December 2018

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Guildford Escape Rooms: Venus

The funniest game I’ve played. For that alone it deserves high praise, but alongside it they’ve got a great mission, fun puzzles and a good ending. I’d highly recommend heading along.

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Guildford Escape Rooms: The Case of the Missing Gun

A pretty room which delivers some relatively difficult puzzles for enthusiasts to get their teeth stuck into. A couple of places saw us go off the rails, but good GMing meant that we were always kept on track.

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Make Your Escape (Derby): Utopia and Dystopia

A pair of games that were both enjoyable experiences, but which really came into their own when played back to back. Break out of Dystopia before discovering the truth behind the perfect society of Utopia.

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Prague Escape Review: MindMaze - Galactic Pioneers

A fantastic space game that begins before you even enter the spaceship, packs in puzzles that are fun and on theme, offers cool decoration and finishes off the experience with a fun finale. If you’re in Prague, this should be on your list of games to play.

Exit the Game: Dead Man on the Orient Express

An escape room in a box with a murder mystery element. I enjoyed the puzzles including one slightly unusual physical element but found that the murder mystery part frustrated me. A fun time for two players.

Unlock! - Escape Adventures

A review of the first Unlock! board game – a collection of three escape rooms with a nice variety of styles.

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Lucardo (Rawtenstall, Lancashire): Corruption

A refreshing room that showed padlocks don’t hurt good games. With decent puzzles and an original start and finish, this stood out from the crowd to be one of my favourite games in the area.

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Unreal Room Escape (Barcelona, Spain): La Mina (The Mine)

Outside the room We had time to play a single escape room on a recent family visit to Barcelona and, after getting some advice from a local enthusiast, we chose Unreal Room Escape‘s La Mina (The Mine) as a highly regarded room which was accessible for children. While, at first glance, its location in Hospitalet
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Netherlands Escape Review: Locked Amsterdam - The Liebermann Conspiracy

A room which was full of contrasts – stunning attention to detail in some parts with what felt like careless design in others. Still worth playing but be prepared to go through moments of frustration and confusion in what was, overall, an enjoyable game.

Netherlands Escape Review: Escape Rooms Zandvoort

A review of three fun games. Each was great in its own way – the racing game with an impressive centrepiece, the mine with wonderful decoration and the Boat Trip with a real feel of going on a voyage. Worth playing if you’re in the area.