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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Adventox (London) - Haunted: The Curse of Dr Stevens

Of the three games at Adventox, this is my favourite. There’s a pretty set, a vague story that occasionally makes an appearance, enjoyable and logical puzzles, albeit without significant challenge, and a general flow that kept us entertained.

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Crack It Bolton: Pirate Cove

An experience every bit as good as Haunted House at the same venue, with fun puzzles that span the range of skill and mental challenges. They’ve improved the overall experience since our previous visit with far better instructions which results in better flow to the game.

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Ctrl-Alt-Esc (Margate): Detention

A feel-good game that throws you back to your childhood, from the GM introduction right through to the moment you escape the room. Plenty of enjoyable puzzles, an enjoyable setting and a clever finale to the experience. If you want ninety minutes of nostalgic fun then I can highly recommend.

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The Escapement (Margate): The Pit

A truly impressive game that will immerse you in the world they’ve created. With a visually astounding set and a cool story concept, it was only the puzzles where this room showed its weakness.

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Exit Newcastle: Fiorella's Cave and Volatile Laboratories

Two fun games from one of the better companies in Newcastle. Volatile Laboratories was probably impressive in its time but didn’t excite me that much while Fiorella’s cave was a really good experience let down by a couple of tedious puzzles.

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Pirate Escape (Whitley Bay): Forbidden Jungle, The Brig and Mutiny

Three fun pirate-themed games. The Brig was the most accessible with the clearest puzzle structure. Jungle was packed full of puzzles but felt a little more chaotic. Mutiny had more multi-stage puzzles than I’ve seen in almost any game.

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Pressure Point (Ashford): The Moonlit Wild

A thoroughly enjoyable romp through a jungle world with pretty decoration and fun puzzles. It’s worth mentioning that this is a particularly child-friendly room with a beautiful, engaging set and bonus search content.

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Pressure Point (Ashford): Broken

A fun game with a great balance of puzzles. I loved the unusual theme, the clever structure, the strong set and the confident finale. Pressure Point seem to have the knack of creating games that feel really polished and leave you with that hard-to-define feeling of “flow”.

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Thorpe Park: Jungle Escape

A very short crystal-maze-esque experience. Personally, I don’t think it’s worth taking time out from the rest of the park for enthusiasts but, if you want to take a break from rides after lunch, you could do worse and at £7 per person, it’s not extortionate.