVERAGE Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting  The musical immersion. The only escape venue in Reykjavik. Reykjavik’s weather is a good incentive for playing escape games. Simple decors. Classical puzzles with lots of padlocks. Book here Playing an escape game may not be on top of your list of the to-do things if you are visiting Iceland, but think about it: Iceland weather’s is not … Continue reading Reykjavik Escape: The Mafia

Quest Factory: Operation Balkans

Game experience: VERY GOOD Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The “electronic magic” The role of the gamemaster integrated in the scenario  Nothing Book here During my last stay in Paris, I heard the name of ‘Quest Factory’ coming back insistently from various sources, so I definitely had to check if they were as good as what people would say! They opened in January 2018, next … Continue reading Quest Factory: Operation Balkans