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Escape Blackpool: Contagion

A solid room with some brilliant moments. Great for novices, but still fun for small groups of experienced players.

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Omescape: Joker's Asylum

A tried and tested game from across the Atlantic, Joker’s Asylum is the first room where our team was fair and squarely beaten. Overall, not a game I enjoyed, but it still left me excited about what OMEscape are bringing to the table.

April 2016 news and rumours

All this month’s news from the London scene. AI Escape and the Crystal Maze finally open after a long wait, info on new games at clueQuest and Enigma Quests. Expansion at Handmade Mysteries and rumours of TV mention.

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Mind the Game: Crazy Professor

Outside the room Good things come to those who wait. If that’s true then Mind the Game must be very good indeed, because I first head about it back in April of last year. It took a while to open up, but it finally launched in February of this year. In a twist of fate, and surprisingly given
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Block Stop: Counter Call

I’ve really enjoyed some of the immersive theatre that I’ve attended in the past, but I’ve always felt there was something missing. A feeling that we were just following a script (albeit one we didn’t know), and that we’d end up at the same destination pretty much regardless of what we did. It should come as no surprise
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Enter the Oubliette: Escape from New Pelagia [CLOSED]

A great room where every aspect of the game brings out the Big Brother dystopian universe in which it’s set. From host to intro to theme to puzzles to finale, it’s a wonderful experience.

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Namco Funscape: Escape Room

A terrible game that I didn’t enjoy in the slightest. Minimal theming, a host that didn’t really care about or understand the game, and a puzzle that was borderline impossible to solve doomed players of this game to disappointment.

Creating an escape room with a 7 year old

It took me a while to carve it on the living room wall, but I think it was worth it. Did you put her up to this? Would I do such a thing? Well, yes, but in this case I didn’t. I went out for my Saturday morning parkrun, and while I was away one of my
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March 2016 news and rumours

Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the escape rumours post, and wow a lot has happened since last month. Firstly I’ve been busy escaping room – 11 in total and one with a celebrity (more on that another day). Secondly, lots has been happening on the London scene, so plenty of news there too. Note that this
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