A rundown of some of the shows in the 2018 Vault Festival that appealed to me including The Lifeboat, Revolution and Lamplighters.
A charming game that represents a step up since their first outing. It’s one of those experiences where I felt the whole was greater than the sum of the parts although the parts weren’t too shabby either.
The second outing from the impressive Time Trap team in Reading. An interesting take on the Alice in Wonderland theme, this game saw us entering Lewis Carroll’s mind in order to restore the memories he used to create his most famous book.
A review of iDventure’s Unfinished Case of Holmes – a play at home game. While the outer packaging looked inauspicious, there was much to appreciate – well printed clues, a good storyline, a nice central prop and some puzzles that were enjoyable. Sadly, the puzzles didn’t match the rest of the experience, leaving us with a sense of frustration.
That rarest of experiences – a game created for precisely two players. A good game that doesn’t amaze but rarely puts a foot wrong – good theming, good flow, good puzzles, good finale. Like I said – a good game.
Last month’s news from the London scene. Get it while it’s hot!
A round up of the 2017 games that I’d like to celebrate.
One of the very best games I’ve played in the UK – easily in my top 10. Good decoration, interesting storyling, strong puzzles and amazing craftmanship. A game with no real weaknesses and plenty of strengths.
Reviews of the three games at A Real Escape in Portsmouth. Solid but not exciting fare – enjoyable if you’re in the area but not games that I’d make a significant detour for.
An analysis of the new escape room in a box Kickstarter project The Enigma Box.