September 2017

Warsaw Escape Review: Cryptex

My favourite set of games of the trip including my favourite game full stop – Cannibal’s Lair. I’d recommend all three of these games which although they didn’t have particularly engaging storylines managed to combine great puzzles with impressive theming.

Warsaw Escape Review: Escape Room Bank

Of the five games our teams played at Escape Room Bank, I wouldn’t really recommend any. Prison has some merit but has several destructible puzzles while teammates who played Grand Robbery said it was reasonable.

Warsaw Escape Review: Dom Kluczy

A beautiful room where immersion is right at the centre of the game from pretty much the moment you arrive. With an attention to detail and constant attempt to craft a better experience, it’s no surprise that people constantly recommend them, and you can add me to that list!

Warsaw Escape Review: Quest Hunt

Enjoyable games with a nice variety of difficulties but let down by some questionable GMing decisions. Space Odyssey has some delightful exploratation while Through the Rabbit Hole is perfect for children and beginners.

Warsaw Escape Review: Escapers

It might be a little out of the way but this is well worth a visit. The weakest game was strong and the stronger games were a lot of fun. Interesting puzzles, pretty sets and good GMing.

Warsaw Escape Review: Black Cat Escape Rooms

A venue with several controversial games. One I didn’t play after seeing my teammates reactions, one had racist overtones that made me incredibly uncomfortable, one that involved hard core pornography being played in the room and then two other uncontroversial rooms which were reasonably strong.

Warsaw Escape Review: Escape Room Warsaw

Three solid games with a couple that I’d actively recommend – Medieval in particular was really enjoyable after a slightly rocky start while Museum started off strongly but petered out a little. Time Machine was still a reasonable effort although it never truly captured my imagination.

Warsaw Escape Review: Hard Lock

A three game venue with great GMing and facilities but where we felt a lot of frustration in the games. Terrorist is probably the most interesting experience with a few cool moments in the game. Mafia Snitch has one seriously impressive centrepiece and Chernobyl was a disappointment.

Warsaw Escape Review: Dom Zagadek

Three solid games. Not the best you’ll find in Warsaw but certainly enjoyable with nothing that’s likely to particularly frustrate and each with their own charms.

Warsaw Escape Review: Room Escape Warsaw

A venue that I wouldn’t recommend – the GMs were poor, one game was broken, one game had a horrible, horrible puzzle and the third game was enjoyable but nothing special. Note that this is a different venue to Escape Room Warsaw which has far better games even though the two brands are linked.