HintHunt: Submarine – Mission Deep Down

Game experience: VERY GOOD   Immersion    Puzzles    Hosting The immersive decors. Fun mechanisms and no key padlocks. The visual hinting system. Slightly too many puzzles. Book here Hinthunt is one of the pioneer company in the escape game world – it was, for example, the first escape game company to open a venue in Paris. I hold a special memory of it, as my … Continue reading HintHunt: Submarine – Mission Deep Down

Locurio: The Storykeeper

Game experience: EXCELLENT   Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting A fantastic actor play The device accompanying you during your adventure Beautiful decors A well-thought gameplay Nothing Book here There must be something magical in the air of the Fremont area in Seattle: a troll coming out of the ground, a park where strange factory-shaped constructions seem to grow out of nowhere… and Locurio, one of … Continue reading Locurio: The Storykeeper

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

Mystery room: Pharaoh’s treasure

Game experience: TERRIBLE Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    Nothing Everything Despite occasional shortcomings, nearly all escape games I had played so far had been a fun experience, with dedicated owners, designers and gamemasters who work hard to provide a good experience. It was therefore an interesting experience to play at Mystery Room, as I could hardly imagine that the quality of an escape game … Continue reading Mystery room: Pharaoh’s treasure

Happy Hour: Escape café ‘Bledard-sur-Seine’

Game experience: GOOD Immersion (Not applicable)    Puzzles    Hosting  A nice variety of puzzles The two game modes (collaborative or competitive)  No immersion in the classical sense Book here The escape café “Bledard-sur-Seine” is a recent creation by “Happy hour escape game”. It has a very unique format in the world of escape games, with puzzles arranged across six large boxes, that you have 90 … Continue reading Happy Hour: Escape café ‘Bledard-sur-Seine’

Padlock: Recto Verso

Game experience: ENTERTAINING Immersion    Puzzles       Hosting    An original “duality” theme. The collaborative puzzle structure. A few riddle-book-style puzzles. Book here   (here is a first puzzle: can you find the word hidden in the “Padlock” logo above?) Padlock is an escape game venue that opened in September 2017 in Montrouge, a southern suburb of Paris, and it already features three games. … Continue reading Padlock: Recto Verso