Welcome to The Logic Escapes Me, a blog about escape rooms, with a London bias. If you’re here to find a review, then click on the Reviews link above. Otherwise, why not search the site (magnifying glass up on the right) or look through some of the recent posts below? Short of time? Then check out my comparison pages in the menu above. Feel free to comment on any of the pages, or drop me an email.

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The Escaporium (Halifax): The Haligonian

A charming room and perfect for players who are looking for something that’s perhaps a little more cultural and touristy than your average escape room.

Lamplighters

Every year, I find a couple of things that look interesting at the Vaults and head down to try them out. This time round, one of those experiences was Lamplighters, which appeared to be some sort of immersive gaming theatre event. Add to that a friend vouching for the central (and only) actor as being
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Escape Hull: The Darker Side of Hull

First impressions aren’t that exciting but this turns out to be a pretty game with a reasonable flow of logical puzzles. It’s not going to knock your socks off but, if you want a game that showcases some of the history of the city, is generally pleasant to be in and serves up a decent set of puzzles, then this will do nicely.

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Cryptx (Cambridge): The Gaol

It’s not a game where you’ll be amazed by the decor or with amazingly challenging puzzles but there’s enough here to carry the game and little that will cause frustration.

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© ErikvanB / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 (not a picture of the actual room) Outside the room Cryptx is an unusual venue. It’s eschewed the usual city centre or industrial outskirts and instead opted for a location that’s pretty much in the middle of nowhere. It’s a bold move that suggests a certain confidence in their games,
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The Live Escape (Huddersfield): Underground

A fun, coherent game with a reasonable theme and fun puzzles. At times some of those challenges were shoehorned in to the room but overall a very solid game.

A Door in a Wall (London): Dead Drop

Back to their best: Dead Drop is A Door in a Wall’s usual combination of great performance, fun puzzles, a convoluted mystery and a smattering of outrageous puns. I highly recommend.

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Trapped In (Bury): CSI

A fun game that isn’t likely to wow but should keep you entertained for most of an hour with a decent variety of puzzles.