This game had some promise but was let down by the lack of attention to detail and a use of tech that took more away from the game than it added. Remove the tech and tighten up some of the solutions, and I think you may get a solid game. However, as it is, I’d head elsewhere in London where there are plenty of better games.
A game that delivers an acceptable quality on all fronts while never really managing to do well on any of them. It isn’t a game that you’re going to travel across the city for but, if you do head along, I don’t think you’ll hate it either.
An engaging Prohibition-themed room, with beautiful decorations, a magnificent centrepiece and puzzles that held my interest right till the end of the game.
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.
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
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.
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.
© 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,
The highlight of a 20-game New Year’s Eve trip, Lightning in a Bottle is filled with good harder-than-average puzzles, fun theatre and a pretty set.
A beautiful room that was fun to be in and had solid – albeit similarly styled – puzzles. With a relatively low difficulty level this is the perfect game for beginners to head along to..